Let’s talk podcasts…
Money talks, especially for millennials and Gen Z. According to the latest report from the TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index (P-Fin Index), African Americans lag behind whites in financial literacy topics, including personal finance knowledge such as investing, saving, borrowing, loans, emergency expenses, and weekly and monthly earnings from employment.
Young people of color need proper guidance on how to make sound decisions when it comes to managing debt, making major financial decisions, and stepping their side hustles up! Fortunately, there are Black-hosted podcasts to help with those matters.
RoyalTee Magazine highlights five podcasts hosted by people of color who discuss finance and promote financial literacy. Each voice is dedicated to sharing finance-related information in a unique way.
Paychecks & Balances
Paychecks & Balances is a podcast that is devoted to helping millennials in their finances and careers. The podcast’s goal is to help listeners reach the financial freedom they desire.
“Whether I’m talking to an expert or everyday folk, I keep things simple, so you don’t have to worry about complex jargon and confusing concepts,” it says on the podcast’s website.
The host, Rich Jones, tends to share a lot of his own personal experiences to make his content relatable.
Paychecks and Balances is available on Apple and Spotify.
Journey to Launch
Journey to Launch, hosted by Jamila Souffrant, is a podcast that is also aimed at inspiring people to reach financial freedom. Souffrant is a financial education instructor and covers topics such as budgeting, debt, income, and investing.
According to a statement on its website, the podcast provides, “the ideas and resources to help you skyrocket your savings, blast through your debt and ultimately launch you on your journey to Financial Freedom & Independence.”
Journey To Launch is Apple and Spotify.
Earn Your Leisure
Earn Your Leisure breaks down business models and explores some of the latest trends in finance, such as cryptocurrency.
Hosts, Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings, describe the show as a “college business class mixed with pop culture.”
Their weekly segment, Market Mondays is one of their signature segments.
Earn Your Leisure is on Apple and Spotify.
AfroEconomics preaches financial empowerment as a way to prevent some major issues in society impacting the Black community. Episodes like Domestic Violence Prevention through Financial Empowerment and The Price Tag of COVID-19 tackle the pandemic and income gap.
The host, JB Bryan, is an investment advisor, author, speaker, and poet. Her 10 key financial principles are based on her book, AfroEconomics: Our Black Wealth Matters.
AfroEconomics is available on Apple, Google Play, and her personal subscription site, AfroEconomics.net.
Two Black Guys with Good Credit
Two Black Guys with Good Credit is a podcast whose name explains it all. The hosts, Shaun Lynda and Matt, are two guys from Brooklyn who mix education and comedy for a one-of-a-kind podcast. Their recent episodes on financial abuse and unemployment scams and frauds have been their most popular ones.
And they even have a Karen! But this is one you will like. Keren Margolis is a “millennial comedian” that is also a contributor to the show. Margolis also has her own podcast called Race Wars that streams on Soundcloud.
Two Black Guys With Good Credit is available on Apple and Spotify.
Daniel J. Newton is a senior journalism student at Florida A&M University originally from Tampa, Florida. He has bylines in publications such as The Famuan, Journey Magazine and The Tallahassee Democrat.