Podcasts are an excellent way to spend your commute. (Not too many other options if you're the one driving.)

Instead of listening to music or political commentary, consider using this valuable free time to learn more about:

  • Saving.
  • Investing.
  • Real estate.
  • Other financial topics.

Similar to the countless financial apps and tools we have at our fingertips today, there are thousands of podcasts that discuss money matters. That's why our team has narrowed it down to eight that we believe physicians will find the most beneficial.

The White Coat Investor Podcast

In January 2017, board-certified emergency physician Jim Dahle launched The White Coat Investor Podcast.

The goal was to further advance the mission of his popular blog by helping physicians turn their high income into a high net worth.

Dahle publishes new episodes every Thursday that range from 20 to 60 minutes. To date, each episode has averages upwards of 17,000 downloads.

Recent topics include:

  • Investing in bonds.
  • Cash balance plans.
  • Retirement planning.
  • General investing.
  • Long-term care insurance.

Dahle also answers financial questions from listeners throughout each episode.

Freedom Formula for Physicians

Dave Denniston is a tax and financial consultant who hosts the Freedom Formula for Physicians.

The goal of his podcast is to help physicians:

  • Lower taxes.
  • Get rid of debt.
  • "Enjoy a joyous, liberated lifestyle.”

Denniston recently stated he would be taking a break from producing new episodes. However, don't let that stop you from listening to 100+ podcasts on topics including:

  • Taxes.
  • Real estate.
  • Student loan debt.
  • Malpractice insurance.
  • Retirement planning.

Financial Residency

The Financial Residency podcast is hosted by Ryan Inman --- a financial advisor who is married to a physician.

The podcast is focused on helping physicians overcome their unique financial challenges, including:

  • Student loan debt.
  • Financial literacy.
  • Surviving the lean years of residency.

Regular topics include:

  • Financial planning.
  • Student loans.
  • Real estate.
  • Investing.

Recent podcast topics include budgeting, contracts, homebuying, and whether physicians should pay off debt or invest.

Doctor Money Matters

Dr. Tarang Patel, a radiologist, created Doctor Money Matters to build a community of health care professionals interested in financial independence.

Patel believes it’s important for medical professionals to understand how to save money and invest. That’s because while the costs of entering the profession are rising, the financial benefits are decreasing.

Podcast episodes primarily focus on personal finance, but other topics include:

  • Contract negotiation.
  • Salary and employment trends.
  • Starting your own private practice.

Episodes typically features a guest expert who can speak on relevant subjects.

The Dave Ramsey Show

Dave Ramsey is one of the best-known names in personal finance. On top of his many best-selling books, he also hosts The Dave Ramsey Show.

Here, he covers a myriad of financial topics, including:

  • Debt.
  • Taxes.
  • Investing.
  • Saving, budgeting.
  • Home buying and selling
  • Retirement planning.
  • Insurance.

Although he does not speak directly to doctors, his insights and expertise are beneficial to all.

BiggerPockets

If you want to learn more about investing in real estate, don't miss out on BiggerPockets.

This podcast is part of a website that contains various real estate investing resources, from building wealth to supplementing income.

New podcast episodes are released each Thursday. Recent episodes include:

  • How to Become a Millionaire Through Real Estate
  • Rules for Investing in Real Estate in the Coming Economic Shift
  • 10 Biggest Investing Mistakes

ChooseFI

If you want to engage more in the financial independence (FI) movement, give ChooseFI a try.

Hosts Jonathan and Brad (no last names provided) take a deep dive into the FI lifestyle and share their tactics. Jonathan graduated college as a pharmacist with $168,000 in student loans. After paying them off in four years, he is now pursuing financial independence. Meanwhile, Brad is a CPA who is always on the hunt for new strategies to become more financially secure.

ChooseFI discusses topics such as:

  • Eliminating debt.
  • Reducing expenses.
  • Building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate.

They often feature guests who have achieved financial independence, and provide actionable tips as well.

Smart Passive Income

Increasing your income is the most obvious way to:

  • Save more money.
  • Pay off student debt faster.
  • Achieve financial independence.

But being a physician doesn’t leave much time (if any) to earn supplemental income on the side.

That’s where passive income – the focal point of Smart Passive Income — comes into play. Entrepreneur Pat Flynn publishes a weekly podcast that discusses ideas on how to increase your income without a lot of time or energy.

Key takeaways

Whether it's your daily commute or your lunch break, podcasts are a productive way way to spend spare time.

Because the web is more cluttered than ever, we took the liberty to pinpoint eight financial podcasts that we believe are best suited for physicians:

Tune in and enjoy!

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