Martinis and Your Money Podcast

Concetta Rand, Chief Revenue Officer of the amazing and relatively new site iFundWomen.com, is a female entrepreneur.

I understand the importance of raising money for your dream to become a reality and also the struggles of doing it.

iFundWomen is making it easier for other women’s dreams to come true, so you know that’s something I want everyone to know about.

I think my biggest takeaway is to not let money get in the way of your dreams. If you have an idea or vision, put it out there because there are plenty of people who want to help you make that a reality, you just have to give them the way to do it and iFundWomen could be that way.

Notes for this show as well as links to everyone’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: MAYM178_Concetta_Rand.mp3
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Sarah Bettencourt is founder of the Blonde Spot and host of Monday Morning Mimosas, a podcast about the career she built while raising her son and the joys and pains of single parenthood. Sarah’s strength, perseverance and work ethic should be an inspiration for us all whether we’re raising kids or not.

My biggest takeaway is that as a parent, single or not, it’s easy to prioritize our kid’s lives over our own and I encourage you to create a life through work or other activities that you’re proud of first and know that it will not only be best for you but also your kids.

Notes for this show 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: MAYM177_Sarah_Bettencourt.mp3
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Jen Hemphill, Money Confidence Coach and host of the Her Money Matters podcast, shares the 4 Important Money Lessons she learned while getting unstuck from her bad money behaviors.

My biggest takeaway is to remember that experts aren’t always right and your personal money journey is unique to you. Focus on finding the answer that’s best for you and not what someone else says is best for you.

Notes for this show can be found on my blog, http://financially-blonde.com

Direct download: MAYM176_Jen_Hemphill.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

What if your friends gave you ideas to get you out of your comfort zone? That's exactly what happened on a trip for Cara Thomas, founder of SerenFlipity.

Before a trip overseas, she collected 90 idea cards written by friends and acquaintances. Each card challenged her to get out of her comfort zone and do something out of the ordinary. What she discovered was something extraordinary: Ways to connect with strangers, explore unfamiliar territories, and discover strengths she didn't know she had.

Today she shares her adventures and talks about how she created flip cards you can buy online.

For more information, go to http://financially-blonde.com/mmpodcast

Direct download: MAYM175_Cara_Thomas.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Recorded live from the Lola Women’s Money Retreat.

I have to warn you that if you’re listening to this episode and you’re a Martinis and Your Money fan, you may have serious FOMO and I think the best thing I can say is that you may have missed this Lola retreat, but there will be more and I can guarantee you that I will be there for them.

Me and the ladies talk about our experience of attending this event and I loved all of the listener/attendee anecdotes we got along the way. To say that the Lola experience changed my life would be an understatement and I hope you enjoy hearing more about it.

Direct download: MAYM174_Lola.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Financial Gym teammate and salary negotiation expert Allegra joins us again to talk about negotiating. At the gym we are constantly working with clients to optimize their financial picture. One half of the work is around their expenses and making sure they’re spending appropriately for their goals, but the second half is on making more money. The easiest way you can make more money is negotiating for it – whether through a new job or in your existing job. Allegra and I are going to talk about some best practices and share some really powerful stories to help motivate and inspire you to negotiate for more. Cheers!

If you need help with negotiating and finding ways to make more money, reach out to my team at the Financial Gym. You can schedule a free call, and possibly even chat with Allegra, to find out more. No matter where you are, my financial trainers can help you get where you want to go. Head over to or send friends to financialgym.com/friends to sign up today!

Direct download: MAYM173_Allegra.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Wine Riot founder Tyler Balliet joins us to talk about wine.

I used to be physically and financially fat. One of my financially fat spending areas was in wine and alcohol. If it wasn’t top shelf or high end, I didn’t want anything to do with it.

Now I can happily say that I spend significantly less in this area, but I’m still having the same amount of fun and Tyler is going to share with you how you can save in this area as well.


Notes for this show as well as links to everyone’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: MAYM172_Tyler_Balliet.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

Cait Flanders found solace through a 12-month spending ban – but in the process she 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 life and out of her budget? Listen to find out.

For more information, go to http://financially-blonde.com/minimalism-for-anyone

Direct download: MAYM171_Minimalism_Rerun.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

This is our 31st Happy Hour episode. I thought it would be a great time to help new listeners get to know my happy hour friends a little better before moving on to other episodes. Melanie, Tonya and Liz (aka Mrs. Frugalwoods) have become some of my closest friends over these last few years and I think this episode will be fun for new and old listeners alike. Notes for this show as well as links to everyone’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: MAYM170_Happy_Hour_31.mp3
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Jen, Kelly and Maria share their stories from Financial Gym clients.

Visit the https://financialgym.com for a free intro or what we call a “Warm-up Session”

Direct download: MAYM169_GC_Happy_Hour.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 2:00am EDT