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Re-Air: “Gymsplaining” Women’s Financial Literacy with Shannon McLay, founder of “The Financial Gym”

Feminist AF

In this episode, Jenny interviews guest Shannon McLay, the founder of “The Financial Gym,” a company that pairs you with a B.F.F. (Best Financial Friend) to take a fitness inspired approach to transforming your money shame into money success. Listen to Jenny and Shannon discuss the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, learning financial literacy in adulthood, and reclaiming the financial world from men.Financial Gym site: https://financialgym.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thefinancialgymInstagram: http://instagram.com/thefinancialgymTwitter: https://twitter.com/FinancialGymPinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/thefinancialgym/ Connect with Forward in Heels at:www.instagram.com/forwardinheelswww.twitter.com/forwardinheelswww.facebook.com/forwardinheels www.forwardinheels.comhttps://bit.ly/forwardinheelsbook


22 Apr 2021

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"A Conversation with Shannon McLay, CEO and Founder of The Financial Gym"

The Hamilton Review

In this episode, Dr. Bob has an informative and delightful conversation with Shannon McLay, CEO and founder of The Financial Gym. Shannon tells us how she entered into the financial world and the path to starting her successful company. She also gives us a wealth of information on how to handle your finances without fear, saving for retirement, preparing to pay for college, how to teach your children about financial literacy and so much more. This is a must listen episode friends!   Shannon McLay is the CEO and founder of The Financial Gym a national, personal financial services company with a fitness-inspired approach. Certified Financial Trainers™ work with clients one-on-one virtually and in physical locations across the country on a regular basis to teach them financial literacy, how to be accountable for their money, and how to make smarter, more strategic decisions about their finances. After a 13-year career working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, , Shannon’s goal was to open a financial services company that would help clients of all financial shapes and sizes. Shannon currently hosts the award-winning podcast, Martinis and Your Money and is the author of Train Your Way to Financial Fitness. She has been featured on the TODAY show, The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Crain’s, , Inc. and Her Big Idea. Shannon was also named a Woman to Watch in SHAPE’s Women Changing the World issue in 2019. The Financial Gym serves over 4,000 clients in all 50 states with physical locations across the country.   How to contact Shannon McLay: Instagram  Twitter The Financial Gym Instagram The Financial Gym Twitter How to contact Dr. Bob: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChztMVtPCLJkiXvv7H5tpDQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drroberthamilton/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bob.hamilton.1656 Seven Secrets Of The Newborn website: https://7secretsofthenewborn.com/ Website: https://roberthamiltonmd.com/ Pacific Ocean Pediatrics: http://www.pacificoceanpediatrics.com/


12 Jan 2021

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102 Get financially fit at The Financial Gym, with Shannon McLay

The Retirement Café Podcast

Seven years ago, Shannon McLay was working as a financial advisor with a big corporate bank feeling disheartened about the work she was during. The pro bono work she was doing helping people who couldn’t really afford her advice proved to be so much more fulfilling. So Shannon founded The Financial Gym. Based on a fitness-inspired approach to planning and managing your money, The Financial Gym aims to get 1 million people financially fit. Shannon recognises the key to success for most people is having the on-going behavioural support to continue to make smart decisions about your money. Tune in to hear Shannon’s story and more about The Financial Gym’s approach great financial health - regardless of your bank balance.


20 Oct 2020

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Shannon McLay, Founder and CEO, The Financial Gym

Hitting The Mark

Shannon McLay built a gym to work out your finances: Monthly memberships, trainers, the whole nine yards. You are matched with a BFF - your best Financial Friend – the call to action on the site says ‘Let’s crush some goals’ and trainers welcome you by saying ‘You are about to get financially naked with me.’ It’s the Financial Gym, and it all started with the name. Shannon built this brand on experience and a lot of fantastic brand gut instincts. This conversation was a complete blast and her brand may just be the type of brand that the world needs right now.  Learn more about The Financial GymSupport the show and even get on monthly mentorship calls with Fabian. Join here.


