There’s a lot of great content out there that can help you improve your finances – way more than anyone can discover by themselves. For the past few years, almost all of the content I’ve consumed has come in the form of blogs and podcasts. I recapped 9 of my favorite podcasts in a post I wrote a few months ago.
For some reason, the idea of consuming content by video didn’t really seem to appeal to me. Video, after all, is like TV. It’s for vegging out – not for learning.
I’ve since changed my tune as I’ve discovered the power of YouTube. I think YouTube is an interesting medium for sharing information. For some reason, I’d always just thought of it as a source for stupid stuff – cat videos, dumb pranks, music videos. Things like that.
But it turns out that there’s a ton of well made, informational content out there in the YouTube world. I personally think YouTube videos are the best way to acquire discrete pieces of information. Travel hacking, in particular, is really well suited for YouTube videos. That’s because it’s usually pretty discrete topics that are maybe too short for a blog post or a podcast but that can easily be addressed in a YouTube video.
In today’s post, I want to share a few of my favorite YouTube channels that I’ve been watching over the past few months. I think all of these channels can help readers like you who are interested in optimizing your finances.
Favorite Personal Finance Related YouTube Channels
1. Ask Sebby
Travel hacking is pretty complicated – it’s why there are so many blogs and podcasts that talk about this topic. For a newbie starting out, just getting started can be pretty intimidating.
Thankfully, I found a great YouTube channel called Ask Sebby. Hosted by Sebastian Fung, Ask Sebby has been an invaluable source for me as I’ve been figuring out my way through this complicated world. He releases a new video every day and I pretty much watch them as soon as they come out.
In terms of content, Ask Sebby focuses primarily on credit cards and travel hacking, with the occasional dip into other personal finance topics. It’s great for anyone who’s into travel hacking or optimizing their finances (like a lot of you readers probably are). If those are topics that interest you, then this is definitely the #1 channel you should be watching.
Beat The Bush, as described by the host, makes videos about credit cards, personal finance, early retirement, and finance hacks. For readers of this blog, this information is right up our alley.
Topics on this channel range all over – from credits cards to traditional personal finance topics to just random life hack stuff. It’s really one of the only pure personal finance channels that I come back to regularly.
The Credit Shifu is another travel hacking/credit card YouTube channel that I’ve been following for a while now. Like a lot of these type of channels, Credit Shifu goes in-depth into a lot of credit card and travel hacking topics. It’s worth taking a look at if you’re trying to learn as much as you can about how to optimize your credit card use.
4. Trip Astute
You can probably tell by now, but it seems like travel hacking and credit card stuff lends itself well to YouTube channels. For whatever reason, I find it easier to consume my travel hacking and credit card information in video form, rather than in a blog post or podcast.
Trip Astute is another travel/credit card channel that covers those topics. The production quality is great, especially for a pretty new channel. On this channel, you’ll learn, not only about travel hacking and credit cards but also about basic travel stuff that’s worth knowing.
Sharing Economy/Delivery YouTube Channels
There’s a funny category of YouTube channels out there that consist of people who just talk about delivery gigs and film themselves making deliveries. I have no idea why, but for some reason, I love watching these videos. It’s probably because I do deliveries too, so there’s some weird joy I get in watching other people doing deliveries. If I had a GoPro, I’d probably consider strapping one to my head and showing a day in the life of a delivery person (hmm…might be an idea for another day).
These channels aren’t going to be for everyone, but since people are interested in different stuff, I’d figure I’d throw these out there since these are channels I enjoy checking out.
He’s the big dog of the YouTubers that talk about apps like Postmates and film themselves doing deliveries. It’s interesting to see his YouTube business taking off and I think it just inspires me to see all of the ways that you can make money in today’s economy.
His videos were originally mainly just him doing deliveries, but as he’s gotten bigger, it’s shifted more into what I’d consider business topics. It’s worth checking out if you’re curious about the world of deliveries.
2. Kelsey Leigh
Another YouTuber that does deliveries. I like her channel a lot because she does everything on her bike. And she looks like she’s having so much fun doing deliveries.
Last year, when I was in the middle of switching jobs, I had a few days off and spent the entire day doing deliveries. The joy that I can see she has biking around delivering stuff is pretty much the same feeling I had. It’s probably the reason I connected with this channel so much.
3. Paul Yeo
Pretty much the same as the other delivery channels. Paul is based out of Portland and films himself doing deliveries on Postmates and Uber Eats. Again, it’s just something I find interesting to watch for some reason, and it’s a nice way for me to learn more about what’s going on in the world of deliveries.
The only thing I wish Paul would consider doing is making deliveries on a bike. He lives in Portland, after all!
There are way more YouTube channels out there that are worth checking out, but these are just a few of my favorite ones that I keep coming back to regularly. The key with them is that they’re entertaining, but also informative. I learn something from pretty much all of them.
Check them out and let me know what you think. Or if you have any favorites, let me know about them. I’m always looking for new stuff that can grab my attention.