Martinis and Your Money Podcast

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”

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Mariela Dabbah, founder and CEO of the Red Shoe Movement, talks about changes in the way businesses support upward mobility for women and how women can climb the corporate ladder more effectively. Her cause and mission are near and dear to my heart and I hope you’re as inspired to make change as I am after listening to her.

If you want to find the show notes as well as links to Mariela’s site, you can find them on my blog http://financially-blonde.com/mmpodcast If you have any topics you would like for me to cover on this podcast, I encourage you to email me to Shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me https://twitter.com/blonde_finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let me know what you want to hear.


Direct download: MAYM168_Mariela_Dabbah.mp3
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We all are susceptible to the influences of the jealousy game whether we like them or not. What’s important is to not avoid jealousy entirely but to manage it.

Despite the fact that many people may think the four of us have nothing to worry about, we all struggle with comparing ourselves to other people and in this episode we share the ups and downs of these emotions.

For more information and resources mentioned in this episode, visit http://financially-blonde.com/the-comparison-game-happy-hour-style

Direct download: MAYM167_REPLAY_Comparision_Game_Happy_Hour.mp3
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Today’s Happy Hour episode is our mid-year catch-up to let you know where we and the Happy Hour girls are with our goals.

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. 

Come with us to Lola Retreat August 18-20, 2017. Use the coupon code MAYM to get a discount on Melanie’s big goal for this year, the Lola Retreat, at http://LolaRetreat.com

Direct download: MAYM166_Happy_Hour.mp3
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What if our banking systems collapse or there is a successful attack on electronic data? Or money is really only numbers on a computer screen that we trust banks to maintain. What if that’s all wiped out? It’s an unlikely scenario, but I like to plan for all possibilities.

• We discuss what assets would be valuable if a zombie apocalypse ala Walking Dead were to transpire
• We discuss why we believe the stock market wouldn’t completely collapse and what you should invest in if you are afraid that it might
• We talk about the value of centralized banks and the banking system in general
• Matt and Eddie warn against trading during stressful times and give great advice for how to avoid emotional trading

Find more information about this episode at http://financially-blonde.com/investing-for-the-zombie-apocalypse

Direct download: MAYM165_Zombie_Apocolypse_REPLAY.mp3
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Kate Gremillion, founder of Mavenly and Co, provides young women with resources to design a career and lifestyle with purpose about going from being an Employee to being an Intrapreneur. Kate is going to share her best practices and tips for how you can craft the right job for you without having to create it on your own.

I think my biggest takeaway is to remember that if you’re unhappy with your job, take the steps to job craft your way into a better position for yourself. The number one way to make more money is within the place you work and the best way to spend less money is to be happy in the place you work. Job crafting is a great solution to get you to where you want to be without taking all of the risks to do it on your own.

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 sshannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @Blonde_Finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group and let us know.

Direct download: MAYM164_Kate_Gremillion.mp3
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Harlan Landes, blogger, podcaster and founder of both the Plutus Awards and the Plutus Foundation, answers a listener’s question about how you can run a charitable foundation. Harlan has great information for a number of ways you can give back before and after you achieve your personal financial goals and now here’s Harlan.

I think my biggest takeaway is to remember that there are many ways you can give back to the universe and creating a foundation is one. I personally feel like my life transformed in the best way possible when I focused more on giving than what I was getting. The journey led me to the Financial Gym and after creating my son, creating the gym is one of my life’s greatest accomplishments. I hope that you find yours too through giving back.

If you want to find the show notes as well as links to Harlan, you can find them on my blog http://financially-blonde.com

If you have any topics you would like for me to cover on this podcast, I encourage you to email me to Shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @blonde_finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group

Direct download: MAYM163_Harlan_Landes.mp3
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Elle Martinez, host of the Couple Money Podcast has authored a new book – Jump Start Your Marriage and Your Money. It’s about the various challenges we’ve seen couples face and how they can improve them to improve both their romantic and financial lives.

Whether you are in a relationship or not, there is plenty to learn from this episode. Cheers!

Notes for this show as well as links to everyone’s sites can be found on my blog, 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 Facebook group and let us know. Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM162_Elle_Martinez.mp3
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This month’s Happy Hour topic comes from Tonya on the Happy Hour crew. She wanted to talk about the excuses we make as to why we aren’t making financial changes in our lives.

As a word of warning, for those listeners who want to get right into the substance of an episode, you’ll have to fast forward to about minute 10 to get to our topic. We rambled quite a bit in the beginning of the episode and if you enjoy our rambles, then you’ll enjoy the beginning of this happy hour.

I think my biggest takeaway is to realize that we can all makes excuses and justifications for why we’re not making change, but it’s not until you stop telling yourself those stories that you’ll truly be open to achieving the financial success that you’re meant to achieve.

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 https://twitter.com/blonde_finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Community on Facebook and let us know.

Until next time, take care!!

Direct download: MAYM161_Happy_Hour_May_2017.mp3
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Natalie Jean Baptiste is an attorney who found herself in the uncomfortable position of having to declare bankruptcy due to over $200,000 of consumer and student loan debt. Natalie shares her reasons for declaring bankruptcy, why it makes sense for some people and how the whole experience prepared her for this next chapter in her life where she’s helping others conquer their student loan debt burdens.

My biggest takeaway is to never let others tell you something is impossible. As Audrey Hepburn said, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” I truly believe with enough faith and courage, anything is possible.

If you want to find the show notes as well as links to Natalie, you can find them on my blog http://financially-blonde.com

If you have any topics you would like for me to cover on this podcast, I encourage you to email me to Shannon@finblonde.com or tweet to me @blonde_finance or join the private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/martinisandyourmoney

Direct download: MAYM160_Natalie.mp3
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