The Tools, Apps, Podcasts, and Books We Love

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We thought we would share all the things that teach us, help us, and make us more productive throughout the day.  The best of the best curated for you.

Not all of these are money related and they are all new ones that we’ve discovered since we covered this topic in the early days of LMM.


APM Market Place:  A quick summary of the day’s financial markets and big stories.

How To Start A Startup:  From Stanford University.

Hard Core History:  Epic history podcast.

Money for the Rest of Us:  From our past guest J David Stein!

Ted Radio Hour:  Portable Ted Talks.

Freakonomics:  All the money topics you never thought to ask about.

Fizzle:  How to build your own side business.

Smart Passive Income:  Pat Flynn’s podcast.

Nerdist:  A podcast about things and stuff.

Tim Ferris:  From The Four Hour author.

Extra Pack of Peanuts:  Past guest Travis Sherry’s travel podcast.

The College Info Geek Podcast:  From our frequent contributor Thomas Frank.

Blogs and Books

Brain Pickings:  Well curated articles for the creative and curious.

QZ:  Data driven news.

Oliver Emberton:  Oliver writes about life and how to better it.

How To Win Any Argument:  Great for married people but useful for anyone who deals with people.  Which I guess is all of us except the hermits.

Good To Great:  How some companies make the leap while others don’t.

The War of Art: How to fight your inner resistance to getting things done.

Steal Like an Artist:  About creativity.

Show Your Work:  How to share your creativity.

Mindless Eating:  Why you eat more than you realize.

Outliers: Malcolm Gladwell

The 4-Hour Chef: Tim Ferris


Uber:  Better than a cab.

Open Table:  Book a table without making a call.

Headspace:  The Netflix for guided meditation.

Acorns:  Invest your small change.

Airbnb:  Better than a hotel.

Todoist:  A simple place to keep your to do list.  Makes it easy to stay in touch with our listeners!

Slack:  Communication for teams.

Coda:  For web developers.

That’s the list.  I hope you all appreciate it.  Link heavy shows are a pain in my ass to write up!

Show Notes

River Horse Belgian Freeze: A dark Belgian style ale.

Flying Fish Oktoberfish:  An Oktoberfest style beer.

Y Combinator:  An American seed accelerator.

LMM Tool Box:  Everything you need to manage your money.

Texas 4000:  Help us beat Stacking Benjamins and support a good cause.


Candice Elliott - Senior Editor
Candice Elliott is a substantial contributor to Listen Money Matters. She has been a personal finance writer since 2013 and has written extensively on student loan debt, investing, and credit. She has successfully navigated these areas in her own life and knows how to help others do the same. Candice has answered thousands of questions from the LMM community and spent countless hours doing research for hundreds of personal finance articles. She happily calls New Orleans, Louisiana home-the most fun city in the world.

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