Getting Unstuck with Jen Hemphill

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Getting Unstuck with Jen Hemphill

On this episode of Martinis and Your Money, I am talking to Jennifer Hemphill, Money Confidence Coach and host of the Her Money Matters podcast: Money Talk For Women. Jen’s philosophy is money should enrich your life, not stress you out. She believes that “your money mindset is the foundation to success with money, and your money skills – like budgeting and saving – are the bricks that go on top of that foundation to build a strong financial home.” Jen shares her story about feeling trapped and frustrated because of money. From there we discuss the four important money lessons she learned while trying to get unstuck from her money behaviors.

As a side note: I have to apologize for the sound quality on this episode. I recorded the first half of the show before I realized my mic was not turned on. I never like to redo a show because I love the organic flow of my conversations! The good news is that Jen sounded great. I want to publicly apologize to my podcast editor, Steve, who had to cringe through most of this, and I promise to all of you that I will do better next time! Cheers!

What are we drinking?

Jen — Coffee

Shannon — Schweppes Black Cherry Seltzer Water

Podcast Notes

  • Shannon was a guest on Jen’s podcast last December.
  • Jen is a military spouse and always wanted to do something career-wise that she could take with her every time they moved.
  • She tried real estate for a while and then became a stay-at-home mom.
  • During her time as a real estate agent, she noticed that first-time homebuyers ALWAYS wanted to buy more house than they could afford.
  • That led her to becoming an Accredited Financial Counselor.
  • Throughout that process she reflected on her own financial choices and ended up learning some very valuable lessons:
    • Your upbringing significantly affects how you treat money.
    • Experts don’t always have a solution.
    • Don’t overcomplicate your finances.
    • You don’t have to do it alone!
  • Shannon shares her experiences of how she learned those 4 money lessons for herself.
  • Jen and Shannon each suggest some ways for anyone feeling stuck to change their situation and be more in control of their money.
  • TAKEAWAY: Your personal money journey is unique to you so focus on finding the answer that’s best for you and not on what someone else says is right for you.

Random Three Questions

  1. What is your favorite place you have lived?
  2. What is your favorite show to binge-watch?
  3. What do you do for your downtime?

Connect with Jen:


Her Money Matters Facebook Community

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Shannon is a financial planner who left a “traditional” financial services firm to start her own company, The Financial Gym, because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources to help people in their 20s and 30s who are starting out and trying to build assets while also managing debt. She realized that the key to long-term personal financial success is a commitment to financial fitness and making smart financial choices. Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and The Financial Gym, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for everyone.

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