300 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

    • Investing
    • 4.7 • 216 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.

    Adventures in Opting Out with Cait Flanders

    Adventures in Opting Out with Cait Flanders

    Getting financially healthy is all about having a mindset shift, and mindset shifts can come in different ways and through different inspirations. I think personal finance author Cait Flanders does a great job tackling personal finance through a new lens. 
    Cait’s first book, The Year of Less, is one that I frequently recommend to people early on in their financial health journey, and now she’s back with her second book, Adventures in Opting Out – A Field Guide to Leading an Intentional Life. Cait joins me today to share her inspiration for the book and why you should become a master of opting out.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/adventures-in-opting-out-with-cait-flanders

    • 56 min
    Investing in Hobbies with Chandra Savage

    Investing in Hobbies with Chandra Savage

    I’ve interviewed a number of guests who’ve talked about the financial benefits of side hustles, but I’ve rarely talked about the pursuit of a love or a hobby without any clear long term financial benefit. At the Financial Gym our slogan is “What are you working for?”, meaning why do you get out of bed and work hard every single day. What brings you joy and makes you thrive? The answer doesn’t always have to, and shouldn’t always be, something that will provide you monetary rewards. 
    Joining me today is Chandra Savage, Financial Trainer at The Gym, to share her journey from not being a wine drinker at all, to pursuing a passion project of making it herself.  I hope you’re inspired as I am by Chandra’s story to find and invest in things that bring you joy for the pure joy of it. 
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/investing-in-hobbies-with-chandra-savage

    • 52 min
    Finances and Domestic Violence with Kim Pentico

    Finances and Domestic Violence with Kim Pentico

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it’s a difficult topic to wrap your mind around; however, it affects millions of men and women of every race, religion, culture, and status. Joining me today is Kim Pentico, Economic Justice Program Director for the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She shares how to identify domestic violence, of which financial abuse is a part of it, and the work we can do to bring change to anyone impacted by this. As you can imagine, parts of this conversation may be triggering for people, so please be aware of this before listening to this episode.  
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/finances-and-domestic-violence-with-kim

    • 33 min
    IFundWomen Winners Part 1 with Jessica and Samantha

    IFundWomen Winners Part 1 with Jessica and Samantha

    Seven years ago, I had an idea for a business that took me on the wildest journey, filled with my highest highs and my lowest lows. From the second I became an entrepreneur, I felt this kind of kinship with other founders, especially female founders. This summer, when it seemed like the world was blowing up, we were trying to decide how to respond as a business to the world around us. My gut told me that supporting black female founders was the path we should take, so The Financial Gym partnered with IFundWomen to identify five black, female-founded businesses to receive a scholarship, as well as business coaching and any other resources The Gym could provide to help these women create even more successful businesses. 
    Joining me today are two of those founders: Jessica Andrews, founder of Take A Break Babysitting, and Samantha Sinclair, founder of Pathway to Purpose, to share more about why they decided to start a company, how 2020 has impacted their businesses, and where they are taking their businesses next year and beyond. I hope that you are inspired as much as I am, as these are two amazing women.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/ifundwomen-winners-part-1-with-jessica-and-samantha

    • 48 min
    Finances During the Pandemic with the Happy Hour Ladies

    Finances During the Pandemic with the Happy Hour Ladies

    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 with me to drink cheap drinks and talk about money topics.
    We are now officially six months into the global pandemic and I thought I would take this time to find out how the situation has impacted our personal finances.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/finances-during-the-pandemic-with-the-happy-hour-ladies

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Crush Student Loan Debt with Laurel Taylor

    Crush Student Loan Debt with Laurel Taylor

    If you’ve listened to this podcast before, you know how much I hate student loan debt and how it not only impacts the financial but the mental health of people who have it. I’m always open to having a positive conversation about it and learn about more resources to help people manage it. 
    Joining me today is Laurel Taylor, founder and CEO of FutureFuel.io, a company that is focused on providing great resources and education on student loan debt. She joins me to discuss why she started the company and how what she’s learned can help you if you have student loans.  
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/crush-student-loan-debt-with-laurel-taylor

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

winey12 ,

Podcast listener turned customer

I’ve been listening to the podcast for over a year when I added a lot of random “finance” podcasts, trying to learn more about how I should manage my own money. I found Shannon’s approach refreshing (and realistic) and after looking into the Gym, I decided to join. I’ve been a customer for the past 6 months now! The podcast is another way to help me stay motivated on my own money journey. As a fellow empath, I appreciate the transparency around her life (and her guests) and the struggles that 2020 has brought to her business and personal life. Rooting for you, Shannon!

marymack64 ,

Love it

I love this podcast, and Shannon’s approach to personal finance. I especially can’t wait for happy hour every month!

echojuliet1 ,

Mixed Bag

I enjoy Financially Naked episodes, but this is very much an intro to money show since you have to listen through a lot of fluff to get to financial wisdom. I agree with recent comments that the micro-aggressions re: race and weight are problematic. Not enough that I want to contribute to cancel culture since Shannon seems open to growing. If you’re new to budgeting or nervous about money then you’ll enjoy this podcast. I listen to some episodes and skip some.

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