Martinis and Your Money Podcast

I shared an Insta-story discussing the fact that I have not wanted to be the boss lately. It was difficult to share and difficult to feel, but I shared it because it’s bound to happen to every boss at some point.

I knew it happened to Chenell Tull from a Facebook post she shared, so I asked Chenell, founder of hustletostartup.com, to join me today and talk about her story and how you can prevent boss-fatigue from ruining your boss career.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM217_Chenell_Tull.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

I think there is plenty of information and advice out there about how to start a business and quit your nine-to-five job, especially if you’re not happy in it, but I don’t think there is enough about how you find happiness and fulfillment while still working in your nine-to-five, which is why I’m excited to chat with Monica Rivera, host and producer of the “You Wanna What?” podcast.

Monica joins me today to share her story about finding happiness in her nine-to-five and how you can do it as well.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM216_Monica_Rivera.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

As many of you know, I’m a divorced single mom and I personally don’t think there’s enough conversation and discussion around the specific financial challenges of going through a divorce and then going from running your money as a couple to running it as a single person, 

That is why I am so excited to see the new group, Cash Wise Ex-Wives, being led by my two friends Kayla Sloan and Shanah Bell.

These two ladies join me today to talk about why they started this group, share their divorce experiences and how they want to help divorced women and men become more cash wise.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM215_Cash_Wise_Ex-Wives.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Today is not only the last Friday of the month but it’s the beginning of Memorial Day weekend which is the official kick off to the summer in the US and with the beginning of the summer season, we are kicking off wedding season as well.

For the last six years, I’ve worked with clients to both plan weddings and also plan to attend and participate in weddings and as you will hear in the episode, my experience has led to some very strong opinions on weddings.

I hope you enjoy my wedding rant over cocktails.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM214_Happy_Hour_41.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Listener Lisa asked for me to do a show on midlife career change, pivoting, reinvention...etc. 

She wrote, "I’m a full-time working mom of 2 boys, 11 & 13.  I was the first person in my family to go to college and worked 3 jobs to pay my own way.  I couldn’t wait to get to corporate America, and I have been a successful sales rep for 20 years and have learned a lot,  but as I approach my 50th birthday I feel like I need a change.   There seems to be a lot of focus in the media on Millenials, but how about the Gen-X ers?  I’m sure there are a lot of us who feel the same way and don’t know where to start (so we don’t) or what resources are available or are afraid to change for many reasons i.e. How do we translate our current skills to a new position? Can we maintain our salary level?  Do companies view us too old? Etc. and would appreciate some direction and maybe a kick in the pants to get started!"

So today I'm speaking with Dana Cowin, the Former Editor and Chief of Food and Wine Magazine and Podcast Host for Speaking Broadly. Yes, THE Dana Cowin who was at the helm for all that is great about Food & Wine. Dana and I became friends through the Bacardi Women’s Empowerment Series and she frequently discussed how she became a career guru so I put her knowledge to the test on my show. Dana has so much great information from her personal career change experience but also mentoring hundreds of people over her extensive career. This show is great for anyone at any stage thinking about making a career change. And now here’s my newest friend, Dana Cowin.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM213_Dana_Cowin.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Every time you meet with a client and they ask you a question, you have no idea what direction they’re leaning and all you can do is give the best advice from your personal experience, from a financially sound decision, and also from an understanding of your client.

I was recently asked by a listener to do a show about one of the most common sounding board questions financial planners get so I thought I would expand the conversation to answer other hot topic questions financial planners get. When I thought about who I would have this conversation with, the only person who came to mind, who happens to be one of my favorite and retired financial planners, Joe Saul-Sehy of the Stacking Benjamins podcast.

Joe joins me today to get thrown under the bus and answer some common financial planner questions. As usual, I loved hearing Joe’s financial advice and guidance and I hope you do as well.

 

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM212_Joe_Saul-Sehy.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

For most of 2017, those of us who were investing got to experience what’s called a bull market when the stock market continues to go up no matter what is happening around it.

From the beginning of early 2018; however, the stock market has hit some bumpy roads and if you checked your first quarter 401k statement from the year or watched any news outlet, you are probably concerned about what’s going on in the market and if you need to change your strategy.

Today I’ve invited Kevin Matthews, a Financial Advisor and Founder of BuildingBread.com to discuss what’s happening in the stock market recently, spoiler alert, it’s called volatility, and how you can manage your portfolios through volatile markets.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM211_Kevin_Matthews.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Today the ladies and I are talking about haters and how they can threaten to sidetrack our journeys or block them entirely. We’re going to discuss the haters in our lives, how we manage them and how we don’t let them stop us from what matters most. And I’m excited to share with you that Liz is back at the happy hour table with us today.

My biggest takeaway is literally the immortal words of Ms. Taylor Swift. Haters are going to hate hate hate. No matter where you are in life and what you’re trying to achieve, they will always be out there and it’s up to you to shake them off and continue to push forward with your hopes and dreams. It’s your life and purpose and don’t let any haters keep you from achieving it.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM210_Happy_Hour.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Yesterday I turned 40 and officially headed into a new decade of life. I wanted to give this gift of a beautiful conversation with my friend about faithfulness and trust to myself.

If you are someone who is uncomfortable with God or faith based talk, then this is not the episode for you. But I hope you love this conversation with my good friend of 22 years, Jill, who also just turned 40 years old.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM209_Shannons_40th.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Tara Newman, Performance and Leadership Coach and Founder of the Bold Leadership Revolution, shares her experience helping leaders achieve higher levels of performance in their work and personal lives and what it takes to get there.

 

Notes for this show as well as links to my guest's sites can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com. Also, if you have any topics you would like for us to talk about during happy hour, please feel free to email me to shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know. 

 

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM208_Tara_Newman.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT