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Martinis and Your Money Podcast

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Rank #103 in Investing category

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This award winning best personal finance podcast presents various topics around money and careers in a fun and lighthearted setting. The host, Shannon McLay, is a successful entrepreneur, author, and personal finance expert with a passion for helping people get financially fit. In each episode, Shannon will share a martini (or something similar) with friends and experts while discussing money and career topics.

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This award winning best personal finance podcast presents various topics around money and careers in a fun and lighthearted setting. The host, Shannon McLay, is a successful entrepreneur, author, and personal finance expert with a passion for helping people get financially fit. In each episode, Shannon will share a martini (or something similar) with friends and experts while discussing money and career topics.

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I really enjoy this podcast. Thanks so much for making it!

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I love Shannon and her podcast!

iTunes Ratings

199 Ratings
Average Ratings
176
5
9
4
5

5 stars

By Raayqf - Apr 18 2020
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I really enjoy this podcast. Thanks so much for making it!

Love

By NurseTrishaDT - Apr 30 2019
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I love Shannon and her podcast!
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Martinis and Your Money Podcast

Latest release on Aug 07, 2020

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This award winning best personal finance podcast presents various topics around money and careers in a fun and lighthearted setting. The host, Shannon McLay, is a successful entrepreneur, author, and personal finance expert with a passion for helping people get financially fit. In each episode, Shannon will share a martini (or something similar) with friends and experts while discussing money and career topics.

Rank #1: Debt Repayment and Side Hustling - EP 03

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In this podcast we speak to Melanie Lockhert of Dear Debt about her debt repayment journey. As of the recording, Melanie had paid down $46,000 of her $81,000 in student loan debt and most of it while earning pretty meager salaries. She was able to accomplish this goal by side hustling and working hard and she shares some of her side hustle stories as well. 

Oct 24 2014

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Rank #2: Shannon’s Financially Naked Session [ENCORE with UPDATE]

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At the Financial Gym, we call the first time our clients meet with their financial trainers, and share all of their financial details, the financially naked session. It’s typically a meeting where a lot of clients start out anxious and honestly a number of people avoid joining the financial gym out of the fear and shame they have around their money situation and I want to tell you that no matter what your situation you shouldn’t feel that way.

The only reason you could possibly feel like that is if you’re not willing to do anything about changing your money situation.

To help anyone out there who may be feeling bad about their financial situation, today, I’m going to let you know you’re not alone. Today, I’m sharing with you my financial situation ALL of the numbers and all of the details.

As I said on the show, I have been just about all of our clients at some point in my adult life and you’re about to find out why.

Joining me to hear all the dirt is one of my all time favorite trainers at the gym, Joy.

If you have any topics you would like for me to cover on this podcast, I encourage you to email me to Shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @blonde_finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let me know what you want to hear. And if you want to work with my team at the Financial Gym to help you achieve your 2019 goals, head over to or send friends to https://financialgym.com to lock in your low rates today.

Until next time, take care!!

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/http-traffic-libsyn-com-martinisandyourmoney-maym220_financially_naked_session-mp3/

Aug 02 2019

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Rank #3: Frugal and Fabulous - EP 07

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In this episode, Shannon talks with Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods over a frugal-tini about how they plan to reach financial independence by the age of 33. 

Nov 14 2014

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Rank #4: Paying Off $109,000 of Credit Card Debt, with Brian Brandow

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Brian Brandow thought making the minimum payments on their credit cards was doing good with money. Then he woke up when they couldn't go on summer vacation because all the cards were maxed out. After 4 years, they paid it off - all of it! The celebrated by taking that vacation - but with cash! Brian blogs on the website DebtDiscipline.com and now works with their local Board of Education committees on financial literacy for students. Find all the sites and resources mentioned in this episode at http://financially-blonde.com/mmpodcast

Feb 10 2017

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Rank #5: Broke Millenial Happy Hour

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A special happy hour as we welcome Erin Lowry, personal finance expert and author of the new book Broke Millennial – Stop Scraping by and Get your Financial Life Together. Erin will always hold a special place in my heart and for this show as she was actually the first guest ever of Martinis and Your Money. She joins me and the ladies to talk about the book and we all discuss lessons we’ve learned in our 20s and now here’s my friends. I hope you enjoyed this happy hour.

