Why did no one teach us this in school!? 8 money podcasts answering all of our Tax Day questions
Ah, Tax Day. The most unnecessarily complicated day of the year (it’s April 18 this year, in case anyone needed a reminder). From 1098s and 1099-Gs, to 1099-INTs and 1040s, it’s all just an alphabet soup of numbers to us. Luckily, this tax season, we are listening to podcasts all about it. From our most basic questions like “How do I even do my taxes?” to questions about the ever-changing tax credits in the COVID-19 pandemic, these podcasts are answering them all.
Get back to the basics with podcasts like “Taxes Made Simple,” find out what other people are asking about their taxes on “Money Confidential” and “Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger,” and get even deeper into the tax code with podcasts like “WSJ Your Money Brief” and “Millennial Money.” Check out these 8 Tax Day podcasts that are keeping our finances in check and the IRS off our backs.
“Money Confidential” is answering every question we have about our taxes. From trying to do them ourselves vs. hiring a professional, the impact of marriage/homeownership/divorce on taxes, how to pay taxes on investments, and so much more, you can find it all here.
Money expert Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez hosts this Real Simple podcast with guests who share a variety of perspectives. This podcast knows there is no shame in talking about the good, bad, and ugly when it comes to money.
It may feel like the financial system is stacked against you, and it probably is. Delyanne Barros, also known as Delyanne The Money Coach, is here to explain away the traditional rules of money management in favor of a new generation of wealth builders. Her CNN podcast, “Diversifying,” is here for us this Tax Day with her episode “Don’t Tip the IRS.”
Gains with Andy Giersher
On “Gains with Andy Giersher,” Andy is taking a fascinating look into the wide world of money, from interpreting mixed market messaging to exploring the future of NFTs and crypto. This Audacy and Newsradio WBBM podcast is examining all corners of our financial system to help you make the most of your money.
Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger
Jill Schlesinger, CFP, is taking on the complicated, uncomfortable, and even controversial issues when it comes to money. “Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger” releases daily, 15-minute episodes in which Jill answers listener questions about anything from saving for retirement, saving for college, taxes, buying vs. renting, and much more. Forget all that legal jargon and get insight and actionable advice from a financial planner.
“Millennial Money” is helping new generations break the mold when it comes to financial planning, investing, budgeting, and more. Hosted by Certified Financial Planner Shannah Compton Game, this podcast isn’t going to lecture you about how to spend your money. Instead, she’s handing out tips and tricks on how to live life to the fullest. In every single episode, you’ll learn something new from “Millennial Money.”
WSJ Your Money Briefing
This tax season, “WSJ Your Money Briefing” is your go-to. Whether it’s how to pay taxes on your cryptocurrency (because, duh), college-related tax deductions, how working remotely can affect your taxes, or clearing up any confusion from the child tax credit, host J.R. Whalen and the Wall Street Journal’s finance experts have got it covered.
Taxes Made Simple
If you’re looking for a podcast that is getting back to the basics, “Taxes Made Simple” hears you. It’s just 12 short episodes from 2020, but this Yahoo! Finance and TurboTax podcast is taking us through the basic questions we all had to ask at one point. From figuring out what a W-2 is, to 1099s, to credits vs. deductions, and tax tips for new homeowners, “Taxes Made Simple” is here to help.
“The Deduction” is your guide to everything you need to know about taxes. This Tax Foundation podcast is speaking with experts about the ever-changing world and how it affects what we owe. From tariffs and trade wars, federal budgeting to child tax credits, hear every aspect of the tax code explained in this podcast.