Ever since Serial burst onto the scene, podcasting has entered a brand new era.

In fact, there are so many podcasts — and new ones arriving every day — that it can be hard to keep up, much less know where to start.

But we here at Spaceship have the scoop on some of the more interesting money podcasts around. Whether you’re interested in investing, the FIRE movement, starting a side hustle or managing a budget, there’s something here for you.

1. Equity Mates

2. Aussie Firebug

3. My Millennial Money

4. The Side Hustle Show

5. You Need a Budget

1. Equity Mates

Equity Mates is a podcast run by two friends, Bryce and Alec, who live in Sydney and Melbourne respectively. The duo met at university and realised they had a shared interest in investing, which ultimately led to their larger friendship group taking an interest. After a while, they realised they could impart their collective knowledge on a larger crowd, and thus Equity Mates was born. The aim of the podcast is simple: to share thoughts on investing and break down the different investing styles in an accessible way.

New episodes are released every few days. At the end of each month, the duo publish a regular feature called Ask Us Anything, where they answer the investing questions of listeners. There’s also an Experts series that features interviews with, well, experts. In addition, the website features a list of “Essentials,” which contains the episodes the duo consider must-listens. As for us, we’re pretty partial to Episode #73, “Forget Stock Picking.”

2. Aussie Firebug

Have you heard of the FIRE movement? FIRE stands for “Financial Independence Retire Early,” and it’s a movement that promotes the idea of investing consistently and early enough in life that you gain financial independence (FI) and can retire early (RE).

Aussie Firebug is an anonymous blog that details a particular FIRE journey. The writer outlines their overall net worth each month and details the various investments (e.g. properties, shares, etc.) they are making to gain financial independence for themselves.

Happily — if you’re interested in this movement — Aussie Firebug also has a podcast.

The majority of episodes are Q&A-style episodes called “Ask Firebug Fridays,” and they feature the answers to listener questions. The average episode length is around 30 minutes and it’s jam-packed with information, so it’s a great podcast for the commute to that office job you’re hoping to leave behind (once you’re financially independent, of course).

3. My Millennial Money

If you find money stressful and would prefer a podcast with an added dose of humour, My Millennial Money might be your jam. The podcast is hosted by a super funny trio — Glen James (“Australia’s Millennial Money Expert”), Erin (a lawyer), and John Pidgeon (a personal property coach) — and it’s designed to provide listeners with fun yet practical money tips.

In fact, the trio tout the podcast as being “like Hamish and Andy for your finances.” They offer up a balanced mix of advice and banter, plus they host plenty of guests. Most importantly, they gear their topics towards the issues of millennials. Think: Should you go to university? Should someone with a poor track record of money management buy a home? Do you need a will?

If you’re a millennial (or even a member of Generation Z), you’ll likely find some of the advice on this podcast useful. Better yet, you can send in your questions and ask for personal thoughts from the trio — and you might even become a “live case study.”

4. The Side Hustle Show

Maybe you need a little extra money? Or maybe you just want to exercise your creative juices — and extra income would just be a bonus? If either of these situations sounds like you, you’re probably going to love The Side Hustle Show by Side Hustle Nation.

The show has a mixed bag of episodes. Many feature profiles of that cover one particular person and their side hustle. Some side hustles are pretty weird. There’s the guy who started a knife sharpening business; the woman who writes a girl scout blog; the guy who picks up garbage; and the woman who makes $53k in profits by selling t-shirts.

Between profiles, you’ll find blog-style episodes with topics such as “5 ways to be more effective every day” and “10 creative side hustles that make real money.”

The back catalogue features more than 300 episodes and new episodes arrive on the regular. So, if you’re ready to get started, consider this podcast your first stop.

5. You Need a Budget

If your personal finances are screaming out for a budget, it seems only logical that You Need a Budget might be worth a listen. The podcast is just one of the offerings from the website of the same name, which has become famous for its helpful budgeting software.

Episodes arrive weekly, and generally, they cover basic personal finance and budgeting concepts. For example, a recent episode discussed the “pay yourself first” method, while another recent episode discussed “broken budgets.”

Perhaps the best thing about the You Need a Budget podcast, though, is the length. Episodes tend to run at no longer than 10 minutes, which makes it an excellent choice if you have a short attention span or can only spare a few minutes to your financial education.