I think my biggest takeaway is that it’s clearly important to focus on money as early as you can and if you’re in your 20s listening to this, don’t let time pass you by, but equally important, if you haven’t started, there’s always time and hopefully the lessons we’ve learned along our way will help you along your way no matter where or when you’re starting your journey to financial health and well-being.

If you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me shannon@finblonde.com or tweet @blonde_finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. And until next time, CHEER!

Apr 28 2017

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Rank #6: Getting Naked with Caitlin Lyttle

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Once a month, I’m going to have a guest on who’s going to get financially naked with you and the first one up is my Marketing Manager, Caitlin Lyttle.

Caitlin joins me to share her career background, why she wanted to work at the Financial gym, and exactly what her financial picture looks like.

At the Financial Gym, we call the first meeting you have with a trainer the “financially naked session.” In this meeting, you share everything about yourself financially so the trainer knows where you’re starting and so that he or she can make the plan for how you can get where you want to go. Above all other meetings, this one scares clients the most because they are afraid or ashamed of their financial situation.

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/getting-naked-with-caitlin-lyttle

Sep 21 2018

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Rank #7: Minimalism for Anyone, with guest Cait Flanders

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Cait Flanders found solace through a 12-month spending ban - but that’s not all. She also embraced some of the concepts found in minimalism like "buy one, give one" and the $20-20min rule. How much was she able to cut out of her budget? Listen to her story and find out. Visit http://financially-blonde.com/mmpodcast for more details and shows about martinis and your money.

Jul 08 2016

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Rank #8: Accepting your Financial Reality with Paulette Perhach

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journalist, and now published author, Paulette Perhach, shares her honest and sometimes cringe-worthy journey from writing the viral fuck-off fund post to having no fuck-off fund at all.

She shares why she wanted to write a book for writers that’s not just about how to make money writing.

It’s a great conversation with lots of learning lessons.

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/accepting-your-financial-reality-with-paulette-perhach/

Aug 17 2018

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Rank #9: Financial Anxiety with Amanda Clayman

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In my seven years of helping people get financially healthy, a common emotion I’ve seen from clients is anxiety. We have clients avoid their first sessions with us, avoid quarterly reviews, or avoid their trainers totally, because of the anxiety their financial situation brings up in them. In fact, this episode was inspired by a long-term client of the Gym, who asked her trainer if I could do a show around financial anxiety. Despite the fact she is experiencing great success around her money, she can’t kick the anxiety it brings her.

Today I invited my friend, Amanda Clayman, Financial Therapist and Financial Wellness Advocate for Prudential, to discuss the topic of financial anxiety, including how common it is and how we can manage it in our lives. This is a really important topic for everyone and I hope it helps a lot of people out there.

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/financial-anxiety-with-amanda-clayman

Aug 09 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #10: Financial Transformation & Human Design with Kiera Doyle

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For over seven years now, I’ve watched the amazing transformations that take place when someone embarks on a financial wellness journey. You may decide to get financially fit because of a particular pain point, like student loan debt or lack or savings, but once you start focusing on your money, it’s amazing what different doors and opportunities can open up.

Joining me today is Kiera Doyle, hairdresser, host of the Beauty Therapy podcast, and Human Design reader, to talk about her journey toward financial fitness, and how it led to a truly unique side hustle she never anticipated. If you know anything about human design and you are curious about mine, stay tuned toward the end to hear what Kiera has to say about me.

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/financial-transformation-human-design-with-kiera-doyle/

Oct 11 2019

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Rank #11: 4 Important Money Lessons, with Jen Hemphill

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Jen Hemphill, Money Confidence Coach and host of the Her Money Matters podcast, shares the 4 Important Money Lessons she learned while getting unstuck from her bad money behaviors.

My biggest takeaway is to remember that experts aren’t always right and your personal money journey is unique to you. Focus on finding the answer that’s best for you and not what someone else says is best for you.

Notes for this show can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com

Sep 08 2017

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Rank #12: The Year of Less with Cait Flanders

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You may remember my guest today from my episode entitled Minimalism for Everyone. I’ve been blogging friends with Cait Flanders for almost four years now and I’ve loved following her blog writing.

I’m excited to share with you that she’s written a book: The Year of Less: How I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store.

