One of the best ways to improve your career in the finance industry is by listening to other experts and staying up-to-date on the financial news cycle. Thanks to a variety of resources—including social media, podcasts and daily, digestible newsletters—there are hundreds of options for even the busiest professional.
Having a curated list of outstanding resources recommended by experts in the industry can be a great place for a finance professional to start the journey of ongoing learning. Below, a panel of Forbes Finance Council members shares 12 of the best podcasts, books, blogs and more that can help finance professionals stay on top of their game.
1. Afford Anything Podcast
One podcast I would recommend is Afford Anything by Paula Pant. Pant is a self-made entrepreneur like myself. She started as a journalist, making peanuts, and now she has a community of 70,000 subscribers, a podcast with over 400 episodes and was recently featured in a Netflix special. She covers the behaviors and mindset around money, time and energy. – Jared Weitz, United Capital Source Inc.
2. The All-In Podcast
I’m a huge fan of The All-In Podcast. Some characters involved can be controversial, but that’s because they’re genuine actors building and investing in companies, not media personalities. Their experience spans a wide range of industries, and for anyone looking to get a comprehensive (albeit very opinionated) understanding of what’s happening in the tech industry, it’s a good place to start. – Chon Tang, Berkeley SkyDeck Fund
3. Banking With Interest
I recommend the Banking With Interest podcast by IntraFi. Host Rob Blackwell is the former editor-in-chief of American Banker. He does a great job of bringing on relevant topics and guests to keep his audience up-to-date and engaged in the banking space. – Jeffrey Marsico, The Kafafian Group, Inc.
4. ChooseFI Podcast
I would recommend ChooseFI Podcast. The hosts, Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa, interview a wide range of guests, from financial experts to everyday people who have achieved financial independence. So if you’re looking for a way to stay on top of the latest news in the world of finance, be sure to check out ChooseFI Podcast. – Angelo Ciaramello, The Funded Trader
5. Grit Capital
There’s a financial media platform called Grit Capital I would strongly recommend. Its newsletter was ranked the No. 1 free finance newsletter on Substack, and it has hundreds of thousands of followers and subscribers. Genevieve Roch-Decter is a former money manager, and she’s brilliant. No wonder even moguls like Mark Cuban follow her. – Antoine Sallis, Rapid Credit Boosters
6. The Hustle’s Daily Newsletter
The Hustle’s daily newsletter is a personal favorite of mine. Each morning I start my day with the latest news from the financial, business and tech worlds in a concise newsletter that I can digest in under five minutes. It’s the perfect resource for busy finance professionals on the go. – Mara Garcia, Phonexa Holdings, LLC
7. Institutional Investor
Institutions are consistently ahead of the game when it comes to financial innovation, and Institutional Investor’s writers have their fingers on the pulse of industry developments. For additional resources, Financial Times (a British paper) is a more objective and global counterpart of The Wall Street Journal, while ImpactAlpha provides valuable insights into the fast-growing impact investing sector. – Jaclyn Foroughi, Brazen Impact
8. Life After Google
Life After Google, by George Gilder, addresses some pertinent topics regarding trade and the economy. Gilder has solidified his place as one of the most forward-thinking and gifted commentators on technology and economics. Investors should understand and refer to these ideas regularly as we transition from the centralized cloud to a more secure, less intrusive distributed architecture. – Gerry Frigon, Taylor Frigon Capital Management LLC
9. Principles For Dealing With The Changing World Order
I would recommend Ray Dalio’s new book, Principles for Dealing With the Changing World Order. These principles and changing dynamics will affect all aspects of our lives as finance professionals. Dalio is one of the most successful hedge fund traders of all time and can help you anticipate and deal with issues before they appear. – Leo Kanell, 7 Figures Funding
10. Ten Lessons For A Post-Pandemic World
We have to put anything we are doing into a sociopolitical context that is changing incredibly quickly right now. I thoroughly enjoyed Fareed Zakaria’s Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World for its broad, sweeping analysis of what changes the pandemic may bring over the medium to long term. – Anuj Nayar, Lending Club
11. The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal not only covers finance but also politics and international affairs. Its editors are on top of the latest developments in global markets, so it has been regarded as one of the most trustworthy sources of information since 1889. Its free online articles or paid subscription publications are useful for those interested in historical trends, since its website includes articles dating back to 1996. – Neil Anders, Trusted Rate, Inc.
12. Grant Williams’ Podcasts
I recommend Grant Williams’ various podcasts (The End Game, Shifts Happen and more). His guests are some of the brightest contrarian investors in the industry—people who question the status quo and express deep concern about the consequences of global fiscal and monetary policies that have been in hyperdrive since 2008. – Jeffrey Sarti, Morton Wealth