531 episodes

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.

Martinis and Your Money Podcast Shannon McLay

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 246 Ratings

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.

    Living As Digital Nomads with Chelsea & Todd

    Living As Digital Nomads with Chelsea & Todd

    This final season of my show is going so fast and I only have a little over five months left to share with you the remaining topics and guests before we say our final goodbye in October. I have a number of shows this month focused on travel in anticipation for summer. I’ve been a financial planner now for over 14 years and in all those years I think every single one of my clients was always planning for some trip during the summer months and this summer is no different. Whether the trips are for weddings, family reunions, kids’ baseball games, concert events or just because, travel is something we are always planning with our clients.  

    Joining me today are my longtime clients Todd and Chelsea. They’ve been on the show before and they join me this month to talk about how travel literally changed not only how they view life but how they now live their lives as digital nomads, and soon Baby Parker will be joining her parents for the digital nomadic lifestyle. I am always so inspired by Todd and Chelsea’s adventurous spirits and I hope you are too.  

    For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/episode531-todd-and-chelsea.
     

    • 50 min
    Retire Often with Jillian

    Retire Often with Jillian

    This final season of my show is going fast and I only have six full months left to share with you the final topics and guests before we say our final goodbye. I initially intended May to be focused on travel in anticipation for summer. I have been a financial planner now for over 14 years and in all of those years, I think every single one of my clients was always planning for some trip during the summer months and this summer is no different. Whether the trips are for weddings, family reunions, kid’s baseball games, concert events or just because, travel is always something we’re planning with our clients.  
     
    Joining me today is Jillian Johnsrud, Progress Coach and founder of the site Retire Often. Full disclosure, we were going to talk about travel more but you’ll see that our conversation took a turn into a subject matter that I think is travel-adjacent and that’s mini-retirements and sabbaticals. I think this is actually the perfect kickoff episode to the month as nothing else could get you motivated to book travel than knowing you don’t have to work for the next month. Curious about why you should plan your mini-retirement, stay tuned.
    For more information, visit the shownotes:
    https://www.martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/episode530-retire-often
     

    • 55 min
    Credit Card Travel Hacking with Austin Riffe (Replay)

    Credit Card Travel Hacking with Austin Riffe (Replay)

    This final season of my show is going fast and I only have six full months left to share with you the final topics and guests before we say our final goodbye and I have devoted the month of May to discussing travel and all things travel adjacent. I have been a financial planner now for over 14 years and in all of those years, I think every single one of my clients was always planning for some trip during the summer months and this summer is no different. Whether the trips are for weddings, family reunions, kid’s baseball games, concert events or just because, travel is always something we’re planning with our clients. 
    Today’s episode is my first and hopefully last replay for this final season. Due to scheduling challenges and the death of a close friend of mine, Austin and I were not able to get together to record a new episode; however, most of what we shared in this episode is still true and Austin is still continuing to work with and support people looking to travel with rewards points. I just finished working with Vinnie on booking our travel to Ireland in June to celebrate Will’s high school graduation and every time we went to use our points, I kept thinking “I should have turned this over to Austin to begin with.” Earning travel rewards is key, but more so than earning them is also spending them the best way and that’s where resources like Austin can really help you get the most bang for your travel rewards points. 
    For more information, visit the show notes: https://www.martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/episode529-travel-af

    • 54 min
    Frugality & Budgeting with The Happy Hour Crew

    Frugality & Budgeting with The Happy Hour Crew

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Talking with Mom, the Birthday Episode

    Talking with Mom, the Birthday Episode

    If you're listening to this episode on the day it debuted, you're officially listening on my birthday, April 19th. For my final season of the show, I thought I would bring on the woman who was there from the beginning. Not only the woman who gave me life but also my hero, my mother, Jamie. She joins me to share family stories, especially how my grandparents built a church in Queens, NY, and relive some funny stories of my youth and what I was like growing up  (spoiler alert, I've always been a type A overachiever). I hope you enjoy hearing more about the woman who raised me and the family that inspired my journey.  
    For more information, visit the show notes:https://www.martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/episode527-shannons-mom

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Catching up with Liz Frugalwoods

    Catching up with Liz Frugalwoods

    We are now in April, and I only have seven more months left of new episodes for Martinis and Your Money. As sad as I am to say goodbye to this podcast, I'm equally excited about the final season of episodes I'm delivering to you every Friday. Each month of this final year is broken down by subjects that are important for anyone's financial health journey, and I'm bringing to you the best guests around each of these subject matters but also sharing with you the best tips and practices I've learned in the last 15+ years.  
    April is a short month as far as Fridays are concerned, and it's also my birthday month, so I decided to talk about a subject that I personally used to hate but now I love, and that's budgeting and frugality. Joining me today is who I consider to be my OG Queen of Frugality, and that is long-time Martinis and Your Money friend, guest, and Happy Hour Co-Host, Liz Thames, aka Mrs. Frugalwoods. Liz joins me today to talk about why we both love the frugal approach and the crazy expensive purchase she recently made, and she shares her best tips and suggestions for someone new to a frugal journey.  
    For more information, visit the show notes:https://www.martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/episode526-frugalwoods

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

Faithful listener to W2C ,

Look forward to the show

I love the show and look forward to it every Friday. My faves are the happy hour shows and the breadth of perspectives each person brings and the depth of topics. It feels like I am joining in for a fun happy hour with my girlfriends to chat about one of my fave topics—money and how to save it, money and how to spend it and money and how to increase it! Also, I am secretly stalking the Financial Gym to become a BFF some day. I love what y’all do!

listener2299 ,

Meh.

This podcast dishes out a lot of irresponsible advice. Promotes basically being an alcoholic and Shannon seems like a narcissist. The convo always circles back to her and her own personal stories we’ve heard a hundred times even when the topic does not call for it.

bigal17 ,

Used to be great, until it got political

In case you haven’t noticed, politics has infiltrated every corner of our society. So much so, you can’t do much these days without hearing it. I, for one, am tired of it. I’ve been listening to MAYM since 2016, and I used to love the show. Now, a LOT has changed since then, but one thing that I thought hadn’t was this show, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Apparently that has changed in the last year or so. I’ll admit, I haven’t listened as regularly as I used to for various reasons. But when I went to listen to some of the shows in the backlog, I was appalled. It has become overly political. I have unsubscribed, and I hope that one day it can return to its origins, and then it may regain a listener out of me. It’s sad because the format was so unique, with the drinking and talking about money. I just can’t handle the politics!

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