This January, I’ve focused my podcast around changes, and Cait’s book chronicles the changes she made to lead her to the minimalist lifestyle and she’s sharing more of that on my show as well.

Notes for this show as well as links to everyone’s sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

Until next time, take care!!

Jan 18 2018

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Rank #13: Overcoming a Spending Addiction, with Lauren Greutman

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Lauren went from spending $40,000 on credit cards to being debt free.

Along the way she came to the realization that she was addicted to spending.

Listen as Lauren reveals her past and how she used it to fuel her passion for paying off debt and sharing those lessons with others.

For more information, or to get a copy of Lauren's new book, The Recovering Spender, visit http://financially-blonde.com/mmpodcast/

Sep 16 2016

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Rank #14: Getting Financially Naked with Paige

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Getting in the hotseat today is our client Paige. Paige has a really fascinating backstory and I applaud her for her bravery in sharing it, but I have to warn you that if you have triggers around substance abuse or physical abuse, you may want to skip listening to this episode.

If you have any topics you would like for me to cover on this podcast, I encourage you to email me to Shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @blonde_finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let me know what you want to hear. And if you want to work with my team at the Financial Gym to help you achieve your 2019 goals, head over to or send friends to https://financialgym.com to lock in your low rates today. Until next time, take care!!

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/getting-financially-naked-with-paige/

Aug 23 2019

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Rank #15: Frugal and Fabulous, with Mr and Mrs Frugalwoods [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

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This is Mrs. Frugalwoods first appearance on the show. Her husband, Mr. Frugalwoods share their desire to achieve financial freedom by the age of 33.

I had a lot of great takeaways from this chat, but my favorite quote from Mrs. Frugalwoods to describe the two of them was, “We are frugal weirdos and proud!”

This episode originally appeared on November 14, 2014 at http://financially-blonde.com/frugal-and-fabulous-ep-07

Feb 02 2017

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Rank #16: When Relationships and Money with Kassandra Dasent

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Just when I think I’ve seen every angle around the topic, I’m pleasantly surprised by some fresh thoughts.

I’m even more excited that those thoughts come from a long-time blogging friend of mine, Kassandra Dasent, Financial Consultant and CEO of Minding Your Money.

Kassandra joins me today to talk about how you can manage a healthy relationship with money while also managing healthy personal relationships. We tackle every type of relationship, from love interest, to friendship, to family. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss.

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/when-relationships-and-money-intersect-with-kassandra-dasent/

Oct 18 2019

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Rank #17: Achieving Financial Independence with Liz Thames

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Liz "Mrs. Frugalwoods" just fulfilled a life long dream to write a book – Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living.

She joins me today to talk about the book writing process, why this was an important step for her and more about life on the homestead.

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

Until next time, take care!!

Mar 09 2018

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Rank #18: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt, a new book by Melanie Lockert

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Melanie had a TON of student loan debt and couldn't find a job in her field to pay it off. Then she discovered "side hustles" and learned things she's never get from a college course. Today she shares the inspiration behind her blog, DearDebt.com, which is the basis for her recently released book: Dear Debt: A Story About Breaking Up With Debt. To purchase a copy from Amazon, go to https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Debt-Story-About-Breaking/dp/0692684808

Sep 06 2016

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Rank #19: The Road to Financial Wellness

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YOLO takes on a whole new meaning in Jason Vitug's book, You Only Live Once: The Roadmap to Financial Wellness; and Jason joins the podcast to talk about his book and his epic summer road trip.

Jun 10 2016

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Rank #20: Deep in Debt, but now Full of Life: FinGym Client, Chante Moyorga [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

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The path to financial fitness is a series of small changes that ultimately leads to big results. For others, their path starts with a big, scary, life changing choice that ultimately leads to big results.

Today, I’m talking to Financial Gym client, Chante, who along with her husband Mike was faced with one of those scary, life changing choices. She’s going to share the financial missteps that led to this choice and how she’s working through it with not only Mike’s support but her two young boys.

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

Until next time, take care!!

