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Podcasts About Budgeting for the YA Writer

By Riv Begun

Have a long list of books you want to buy? How about a dream of visiting a retreat center to write for a few days? For people in a creative profession, especially writing, budgeting can mean the difference between getting to grab hold of opportunities and not. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some great podcasts on budgeting and money, some even focused on creatives.

Start with these podcast episodes from NPR Life Kit. They’re more like general guidelines. After you finish these, head down further to the podcasts only focusing on money. That’s when we’ll get into the nitty gritty stuff, and where you can really make some big changes in your habits.

NPR Life Kit: Financial advice for artists who think they’re ‘bad with money’

This episode has great advice specifically for artists. Our favorite tip was setting up a few minutes each week to go over your finances from that week. There were also tips on starting your own business, so if you’ve thought about starting a freelance writing or editing business on the side, this episode is for you. You might also be interested in the next episode below.

NPR Life Kit: ‘Exposure’ doesn’t pay the bills. Here’s how to get paid what you’re worth

Many writers dream of freelancing, offering their services in ways beyond their own YA books. Learn how to negotiate what you’re paid so you can make your time worth it. You’ll be surprised how it can change your business.

NPR Life Kit:The Best Way To Save Money: Make It Automatic

Sometimes all you need is a few hacks to trick yourself into saving. Listen to this podcast to learn how to budget without thinking about it.

NPR Life Kit: How To Spend Less Money, Starting With A Budget

It seems simple, but this podcast episode has great advice for how to really optimize the potential of your budget.

Next, try out these entire shows on budget and finance.

The College Investor Audio Show

This show focuses on millennial money. If you fall into that age range, it just might be the right show for you.

The Ramsey Show

Dave Ramsey gives advice on personal finance and getting out of debt. Healso has written a few helpful books on budgeting.

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

Farnoosh invites today’s business minds, authors and influencers to discuss money.

Budgeting doesn’t have to be scary–and neither does learning about finances. Hopefully with some of the advice on these podcasts, you can save up for your next retreat, book haul, laptop, or anything else in your writing life.

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