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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.

Martinis and Your Money Podcast Shannon McLay

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 233 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.

    Financially Naked Follow Up with Liana

    Financially Naked Follow Up with Liana

    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 two years 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 hotseat today, for the second time, is Liana. When we last got Financially Naked with Liana, she was living in Vermont, working as a medical writer, and planning a wedding. She joins us today to share if she had a pandemic wedding and what her career and finances look like over a year later.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/financially-naked-follow-up-with-liana

    • 51 min
    Discovering Financial Literacy with the Happy Hour Ladies

    Discovering Financial Literacy 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. This is not only the last Friday of the month, but it’s the last Friday of one of my favorite months: Financial Literacy Month. My friends joined me today to share their journeys to finding and discovering financial literacy and they share some of the best resources for how we can all continue to refine and improve our own financial literacy. Of all of our happy hours, I feel like this one is a must-listen, especially for any of your friends and family who are new to the concept of Financial Literacy.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/discovering-financial-literacy-with-the-happy-hour-ladies

    • 58 min
    Book Writing as a Side Hustle with Ash Cash

    Book Writing as a Side Hustle with Ash Cash

    Getting financially healthy at its core is essentially two steps: making more and spending less. It sounds basic, but the fact that over 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck tells you that it’s not so basic. Yes, there are systemic changes that need to happen for a number of Americans, but from my experience of getting people financially healthy over the last 10 years, I believe the majority of those 70% can stop living paycheck to paycheck if they lower expenses and/or make more money. 
    In an effort to help our clients at the Gym find ways to make more money, we’re always talking about side hustles as a part of that equation, and a side hustle I love for just about anyone is writing and selling books.
    Joining me today is my good friend, Ash Cash, who’s not only a bestselling author, but founder of Mind Right Money and host of Inside the Vault podcast, to share why he feels everyone can have bookselling as a side hustle and how you can take the steps to start ASAP. I always love reconnecting with Ash, not only for his positivity and motivational approach to life, but his practical and applicable advice on this side hustle.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/book-writing-as-a-side-hustle-with-ash-cash

    • 52 min
    The Importance of Renter’s Insurance with Colin Becker

    The Importance of Renter’s Insurance with Colin Becker

    Part of getting a financial plan done, especially one through The Financial Gym is identifying risk factors to your financial health. One of the solutions for mitigating financial risks is insurance, whether it is life insurance, car insurance, or renter’s insurance.
    Today’s episode, with podcast friend and listener, Colin, is the perfect cautionary tale as to the importance of renter’s insurance. Renter’s insurance is something that not enough people consider, but for the value of what it covers should make sense in your monthly budget.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/the-importance-of-renters-insurance-with-colin-becker

    • 59 min
    Teens, Gen Z, and Finances with Dan Sheeks

    Teens, Gen Z, and Finances with Dan Sheeks

    April is Financial Literacy month and I always say that Financial Literacy is like regular literacy, it needs to be taught from an early age, preferably practiced and supported at home, and continually learned as you grow older and your financial decisions get more complicated. 
    Financial literacy is the core mission of The Financial Gym and it’s also the core mission for today’s guest, Dan Sheeks owner and founder of SheeksFreaks an online community to help young people live their best lives by making smart money decisions. He shares some of his best tips for helping Gen Z’ers, and really anyone else, become more financially literate.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/teens-gen-z-and-finances-with-dan-sheeks

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Surviving Job Insecurity with the Debt Free Guys

    Surviving Job Insecurity with the Debt Free Guys

    Today is the first Friday in April, and, in case you didn’t know, April is Financial Literacy Month, or, our favorite month of the year at The Gym. If you are listening to this podcast, you’ve made financial literacy an important part of your life. If you are looking for more resources, especially this month, we have a number of free events going on at The Financial Gym — we have one for every weekday. Check out the schedule at financialgym.com, and, again, everything is free. 
    The Gym also has its own podcast call Financially Naked, where you can hear more from our clients and our trainers, and you can find that anywhere you listen to podcasts. I hope you will check out our events and share them with your friends, so they can embrace financial literacy as well.
    Onto today’s show! Managing couples’ finances is a challenge, especially if you are in similar industries or have similar job types. Joining me today are my good friends David and John, otherwise known as the Debt Free Guys, and the the hosts of Queer Money Podcast, to discuss how they’ve managed their household finances as a couple, and also weathered a global pandemic that affected their joint business, and stayed financially healthy throughout it all.
    For more information, visit the show notes at https://martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/suviving-job-insecurity-with-the-debt-free-guys

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

decoda17 ,

I’m hooked!

Finally, a podcast that talks about the everyday nuts and bolts of money and financial literacy in a format that’s welcoming and easy to understand for those who may be new to the concept. Why is this not taught in high school?
Shannon’s no-nonsense approach and warm demeanor really helps create an atmosphere devoid of the intimidation and sense of exclusivity that seems to be the norm with financial education. Plus, the range of practical topics always keeps me interested and learning something new. It’s nice to know there are quality resources out there for your average working guy/girl who doesn’t have the 7 digit bank account but can still benefit from some sound advice. Thank you!

oliviabaker13 ,

Hit the subscribe money! 🔥

If you’re looking for tips on how to handle your money, aspiring toward greater wealth, or looking for lessons in impactful money stories - hit the subscribe button! Martinis and Your Money has a great lineup of guests and each episode features actionable tips and invaluable insights. Shannon is an excellent host who draws on her own wealth of experience to engage guests in really interesting conversations. Definitely recommend listening and subscribing to this empowering, fun podcast!

empress718 ,

Wish it was better.

I wish this was better. It takes her too long to get to the subject matter. The idea of cocktails and money is a fun idea but prob should take up less time in the show. Seems the host and guests are knowledgeable.

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