Aug 24 2018

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Universal Standard with Alex Waldman

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As an entrepreneur, I’m always fascinated by other entrepreneurs’ journeys, what led them to create a business, and how they handle the twists and turns that the business throws at them. Joining me today is Alex Waldman, co-founder and CEO of the size inclusive fashion brand Universal Standard. She is here to talk about how her company is revolutionizing the way we think about size in fashion, how the pandemic has impacted her business, and where her business is going next. I’ve been watching her company grow from the sidelines and I’m excited to speak to her directly.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/universal-standard-with-alex-waldman

Aug 07 2020

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Vacations During the Pandemic with the Happy Hour Ladies

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Today is the last Friday of the month and my regular listeners know that on the last Friday of the month, I host happy hour on the podcast where I gather great friends with me to drink cheap drinks and talk about money topics.

We are right in the middle of the summer, and summertime is usually a time for vacations. However, we’re also right in the middle of a pandemic, so I’m checking in with my friends to see how the pandemic has impacted their vacation plans and how they’ll vacation when this is all over.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/vacations-during-the-pandemic-with-the-happy-hour-ladies

Jul 31 2020

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Mental Health and Wealth with Melanie Lockert

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If you’ve been listening to the show for a while, you’re going to be very familiar with my guest today, Melanie Lockert, who is a regular on our monthly happy hour episodes and a long time business bestie of mine.

Over the past six years, Melanie and I have been part of a mini-mastermind group each encouraging and helping the other navigate the crazy world of running a business. Melanie joins me today to talk about her latest business endeavor, Mental Health and Wealth dot com and the Mental Health and Wealth Show. She is literally tackling two of the most taboo subjects out there and doing it in my opinion, amazingly. She joins me today to share more about this important business she is building and why two topics that seem very scary can actually be fun and empowering to dive into.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/mental-health-and-wealth-with-melanie-lockhart

Jul 24 2020

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Client Happy Hour: Three Year Review with Kelly, Maria, and Jenn

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Before I get into the introduction for this show, I want to address some views that have come up since I’ve shared more diverse topics and conversations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Something that has become clear to me in the multitude of conversations I’m having on and offline is that racial sensitivity is not exclusive to the black community, and microaggressions can happen no matter what you look like or how you identify. As these arise, I think it’s really important for us to have honest conversations across the board and to have them from a place of compassion and empathy, with the goal of education and enlightenment. We’re all walking in completely different shoes on different journeys and the more we can share our truth and receive other people’s truths, the better we’ll all be. I won’t always get it right and neither will my guests, but like I tell my team, all we can do is get better every day, and growing in compassion and empathy, I believe, is a way for us to get better every day.  

Now onto one of my favorite podcasts I record every year. Three years ago, when we were actively trying to expand The Gym for the first time, we thought it would be a good idea to record a show about our clients’ experiences with The Financial Gym and how it fits into their lives. We gathered three clients to share their stories, and if you haven’t heard them, links to their shows are below. Every year since we’ve checked in with these same three clients to see where they are in their financial journeys.  

Joining me today for the third time are Kelly, Maria, and Jenn, to share where they are personally and financially and why three years later they still think being a Financial Gym member makes all the sense in the world.  

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/client-happy-hour-three-year-review-with-maria-jen-and-kelly

Jul 17 2020

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Collaboration with Cate Luzio

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To say that the last four months have been a challenge for me as an entrepreneur is truly an understatement. The degree of immensity of the problems I’ve had to address and the speed at which I’ve had to address them have left me with a lot of battle wounds. When you’re in the bunker, though, it’s always nice to have other people to inspire and help you see through it and Cate Luzio is one of those founders. 

Cate is founder and CEO of Luminary, a premier collaboration hub in New York City for women and women-identified who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks. Cate joins me today to talk about what the last four months have looked like for her and how she plans to lead her business to an even stronger place, despite all of the challenges.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/collaboration-with-cate-luzio

Jul 10 2020

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Black Wealth with London and Ornella

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I sent out a message from the CEO on June 2, where I promised to utilize my platforms to bring light to, and make positive changes for, the black community, specifically where wealth is concerned. Today, in the first of what will be many future episodes specifically utilizing my platform to amplify black voices, I’m speaking to Ornella and London, two trainers here at the Financial Gym, about the racial wealth gap, some of the challenges they see in the black community as far as narrowing that gap, and how we can work to decrease the gap and make changes for this and future generations.  

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/black-wealth-with-ornella-and-london

Jul 03 2020

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Moving Forward to a Better Future with the Happy Hour Ladies

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Today is the last Friday of the month and my regular listeners know that on the last Friday of the month, I host happy hour on the podcast where I gather great friends with me to drink cheap drinks and talk about money topics.

