Whether you're looking to make money, save money, or simply want to keep up-to-date with the latest personal finance news, the chances are there's a podcast for you. Here are five we like best.
1: Money Box, BBC Radio 4
No-one knows money more than financial journalist Paul Lewis and the team over at Moneybox on BBC Radio 4. The BBC describes the show as "The UK's premier weekly round-up of personal finance with Paul Lewis." We agree. Whether it's ISAs or investments, banking or benefits, credit cards or care home costs, this podcast is informative and engaging on all money matters - and isn't afraid to hold government and industry to account. Subscribe to the Moneybox podcast and you'll not only get the 30-minute Saturday show, but also the 30-minute midweek Money Box Live call-in where experts answer listeners' questions on all manner of personal finance issues.
2: 5 live Consumer Team with Martin Lewis
Yes, it's another BBC Radio offering. And this time, the podcast is in conjunction with the man who made money matters mainstream, Martin Lewis. The money saving expert was recently voted the number one most influential person tweeting about personal finance. On this podcast, Martin Lewis joins business journalist and sport pundit Adrian Chiles for, as the BBC describes it, "lively debate and tips on how to make the most of your money".
3: FT Money Show
A somewhat more highbrow offering than the other podcasts featured, but then you wouldn't expect anything less from the Financial Times. The FT says: "The FT Money Show brings you engaging and insightful coverage of the week's major personal finance issues… FT journalists dissect the news with the help of leading industry commentators and discuss how the latest events will affect you and your pocket." We say: Be prepared to be educated, sometimes bamboozled, but always enlightened. This show doesn't just focus on the pounds in your pocket, but the policy and politics behind it. It's a formula that works - the FT Money podcast is one of the financial powerhouse's most popular.
4: Money to the Masses
Damien Fahy, the man behind this weekly podcast, also features in the top 50 influential personal finance tweeters. A qualified money expert and a financial planning champion is how he describes himself on Twitter. He started Money to the Masses after wanting to use his financial qualifications to help more people for free. This podcast does a good job of covering money matters in a conversational and explanatory manner - from property to pensions to how best to use price comparison sites. Definitely worth a listen.
Now, this isn't, strictly speaking, a personal finance podcast but rather an economics one. Yes, Freakonomics is a podcast by the US authors of the award-winning book by the same name which looks at the economics of, well, just about everything. Everything from How Safe is your Job (When Will the Robots Replace Us)? to The Upside of Quitting - both topics that could affect your bottom line. So, you see, it does come back to personal finance. This podcast is so ridiculously engaging that one listener - who shall remain anonymous - has been known to walk into lampposts while tuning in on the journey home from work. There's a reason why this podcast is one of the most popular in the world, with more than 5 million downloads per month.