Martinis and Your Money Podcast

This is a super special episode for me to share with you, because it’s my 200th episode. Can you believe I’ve said “Hello Martinis and your Money listeners” 200 times now? Time flies when you’re having fun, and having fun is what I do when I record these shows for you and for me. When I was thinking about how I wanted to commemorate this event, the only thing I could think about was my amazing listeners - you, who are the reason why I take the time out to record and share this show. So I thought I would host a happy hour for some of my uber listeners, where I share some juicy info about this show, and about me personally, and let them ask me whatever they want. I hope you enjoy this conversation with my friends.

 

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: MAYM200_200th.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Ash Cash, personal finance expert and author, released a book inspired by Jay Z’s 4:44 album. Financial inspiration or inspiration for living a better life can come from anywhere so never close your mind to the messages the universe is trying to deliver to you.

I’m so glad that Ash was opened to the messages Jay was giving him because I know the words will change people’s lives.

 

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: MAYM199_Ash_Cash.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Erin Bagwell created the movie DreamGirl, a documentary about the stories of female entrepreneurs. Erin joins me today to share her journey that started as a dream in school and led to the White House.

 

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: MAYM198_Erin_Bagwell.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

The act of making changes in your life is like a muscle we have to flex and continuously work on.

Change can be scary, but change can also lead to a better place.

My happy hour friends and I talk about how comfortable we are with making changes and what prevents us from making changes, especially when we know we need to.

I hope you take the opportunity to make 2018 your year of change and don’t be afraid to flex those important change muscles you have in you.

 

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: MAYM194_Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

You may remember my guest today from my episode entitled Minimalism for Everyone. I’ve been blogging friends with Cait Flanders for almost four years now and I’ve loved following her blog writing.

I’m excited to share with you that she’s written a book: The Year of Less: How I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store.

This January, I’ve focused my podcast around changes, and Cait’s book chronicles the changes she made to lead her to the minimalist lifestyle and she’s sharing more of that on my show 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: MAYM196_Cait_Flander.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

Danielle was unexpectedly let go from her job last week. She asked in the Martinis and Your Money Facebook Group if I could do a show about what to do if this happens to you. Financial Gym Lead Trainer, Bridget Todd, joins me to share best practices and how you can turn the experience of getting laid off into the best change of your life.

My biggest takeaway is to remember that even the most unexpected events in your life happen for a reason. If you lose your job, keep up your positivity and remember that this is the kick in the butt from the universe that you need to lead to you the next big adventure of your life.

 

 

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: MAYM195_Bridget.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

New years always make me think about making new starts. So today I’m talking Amy Ogden, Senior Vice President of Brand at J Public Relations and lifestyle blogger at Sips of Sunshine about the new start she made in what felt like late in life for her.

She shares the events that led up to her big decisions and how it changed her life for the better. Let Amy’s story and the New Year remind all of us that we’re capable of making big changes in our lives at any stage of our life.

 

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: MAYM194_Amy_Ogden.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Our 3rd Annual Happy Hour Year End Review. Melanie, Tonya and Mrs. Frugalwoods join me to recap goals we set in 2017 and how well we did at accomplishing them. We share our highs and lows, and our big goals for 2018. As always, I had a blast with my friends and now here they are for the last time in 2017.

My biggest takeaway is to remember that just because you may not have achieved your big goal for 2017 does not mean that you failed. Our goals are like destinations on the road trip, it’s nice to get to the destination, but we can’t negate everything that happens during our journey to get there. Sometimes our journey is equally as important as the destination. I didn’t achieve my big goal in 2017, but I learned so much from the journey to get there and actually not achieving it makes me really excited for when I do finally get to that destination.

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: MAYM193.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

The current financial planning model stinks - especially for millennials!

Douglas Boneparth, President of Bonefide Wealth and Co-Author of the book, Millennial Money Fix joins me today to talk about what exactly the millennial money problem is and how it can be fixed. As an added bonus we also get into some reasons why the current financial planning model stinks, especially for Millennials, and how you can find a good financial planner to work with.

My biggest takeaway is millennial money problems are actually not a problem for just millennials. Financial literacy is a problem that plagues all generations but with all of the tools and resources available now, it hopefully will not remain a problem for future generations.

 

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: MAYM192_Doug_Boneparth.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST

There really is such a thing as a millionaire mindset or a way of thinking that leads to wealth building.

Host of the Stacking Benjamins Podcast, Joe Saul-Sehy, joins me to talk about the millionaire mindset and how he’s helping people cultivate it better.

My biggest takeaway is to remember that at the end of the day, financial success is truly all about a mindset and most of us aren’t born with it so don’t be afraid to invest in tools and resources that can help you become more successful and flex your millionaire attitude more.

 

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: MAYM191_Joe_Saul-Sehy.mp3
Category:investing -- posted at: 3:00am EST