Since the last time we recorded a happy hour, a lot has happened in the world, specifically around the murder of George Floyd, the global protests, and an overall shift in conversations around race relations. We are all going to have tough conversations, at least I hope we do and I hope we have been having them. 

I always feel like the toughest conversations are best had with friends. Joining happy hour this month is Chonce Maddox, from My Debt Epiphany, to share some of her thoughts about recent events, as well as the rest of the ladies. I hope this inspires you to have some conversations as well.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/moving-forward-to-a-better-future-with-the-happy-hour-ladies

Jun 26 2020

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Entrepreneurship with Jason Feifer and Lindsey Metselaar

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If you’ve been listening to me for a while, you know that I always love sharing an entrepreneur’s journey, and today is a special double episode all around entrepreneurship. Kicking it off is a conversation I had with Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, who shares some of the greatest strengths an entrepreneur can have. 

After Jason’s episode, I talk to Lindsey Metselaar, host of the We Met at Acme podcast, about her journey toward building a community and business around a podcast. I hope you’re inspired and motivated by the stories these two share. 

For more information, visit the show notes at Https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/entrepreneurship-with-Jason-feifer-and-Lindsey-metselaar

Jun 19 2020

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Black Lives Matter with Kassandra Dasent

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I’m not going to lie to you. These last few weeks, since May 25 when George Floyd was murdered by the Minnesota police department, have been the hardest of my life. Every time I think I’ve gotten through a difficult chapter (like divorce, saving the business from the brink of collapse, surviving a global pandemic), another challenging chapter presents itself. 

As challenging as the last few weeks have been, though, I’m ready for this to bring systemic change in a broken system that’s been broken for over 400 years. I’m ready for the hard conversations, I’m ready to learn and I’m ready to amplify and use privilege for the good. 

Joining me today is my friend Kassandra Dasent to discuss our feelings over the last few weeks and how we move forward to a place of light and love. If you’re uncomfortable with this podcast having these conversations, you’re welcome to not listen, but I encourage you to confront your discomfort and evolve from there. 

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/black-lives-matter-with-kassandra-dasent

Jun 12 2020

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The Path to Financial Health with Cherie

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Over the last six years of helping people get financially fit, the one thing I can say is the path to financial fitness is not the same for everyone. It’s just like the path to physical fitness. Some people like the keto diet, a vegan diet, Weight Watchers, SoulCycle, Zumba, CrossFit, and so much more. Getting financially fit is the same — what works for some people may not work for you.

Today I’m talking to Financial Gym client, Cherie, who reached out to the Gym over a year ago, because she knew she needed to find a better way to get financially healthy. She’s going to share her story, what worked and didn’t work for her, and how she’s dropping the shame she feels around her path to financial fitness.

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/the-path-to-financial-health-with-cherie

Jun 12 2020

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Making Sense of Kanye with Ash Cash

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month and I am committing two shows this month to talking about finances and mental health. At the Financial Gym we have a slogan, “what are you working for”, and if you don’t have physical health or mental health what are you working for.

Today I’m talking to my friend, Ash Cash, whose latest book, Making Sense of Kanye: A Spiritual Guide to Financial Freedom, Peace, Love, and Happiness, discusses the importance of mental health and money, and in a few weeks the ladies of happy hour will share their mental health and money stories

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/making-sense-of-kanye-with-ash-cash

Jun 11 2020

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The Happy Lawyer Project with Okeoma Moronu

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Okeoma Moronu was close to ending a successful budding law career because of a lack of joy she found in her day to day work. Despite the fact that she needed the paycheck to support her family and pay down her student loans; she nearly threw it all away because of the absence of happiness. Okeoma shares how she learned to find joy in her work as an attorney and how she now helps other attorneys who were just like her. Find show notes and more Martinis and Your Money episodes at http://financially-blonde.com/mmpodcast

Jun 10 2020

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Journey to Launch with Jamila Souffrant

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Our clients at the Financial Gym have a variety of life goals, but the number one goal we give all of our clients is the goal of financial independence, and that’s the ability to work because you want to work not because you have to work.

I’ve coached numerous clients on the path to financial independence and have seen a number of my family and friends achieve it, and let me say, it’s something we should all want for ourselves.