25 Sep 2020

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F-Shame and Money with Shannon McLay, Financial Gym | Relationships


Today we’re bringing you another important episode on the theme of #F*ckShame! This time, we’re covering a topic that we’ve never talked about before on the podcast, and that is shame around money. In our society, a lot of us are made out to feel that we don’t have enough money in a lot of different ways. Either we don’t own the right house (or own a house at all), drive the right car, make enough money at our job; fill in the blank. Personal finances are often a deep source of shame and can even become a huge issue between couples as well. Our guest today, Shannon McLay, is an expert on all things money. She is the CEO and founder of an organization called The Financial Gym. We take care of our health, brain, and body… but one thing we often overlook is “exercising” our finances. What we love about Shannon is that she addresses becoming “financially fit” in an incredibly practical way that meets people where they are. We hope you join us this episode to address money-shame head-on with our incredible guest, Shannon McLay! Definitely get out your pen and paper; we know this is one you’re going to want to take notes for. IGNTD Specials: IGNTD Live Online Groups (Free for 14 Days) IGNTD Subscription ($43 per month & 30 days of Live Groups included) IGNTD “Once an Addict” Campaign Topics Discussed: [:30] About today’s episode! [1:00] Our review of the week. [2:20] Our quote of the week. [3:10] About today’s topic: shame around money. [6:28] The “zoom-side” chat of the podcast with Shannon McLay! [7:14] Shannon shares the story of how she found her purpose and came to found The Financial Gym. [14:26] The pain and shame many people experience around money. [18:06] Opening up about our past struggles with our finances and how we overcame them. [21:37] Shannon speaks about the different “money love languages” they see when speaking with couples and how they help them through their financial struggles. [22:55] How your beliefs around money are often formed through your family upbringing. [23:26] Shannon shares some invaluable, tangible advice to become more financially fit! [30:23] How The Financial Gym works with their clients to lose their deprivation mindset to an abundance mindset. [31:39] How we personally mapped out our financial plan and met our goals within a month. [35:00] Shannon shares an inspirational case of someone who completely shifted their life through The Financial Gym. [37:52] Shannon shares another incredible case of someone who she personally helped with her finances. [39:55] An important lesson we all need to learn around money. [41:26] Why a third party can be incredibly beneficial in helping you understand and “put together the puzzle” of your finances. [43:28] Shannon describes how money is energy — and why this is critical to understand. [48:01] What is the best advice Shannon has ever received? [49:13] What has been one of Shannon’s proudest moments to-date? [50:05] What has been one of Shannon’s hardest moments to-date? [51:04] What does Shannon’s self-care look like? [52:55] What ignites Shannon? [53:29] Thanking Shannon for joining us this episode. [53:42] Be sure to tag us and let us know what your key takeaways were from this episode! Mentioned in this Episode: The Financial Gym @TheFinancialGym on Instagram Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill, by Matthieu Ricard IGNTD “Once an Addict” Campaign Martinis and Your Money Podcast The Financial Diet on YouTube Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill Find out more about IGNTD: IGNTD.com IGNTD.libysn.com Subscribe to the Podcast iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify Follow us on Social Media! Facebook: IGNTD Instagram: @IGNTD.me Sophie’s Instagram: @Sophie.Jaffe Adi’s Instagram: @DrAdiJaffe If you enjoyed this podcast… Please let us know what you want to hear about! Tell us in the comments or send us an email at info@igntd.com. About Our Sponsor: Philosophie Superfoods The Philosophie offers cleanses and other nutritional products that are unlike any of the other supplements and detoxification programs on the market. Why? Because they actually nourish the body with whole, live, nutrient-rich foods. Each of the Philosophie superfoods and protein blends is vegan, raw, gluten-free, and has absolutely no filler ingredients.


23 Sep 2020

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242 | The Financial Gym | Shannon McLay


