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Martinis and Your Money Podcast

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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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By NurseTrishaDT - Apr 30 2019
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I love Shannon and her podcast!

Like the podcast, LOVE the gym!

By elikqitie - Apr 07 2019
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I joined fingym last year, then found out about the podcast. Love the info! Join the gym!

iTunes Ratings

178 Ratings
Average Ratings
156
6
8
4
4

Love

By NurseTrishaDT - Apr 30 2019
Read more
I love Shannon and her podcast!

Like the podcast, LOVE the gym!

By elikqitie - Apr 07 2019
Read more
I joined fingym last year, then found out about the podcast. Love the info! Join the gym!

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Martinis and Your Money Podcast

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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: Shannon’s Financially Naked Session

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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. 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.

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

Jul 06 2018

1hr 40mins

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Rank #2: Credit Card Churning

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Shannon talks to blogger and credit card churner, Holly Johnson about how you can travel for free by using credit card rewards.

Apr 03 2015

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Rank #3: 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 #4: 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 #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: 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 #7: Foolish Money Moves - Happy Hour Style

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In this episode, Shannon and the Happy Hour Ladies discuss some of the more foolish money moves they have made over time and play a game of whether or not it's foolish. 

Apr 01 2016

59mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Happy Hour Session 1

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In this monthly series, Shannon is joined for happy hour with some of her favorite personal finance bloggers to discuss various topics in personal finance.

Jan 30 2015

59mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: Holiday Spending with the Happy Hour Ladies

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This year as you’re preparing to change over your holiday thoughts from Halloween to Thanksgiving, the Happy Hour ladies and I can be in your ears helping you plan to have a happy and financially healthy holiday spending season.

We share our thoughts on holiday spending and give you some practical advice for how not to get carried away this holiday season.

For more information, visit the show notes at http://financially-blonde.com/holiday-spending-with-the-happy-hour-ladies/

Oct 25 2019

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Rank #12: Cait's Spending Ban and Minimalism [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

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Cait Flanders found solace through a 12-month spending ban – but in the process she 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 life and out of her budget? Listen to find out.

For more information, go to http://financially-blonde.com/minimalism-for-anyone

Aug 04 2017

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Rank #13: 5 Smart Money Tips for Millennials

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In this episode, Shannon talks to Kali Hawlk about 5 smart money tips that Millennials should follow to have financial success. 

Jun 12 2015

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Rank #14: 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 #15: Think And Grow Rich Happy Hour

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The book "Think And Grow Rich" has truly shifted my philosophy around money and goals. Today my Happy Hour ladies talk about vision and goal setting based on what I have learned from reading Napoleon Hill's iconic book from 1937 - but is still relevant almost 80 years later. For more information visit http://financially-blonde.com/mmpodcast/

Jun 24 2016

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Rank #16: 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 #17: Managing the Haters with the Happy Hour Ladies

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Today the ladies and I are talking about haters and how they can threaten to sidetrack our journeys or block them entirely. We’re going to discuss the haters in our lives, how we manage them and how we don’t let them stop us from what matters most. And I’m excited to share with you that Liz is back at the happy hour table with us today.

My biggest takeaway is literally the immortal words of Ms. Taylor Swift. Haters are going to hate hate hate. No matter where you are in life and what you’re trying to achieve, they will always be out there and it’s up to you to shake them off and continue to push forward with your hopes and dreams. It’s your life and purpose and don’t let any haters keep you from achieving it.

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!!

Apr 27 2018

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: 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 #20: Getting our Priorities Straight with His and Her Money, Talaat and Tai McNeely

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iPhone fever? Talatt and Tai McNeely from His and Her Money join me about the euphoria following the new model of iPhone - and what that means for our money. We discuss this problem of prioritizing stuff over financial health -- and how we can fix it.

My biggest takeaway is to think about what you prioritize and what comes first in your life. Is it stuff? Or is it something more than stuff? How much is stuff keeping you from achieving something more? I hope that as we head into the holiday spending season that you think about this episode and make financial health a priority instead of spending.

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!!

Nov 17 2017

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