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38 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Shannon McLay. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Shannon McLay, often where they are interviewed.

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38 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Shannon McLay. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Shannon McLay, often where they are interviewed.

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242 | The Financial Gym | Shannon McLay

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  • 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.
Aug 10 2020 · 44mins
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266: Get Your Money Under Control (a Conversation with Shannon McLay of The Financial Gym)

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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?” 

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Aug 06 2020 · 1hr 47mins

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Financial Fitness with Shannon McLay

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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.

Apr 14 2020 · 31mins
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Shannon McLay | Little Less Geometry, Little More Budget

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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.

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

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The market is a PMSing bitch right now!

Guest - Shannon McLay, Founder and CEO of Financial Gym

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Mar 18 2020 · 43mins
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Shannon McLay: Financial Wellness

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Let’s get to the heart of things: finances are terrifying. Most of us have thought at one point or another “what’s wrong with me? I should be farther along. Why don’t I already know how to do this?”

Financial wellness is about more than just “having more money.” It’s about our deep and complex relationship with supporting ourselves, not procrastinating, and basically: ADULTING. Are you ready to stop sabotaging yourself with negative self-talk and start manifesting abundance? Listen in as we’re joined by Shannon McLay, CEO of the Financial Gym, to get real about this deeply personal topic.

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Feb 10 2020 · 59mins
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101 | Get Your Finances Straight with Shannon McLay from The Financial Gym

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Do your finances give rise to fear, anxiety, and even shame? Fear no more with this week’s guest on The Alchemized Life and founder of The Financial Gym, Shannon McLay. This prosperity guru shares how we can take control of our financial health by creating new money habits that last to pay off debt, invest wisely and make more money.  

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Jan 27 2020 · 1hr 9mins
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Getting Financially Naked: When You Should Ask A Partner What They Make And Why Prenups Are Crucial ft. Shannon McLay

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In this episode, I sit down with Shannon from The Financial Gym. We discuss everything from when you can ask a partner about money, why prenups are necessary, getting “financially naked,” who should pay for what based on their salary, and our past lives! This episode starts with a solo where I discuss whether or not you should break up if you’re unsure, living together after a LDR, and a roommate’s partner who stays over every night.

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Jan 19 2020 · 42mins
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7. All about the Benjamins, baby! Expert financial planner Shannon McLay is on the pod to chat how to beat the shame around messy money habits and become financially fit for your future.

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Looking toward the new year, Daniella and Andrew bring you some real talk about learning to manage your money. The two discuss what it's like being with a partner who views finances differently than you do and where to turn when you don't yet have the skills for success (her name is Shannon McLay...and she's about to be your new best friend).
Dec 24 2019 · 46mins
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The Financial Gym founder and CEO Shannon McLay

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Kelly kicks back with Shannon McLay who is the founder and CEO of The Financial Gym, a national personal financial services company that takes a fitness-inspired approach to finances. Shannon tells Kelly her inspiring career story from being only one of 15 women working on the male-dominated trading floor to launching her own company to educate and help people (especially women) gain control of their finances. Shannon also answers listener questions from how to get debt under control, to investing your money, and reveals how much you should be saving each month. The ladies also chat about their love for Schitt’s Creek.

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Nov 06 2019 · 1hr 19mins