Martinis and Your Money Podcast

You are worth more than you think, but women in general underestimate the value they bring in their profession.

Melanie, Tonya, and Mrs. Frugalwoods join me to share stories of failure, wins, and how we can confidently ask for just and fair compensation.

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Shannon sits down with her Happy Hour crew of Melanie from, Tonya from Budget and the Beach, and Mrs. Frugalwoods from to continue the talk about being frugal vs being cheap.

They will prove that they are willing to leave no topic untested, including using composting toilets, not owning furniture, going commando, and even the idea of donating a testicle.

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The rules for managing money for a single person are same in concept, but not necessarily in the execution. As a young or old independent adult, there are stark differences in how to control spending and invest for the future than a married couple.

Jess Garbarino from Every Single Dollar shares her story of getting out of debt and gives us 5 tips for managing finances as a single woman.

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Becky is a physical fitness trainer with some great ideas for getting fit - financially as well as physically.

She shares ideas for purchasing multi-functional and affordable equipment, how to avoid indulging too much, and answers 3 random questions.

BONUS: I also share a new service called Debitize that will pay your credit cards for you while sticking to your budget.

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How do you find a financially harmonious partner? My girlfriends Melanie, Tonya and Mrs. Frugalwoods join me in this very personal discussion - including a very hard and personal announcement I need to share with you.

If you found this episode helpful, please share it with a friend or your own partner. It is my hope that others will be helped from hearing this message. You can find more resources at

Direct download: MM108_Happy_Hour_July_2016.mp3
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With all the rules and various programs for student loan repayment options, you need an advocate on your side. Joining us today is Jay Fleischman a lawyer who concentrates on Consumer Protection and is most noted as an expert on income based repayment plans for student loans.

This landscape is constantly changing and the time you devote to understanding it will save you not only money but headaches down the road. Become an advocate throughout your student loan debt repayment journey and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Check out Jay on his podcast, or chat with him on Twitter @JayFleischman

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Direct download: MM107_Jay_Fleischman.mp3
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JD Roth is best known for growing and selling his website, for an undisclosed amount of money. He calls the proceeds "his retirement savings" and left him with some extra to take a 15-month RV trip around America.

JD Roth shares the highlights and low points of his trip, including eating beans out of a can, not taking showers, and adopting a puppy. Which ones are the high and low points? That's up to you to decide. Enjoy my conversation with JD Roth, the Money Boss.

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Cait Flanders found solace through a 12-month spending ban - but that’s not all. She also 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 budget? Listen to her story and find out.

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Putting a sound buying strategy in place before investing can alleviate our fear of picking the wrong stock. Today I'm talking with Linda P Jones from Be Wealthy And Smart about why stocks go up and her strategy for building wealth.

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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.

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