It isn’t easy being blonde.

Shannon Headshot 2014

Believe me, I know. I’ve found that, for many people, the measure of someone’s intelligence isn’t their education, work success, or innate ability. It’s their hair color! Their blonde hair color, to be precise. Yes, I’ve had colleagues, clients, and even bosses who were amazed that I could be both blonde and financially astute.

And believe me, it’s hard when people assume you aren’t that bright when you know you’re the smartest one in the room. But rather than let others’ misconceptions hold me back, I simply decided to redefine what it means to be “blonde.” “Blonde” means making intelligent financial decisions for both long-term goals and everyday situations. “Blonde” means living well, but within one’s means. “Blonde” means being fun, fabulous, and financially fit. So here at the Financially Blonde Blog, I’ll be sharing tips, tools, and ideas to help you make the best financial choice—the Financially Blonde choice. And for those of you who need more hands-on guidance, a personal Financial Fitness Trainer from The Financial Gym, my company, can help you create and maintain a financial fitness plan, customized to your goals, budget and lifestyle.

You’ll learn how to make Financially Blonde choices to get—and stay—Financially Fit.