For those on the path to financial independence, finance, fitness, and life optimization all intersect. During her career in the banking industry, Shannon McLay found it didn't work for the people she wanted to help. She set out to use her skill set and training to change the coaching industry and founded Financial Gym. Even for those who not physically fit, they know what it looks like and there are many resources available for achieving it. The path the financial independence is similar in that it is a long journey. You have to work up to it, will experience setbacks, and take breaks. Much like diets, budgets don't work long-term. Making lifestyle changes is the key to success. At the Financial Gym, clients hit 90% of the goals set for themselves by examining their money behaviors and constantly working to figure out what's will work for them. The two largest emotions people have regarding money are fear and shame. Once people drop these highly charged emotions and understand the financial numbers don't define them, they can break through and embrace moving forward. After turning 30, Shannon realized she didn't want the life she was leading. Her life's trajectory changed when she came to understand that to have long-term sustainable happiness is to help other people and not expect anything in return. During her work as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch, she discovered she enjoyed helping out her pro bono clients far more than the wealthy ones. It allowed her to see there was a need for a service where it didn't matter what you looked like financially, you just needed to get financially healthy. Much like going to the gym to get healthy, her concept of a financial gym was a place to meet with financial trainers for a monthly membership fee. Following the model of H&R Block, Shannon believed people wanted to meet with a financial advisor face-to-face. She was advised to prove the model would work before looking to raise money. Experimenting with different plans and prices, she had great success with her first clients increasing their net worth. Clients wanted to keep working with her, but she was running out of money to continue investing in her business. When a former boss invested $100,000 in her concept, she rebranded using the gym concept. The physical environment of the Financial Gym created a community where clients had a shared goal and a safe space to talk about money. Shannon was able to scale her business by developing a training program and teaching compassionate and empathetic people what she knew. Those contemplating becoming an entrepreneur should ask themselves, “Am I a good problem solver?” because running a business is like solving a lot of word problems. No one's financial situation is so bad that it can't be fixed. The trainers at the Financial Gym have seen and fixed it all. On average, clients pay $70-80 a month for membership, but they offer a six-month money-back guarantee which they've never needed to pay out on. The average client increases their net worth by $2,500, increases their credit score by 60 points, and negotiates a $5,000 a year salary increase within the first 3 months of membership. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN TODAY'S CONVERSATION Compare quotes from top insurers with Policy Genius Earn $1000 or more with ChooseFI's 3 card cash back strategy! Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts by Annie Duke IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT CHOOSEFI: Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence.


10 Aug 2020

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266: Get Your Money Under Control (a Conversation with Shannon McLay of The Financial Gym)

An Acquired Taste Podcast

Money is tight and conversations about money are stressful (and confusing)! But as Bethany and Kathleen have both figured out, ignoring money conversations doesn’t make anything easier. If you’ve always wanted to learn more about putting away for retirement, how to start investing money, or just how to start tackling your student loan debt, Shannon McLay has you covered. Shannon answers your money questions, explains confusing financial terms, and plays a rousing game of “How’d These Celebrities Blow Their Money?”  ---------- Check out our merch! —> https://store.dftba.com/collections/an-acquired-taste-podcast---------- Please support the companies that support us!  Best Fiends - Play the game that Kathleen and Bethany are obsessed with! It’s a unique and exciting puzzle game unlike other games out there. With over 100 million downloads and tons of five-star reviews, Best Fiends is a must-play! Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R – Best Fiends!Betabrand’s Dress Pant Yoga Pants - For the busy women out there who want to look great but don’t have time to deal with uncomfortable clothing, enter Betabrand! Right now, our listeners can get 25% off their first order when you go to Betabrand.com/taste Feetures - See why Feetures has quickly become the #1 running sock in America. For listeners of An Acquired Taste, you can receive $10 off your first pair of Feetures by going to feetures.com and using our code TASTE. Anastasia Beverly Hills - Create beautiful brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills, the #1 US Brow Brand. Go to AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com today and use promo code TASTE to get 15% off your first order! ------ Follow Shannon McLay!Instagram: @theshannonmclay Twitter: @theshannonmclay https://financialgym.com Podcast: Martinis And Your Money - https://martinisandyourmoney.com/

1hr 47mins

6 Aug 2020

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Financial Fitness with Shannon McLay

Trends with Benefits

Ed Lopez, host of the Trends with Benefits podcast, chats with Shannon McLay, founder and CEO of Financial Gym about being “financially fit”, money hacks, starting a business and the big trend she sees among her millennial clients.


14 Apr 2020

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Shannon McLay | Little Less Geometry, Little More Budget

Press Send with Chinae Alexander

That’s right, folks! Shannon McLay, founder and CEO of The Financial Gym, is back again to fill in the gaps surrounding all of your personal finance questions. Join us as we cover everything from balancing passions and the practicality of paying bills, to the practice of simply showing up, having debt AND having fun, how emotions and past trauma can surround your views on finances, and the importance of empathy when it comes to discussing finances in relationships. For a limited time, new customers can get 10% off your first purchase of $100 or more at beautycounter.com with promo code PRESSSEND. Produced by Dear Media


25 Mar 2020

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Shannon McLay of Financial Gym on the bitch of a market (EP.14)

Panic with Friends - Howard Lindzon

The market is a PMSing bitch right now!Guest - Shannon McLay, Founder and CEO of Financial Gymhowardlindzon.com, financialgym.com, martinisandyourmoney.comTwitter: @howardlindzon, @theshannonmclay


18 Mar 2020