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Vanguard Plain Talk on Investing podcast

Vanguard produces a very good personal finance podcast called Plain Talk on Investing. Unsurprisingly, it's focused on investing, and covers topics like saving for college, rebalancing, retirement accounts, annuities, credit scores, health care, taxes, asset allocation, and diversification.

In the Plain Talk on Investing podcast episode archive, you'll find episodes going back 3 years (until August 2006, as of August 1, 2009). The RSS feed actually goes back a few episodes further, until June 2006. Click the episode link for a full text transcript of every episode except the earliest ones. New episodes are usually published every 2 weeks, although the last few have been weekly.

Since September 2007, Vanguard has published a video version of Plain Talk on Investing. I quickly skipped through one episode, and I can see how the video format works better than audio for topics that involve charts and other visual elements. Judging by the episode titles, the video version is similar, but not identical, to the audio version. I'll stick to the audio version for now since I mostly listen to in my car.


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