I think it’s really important, though, to remember that FI and the path to FI will look different for everyone, and I try to highlight that on this show. This is why I’m excited to have on Jamila Souffrant, Founder of the Journey to Launch Podcast, talk about her path to financial Independence and where it led her.

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/journey-to-launch-with-jamila-souffrant/

Jun 09 2020

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Financially Fabulous in Black or White

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In this episode, Shannon talks to Tonya Rapley from My Fab Finance about the cultural, community and familial challenges of getting and staying financially fabulous.

Originally aired: November 13, 2015 

Show notes: https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/financially-fabulous-in-black-or-white

Jun 08 2020

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May COVID-19 Check-In with the Happy Hour Ladies

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Today is the last Friday of the month and my regular listeners know that on the last Friday of the month, I host happy hour on the podcast where I gather great friends with me to drink cheap drinks and talk about money topics.

This is now our third Happy Hour while under quarantine, which is just amazing.  When this all started, I thought it would be a two-week disruption, but here we are. This month we’re not only still in quarantine but it’s also Mental Health Awareness month, so I not only checked on how my friends are managing but also how their mental health is faring during these times. I hope you enjoy catching up with my friends as much as I did.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/may-covid-19-check-in-with-the-happy-hour-ladies

May 29 2020

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Getting Financially Naked with Mike Poulin

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At the Financial Gym, we call the first meeting you have with a trainer, the “financially naked session”. In this meeting, you share everything about yourself financially so the trainer knows where you’re starting so that he or she can make the plan for how you can get where you want to go. Above all other meetings, this one scares clients the most because they are afraid or ashamed of their financial situation. Over year ago on this podcast, I shared my financially naked session and it led to a request for more. Now, this is a regular series on this podcast. 

Getting in the hot seat today is Mike, who is actually a Financial Gym trainer. Mike joins me today to share not only why he wanted to become a financial trainer, but all of his financial digits, the good, the bad and the inexplicably emotional. 

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/getting-financially-naked-with-mike-poulin

May 22 2020

1hr 9mins

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Being an Influencer During COVID-19 with Chinae Alexander

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Today is another new episode that I recorded post quarantine. Today’s guest is Chinae Alexander, social media influencer and host of the Press Send Podcast. Chinae joins me today to talk about how her life as an influencer has changed in the face of COVID-19 and how she’s managing her finances and her content in the new state we’re in. 

If you aren’t following Chinae yet, I highly encourage you to follow her. I’ve gotten to know her well over the last year and she is as genuine offline as she is online. 

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/being-an-influencer-during-covid-19-with-chinae-alexander

May 15 2020

1hr 1min

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Career Contessa with Lauren McGoodwin

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Today is one of the first episodes I recorded in quarantine and it is an incredibly timely one. Joining me today is Lauren McGoodwin, founder and CEO of Career Contessa, to talk about how you can find the perfect job for you, even in the middle of high unemployment and a recession. She gives some really great and practical advice for anyone who is planning the next chapter of their career and I hope you find her information and website as useful as I do. 

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/career-contessa-with-lauren-mcGoodwin

May 08 2020

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Teacher Finances with Terri Bennett

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Welcome to another show that was recorded pre-COVID-19 quarantine times. This show idea came from a listener who asked if I could do an episode about teacher finances and how we can help teachers. As the ex-wife of a high school teacher, I thought this was a great idea. Joining me today is Terri Bennett, a financial trainer at the Gym but also a former adjunct professor who’s passionate about helping teachers from elementary to higher education master their finances. 

I think many of us with children at home are developing an even greater love and appreciation for our teachers and I hope this episode is a benefit to them all. 

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/teacher-finances-with-terri

May 01 2020

1hr 5mins

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COVID-19 Check-In and Quarantine Questions with the Happy Hour Ladies

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Today is the last Friday of the month and my regular listeners know that on the last Friday of the month, I host the happy hour on the podcast where I gather great friends to drink cheap drinks and talk about money topics. Believe it or not, this is our second Happy Hour while under quarantine. I wanted to find out how my friends are managing through their quarantine lifestyles, so today’s episode is all about our new realities in our socially distant world. 

For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/covid-19-and-quarantine-questions-with-the-happy-hour-ladies

Apr 24 2020

1hr 10mins

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