The 5 Best Podcasts About Living in Retirement
By Carolanne Chavanne, CFP®
Over the past few years, podcasts have gained popularity. These audio commentaries cover every topic under the sun, from TV to news to true crime. There’s even a subset of podcasts dedicated to retirees!
Here are five podcasts about living in retirement that you’re sure to enjoy.
Squeeze the Day Podcast
The inspirational podcast Squeeze the Day encourages adults over fifty to “squeeze every drop” of fun and purpose out of their retirement years. Each episode features folks from all walks of life who celebrate the wisdom, experience, and enrichment of experiencing a “well-lived life.” Listeners are encouraged to live long, active, and fulfilling lives by exploring new activities, such as educational opportunities, health and wellness, volunteerism, and activism.
The podcast brings on great guests, including Mario Andretti, the famous race car driver who shares his story about his Italian childhood and time in a refugee camp; Dr. David Sabgir, the founder of “Walk With a Doc,” who shares his philosophy of why movement is medicine; and Nashville journalist Brad Schmitt, who talks about his road to recovery. No matter what episode you listen to, you’ll surely learn something about enjoying your retirement years to the fullest.1
The NewRetirement Podcast
Steven Chen is the founder and CEO of the NewRetirement Podcast. It all began when his mother needed to borrow some money. He realized then that his mom desperately needed a long-term financial plan. He went to work with spreadsheets and financial documents to figure out how she could have the comfortable retirement she desired, including the ability to plan and manage her retirement income.2
From this work, he decided to help other seniors make better decisions and gain confidence about their money and retirement. The informative podcasts are hosted by Chen and Davoin Robison, who interview guests about finance and retirement topics. Episodes cover topics like money, purpose, health, meaning, and lifestyle choices. As a retiree, you’re sure to gain insight from well-informed guests who speak on various retirement subjects.
Rogue Retirement Lounge
Matt Franklin, an entrepreneur, real estate guru, and investor, is the entertaining host of Rogue Retirement Lounge. Rogue Retirement Lounge is different from your typical boring financial podcast! It focuses on real ideas and insightful information about everything, from the best portfolio assets to tax-reducing strategies to retiring abroad. Tune in to learn about brain health, inflation, and macroeconomics, as you’re encouraged to think outside the box.3
The Retirement Answer Man
The Retirement Answer Man is a long-running podcast with easy-to-understand advice about financial matters and the psychology of retiring. The host, Roger Whitney, has 25 years of experience as a certified financial planner, and he interviews his guests on a wide range of topics, from widowhood to rebalancing your portfolio. He recently interviewed Annie Duke, a retired professional poker player, about the importance of decision making. With nearly 500 episodes, there is plenty of content to catch up on.4
Women Seeking Blissful Retirement
This special podcast is the brainchild of Maria Lucassen, a certified retirement specialist, and is geared toward “unique women dreaming to retire blissfully soon.” Her podcast fills the gap in the limited information available to help women who want to retire with freedom, purpose, joy, and prosperity. This fun, educational, and informative podcast helps women change their perspectives and plans, and gain control of the next phase of life. Each interactive podcast features expert guests and women worldwide discussing their retirement journeys.5
Podcasts are a great way to learn something new while driving, cleaning the house, gardening, or relaxing. These podcasts cater to retirees and contain a wealth of helpful information.
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