Happy Hour at High Noon

martinis and your money

Happy Hour at High Noon

Today is the last Friday of the month and in case you are new to this blog or my podcast, on the last Friday of the month, I host a happy hour on my podcast where the happy hour ladies and I talk about various money topics while drinking cheap drinks! This Happy Hour, my girls and I got together for some SoCal-tinis at FinCon, San Diego. It’s a “would you rather” session live in front of hundreds of financial bloggers, podcasters, and video creators.

This is our 21st happy hour recording and I look forward to happy hours every month, but I really love when we have a happy hour in person! I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.

What are we drinking?

Melanie from Dear Debt — SoCal-tini with kombucha and vodka made by Tonya

Tonya from Budget and the Beach — SoCal-tini

Mrs. Frugalwoods from Frugalwoods.com — SoCal-tini

Shannon — SoCal-tini

Podcast Notes

  • This happy hour was recorded live in-person at FinCon, the financial bloggers’ conference, while drinking and eating Funyuns.
  • The “Would You Rather” questions answered by the ladies:
    • “Would you rather have free shipping with Amazon Prime for a year or free Netflix for a year?”
    • “Would you rather have credit card debt or date Anthony Weiner?”
    • “Would you rather be Belle from Beauty and the Beast and speak your mind but have to sleep with a raging beast all the time or Ariel from The Little Mermaid where you can’t talk but have a really hot guy?”
    • “Would you rather work for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton and why?”
    • “Would you rather lose 20% of your investment portfolio or eat part of a warthog anus?”
    • “Would you rather write a food blog or book blog or some other blog?”
    • “Would rather be a cat or a dog?” – the on-the-spot question the other Happy Hour ladies came up with when Shannon asked if they have any questions to ask.
    • “Would you rather be famous with a lot of money and a questionable reputation or be famous with no money and a lot of credibility?” – Tonya’s question for the ladies.

Do you have any answers for these “would you rather” questions?

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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.


  1. I love their answers in the “Would you rather” portion of the podcast. It’s hard to answer some of the questions, but I think I’d go for those answers based on good choices.

  2. Hi Shannon,

    I would like to say that up until now your blog has been extremely inspiring and entertaining! However, after hearing you mention on this podcast that men are basic and women are raging bitches I think I might have to stop listening to your channel. I understand you are coming from a background of experience with working with these “dickheads” and “bitches”, however this was extremely offensive. What if your son had said that about his female boss – that he would rather work for a dickhead male manager because guys are easy going and basic? I, myself am fairly new to the working world and I have aspirations to be a leader one day. Having employees that disagree with their managers is normal and happens every where, but saying that a woman is less of a leader than a man because they are crazy is unfair and sexist.

    • Jess, first of all, I just want to thank you for taking the time to write this comment and challenge what I said. I stand by what I said because it’s from my personal experience, but the great thing about this country is that we are all entitled to our opinions and we should all certainly form them firsthand and not from someone else. I apologize for offending you; however, I don’t apologize for my opinion. It’s my own and I don’t expect anyone else share it, but I have a right to express it as do you have a right to express yours and I love that you did on my site.

  3. I just finished listening to this podcast, and I was laughing out loud at all of the answers! The questions were really thought-provoking and had me pausing, “How would I answer these if I were ever asked?” Thank you, Shannon, for asking such tough questions (in a light-hearted way!) I continue to listen, taking in all that you have to offer on these shows. It’s AWESOME!!

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