363 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 • 226 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.

    The Importance of Statement Cards with Stefanie O’Connell

    The Importance of Statement Cards with Stefanie O’Connell

    March represents the opportunity to celebrate Women’s History Month. For those of you who don’t know, I attended an all-girls Catholic high school. From the early age of 14, I saw the value and positivity that could arise from women working in a supportive and collaborative environment. This experience literally defined a large part of my life, by instilling a desire to mentor, promote, and support women. As I always say, it’s not that I don’t love men — I married one, I birthed one, and I’m looking forward to falling in love again with another man in my future — but over my 20-year career, I’ve seen the constant need to build support networks to allow women to grow and thrive in the areas where they would love to grow and thrive. 
    Joining me today is a long-time friend in the personal finance space, Stefanie O’Connell, founder of Statement Cards and host of the Money Confidential podcast, to discuss how her professional journey led her to start a company and brand that is essentially a movement to support women during their various life journeys.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/the-importance-of-statement-cards-with-stephanie-oconnell

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Supporting People of Color with the Happy Hour Ladies

    Supporting People of Color 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. 
    In honor of Black History Month, and leaning into Women’s History month that begins next month, we’re going to share some of our favorite businesses, bloggers, podcasters, and resources where you can support women and people of color. We discuss a truly epic group of individuals that I hope you enjoy learning about as much as I did. Joining us again this month is Kassandra, while Liz is on sabbatical, and I truly appreciate your support and encouragement of Kassandra, while wishing Liz the best.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/supporting-people-of-color-with-the-happy-hour-ladies

    • 53 min
    Hypnosis and Finances with Juliet Obodo

    Hypnosis and Finances with Juliet Obodo

    One of the many things I love about hosting this show is discovering new and fascinating ways to help you think about financial health differently, or approach your financial health differently, and today’s episode is a great example of that. Joining me today is Juliet Obodo, Master Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner, to share her story of why she left a traditional corporate job to pursue a career in hypnotherapy and how hypnotherapy can help you overcome subconscious roadblocks you may have that would prevent you from living the life of your dreams. 
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/hypnosis-and-finances-with-juliet-obodo

    • 50 min
    Lunar New Year with Sean, Remie, and Tina

    Lunar New Year with Sean, Remie, and Tina

    I know and hope that so many of us are taking away a number of life lessons from the experiences of 2020, and honestly the beginning of 2021, as well. One of those lessons for me is the value of amplifying voices. I started this podcast over six years ago now as a dare to bring more female voices to the personal finance podcasting space, and over a million downloads later, I take this platform you’ve given to me by listening very seriously. 
    Many of my long-term listeners know that, like you, I’m on a journey to learn every day and get better every day in all aspects of my life, especially finances, and I’m bringing those lessons to this community. Today is Lunar New Year, or, what I knew growing up as Chinese New Year, and it impacts millions of people on this planet, including three of my teammates at the Financial Gym. So joining me today is Sean, Remie, and Tina, to share their stories of lunar new year, how it impacts their families, and why they shouldn’t be working today.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/lunar-new-year-with-sean-remie-and-tina

    • 39 min
    Blondery with Auzerais Bellamy

    Blondery with Auzerais Bellamy

    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, though, I felt a kinship with other founders, especially female founders. This summer, when it seemed like the world was blowing up and 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 that we should take. As a result, The Financial Gym partnered with iFundWomen to identify five black, female-founded businesses to receive a scholarship from us, as well as business coaching and any other resources The Gym could provide, to help these women create even more successful businesses. 
    We started with the plan to help five women, but it became six, because of an impromptu conversation I had with today’s guest, Auzerais Bellamy, founder of Blondery. I was so blown away by this woman and her vision, that I knew we had to help. Joining me today is Auzerais to share her story about the challenges of being a black woman pastry chef in the world of fine dining. I hope you’re as motivated by her journey as I am
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/blondery-with-auzerais-bellamy

    • 51 min
    Shifting Goals in 2021 with the Happy Hour Ladies

    Shifting Goals in 2021 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. 
    Today is the first happy hour of 2021, and what an eventful first month it has been so far. As many of you know or may remember, our regular happy hour cohost Liz, aka Mrs. Frugalwoods, is taking a sabbatical from the show. Starting this month, our good friend, Kassandra Dasent, will be filling the extra happy hour seat. Kassandra joins the show today to share more about her personal journey, and we all discuss our goals, plans, and thoughts on a new year. We will miss Liz, but you are really going to love hearing Kassandra’s take on personal finance.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/shifting-goals-in-2021-with-the-happy-hour-ladies

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

Mary Beth Simon ,

Strategies to Win Financially

I found this show in 2020. I LOVE the candor and straightforward advice. Whether you’re planning to have a family, start a business or retire one day, Shannon and her guests share a wealth of knowledge and implementable strategies.

jacked & canned ,

Podcast is amazing !

Totally recommend to anyone in the podcast community . Check this out ! So much useful information .

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!

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