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Student Loan Repayment Options

Student Loan Repayment Options

I was fortunate enough to graduate college 16 years ago without student loan debt; however, the majority of college students (and my clients) will not be so lucky; and understanding your repayment options and having a plan is critical for long term financial health and well-being.

I’m excited...Read More »


RV to Money Boss in 15 Months

RV to Money Boss 

On this episode of Martinis and Your Money, I am talking to JD Roth, who is best known for growing and selling his website GetRichSlowly.org for an undisclosed amount of money. He calls the proceeds “his retirement savings” but they gave him the ability to achieve...Read More »


Minimalism for Anyone

Minimalism for Anyone

In case you don’t know, I have a private Martinis and Your Money Facebook group that you are more than welcome to join. I think it’s a great community of financially minded people where we like to share ideas, thoughts, questions, and from time to time, my...Read More »


Why Do Stocks Go Up?

Why Do Stocks Go Up?

I am excited to share this week’s episode with you as I have grown close to Linda Jones  from the Be Wealthy & Smart podcast over the past few months; and I think that she is not only a smart investor, but she also communicates investment...Read More »


Think and Grow Rich Happy Hour Style

Think and Grow Rich – Happy Hour Style

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...Read More »


Breaking Up with Your Financial Advisor

Breaking Up with Your Financial Advisor

Today, I’m talking to my friend Joe Saul-Sehy from the Stacking Benjamins Podcast about breaking up with your financial advisor – how to do it and when you should do it. This topic came to me after a conversation with a future client who was concerned...Read More »


The Road to Financial Wellness

The Road to Financial Wellness

Last year, my friend, Jason Vitug from the blog, Phroogal, had this crazy idea to visit 30 cities in 30 days to promote financial wellness. It was an amazing fete that taught Jason and his team a number of lessons and this summer he is going...Read More »


Summer Savings Tips

Summer Savings Tips

On today’s podcast, I’m talking to Andrea Woroch, a consumer money-saving expert who has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and other programs, about ways to save money this summer! Summertime often presents a challenge for people to save money; and Andrea shares tips on ways...Read More »


Life Insurance Happy Hour Style

Life Insurance Happy Hour Style

This podcast is sponsored by Haven Life, an online life insurance agency that lets you buy quality term life insurance online in 20 minutes. All of the comments and points of view shared in this podcast are our own.

Today is the last Friday of the...Read More »


The Money Talk

The Money Talk

In this episode of Martinis and Your Money, I am talking to Lori Sackler, a senior vice-president and financial adviser at Morgan Stanley. In 2013, Lori authored the book, The M Word: The Money Talk Every Family Needs to Have About Wealth and Their Financial Future. Now...Read More »


Frugality for Depressives

Frugality for Depressives

I recently had Abigail Perry from the blog I Pick Up Pennies on the show to talk about her struggles with fertility; and I wouldn’t normally have a guest back on the show so soon except that Abigail recently wrote a book that I think would be helpful for many...Read More »


Money Dates

Money Dates

As many of my clients can attest, I love assigning money dates to them as homework or financial exercises, especially when they are not exactly on the same page where household finances are concerned. So I thought I would devote a podcast episode to money dates and how you...Read More »


Spending Money - Happy Hour Style

Spending Money – Happy Hour Style

As one of my clients recently pointed out to me, during our happy hours on the podcast, the ladies and I usually talk about saving money and how to live frugally; and we rarely talk about spending money. This episode is for that client and...Read More »


Hustle Away Debt

Hustle Away Debt

I am excited to have my friend, David Carlson, owner of the blog Young Adult Money on the podcast to talk about his first book, Hustle Away Debt. For anyone who has listened to my show, you know that I am a huge fan of side hustles. For me,...Read More »


Debt Free By 23

Debt Free by 23

I am really excited about this latest podcast episode, because my blog friend and show listener, Taylor Milam, is sharing her story not only about how she paid off all of her student loan debt within 7 months of graduating but all of the decisions...Read More »


Evaluating a Job Offer

Evaluating a Job Offer

I tell clients that the best way to make more money and further your financial goals is to start with your day job and make sure that you are in the right place and appropriately compensated. I get asked all the time, though, about evaluating job offers...Read More »


Foolish Money Moves - Happy Hour Style

Foolish Money Moves

If you are a regular visitor to this site or my podcast, you know that I  host a happy hour on my podcast on the last Friday of the month, and while this is technically the first Friday of the month, I thought it would be perfect to...Read More »


The Importance of Positivity

The Importance of Positivity

I am just now getting back from my spring break trip and return to Disney aka the fifth circle of hell and I will have a post about this trip shortly, but today, I am sharing a new podcast with a very inspirational woman to...Read More »


Tax Loss Harvesting

Tax Loss Harvesting

On today’s podcast, I’m talking to my buddy Joe Saul-Sehy from the Stacking Benjamins Podcast about tax loss harvesting and tax efficient investing. This episode topic came from a Martinis and Your Money listener who wanted to know more about it after seeing it advertised on Betterment’s...Read More »


Confronting the Student Loan Debt Crisis

Confronting the Student Loan Debt Crisis

In today’s podcast, I’m talking to author and financial literacy expert, Adam Carroll, about his latest project, Broke, Busted, & Disgusted. This documentary is about the growing problem of student loan debt and how it is impacting our country.

As a financial planner working with...Read More »


Taking Career Risks

Taking Career Risks

So, for full disclosure, I recorded this episode almost six months ago while attending the FinCon conference in Charlotte, NC. I apologize to Kate Dore, founder of the blog Cashville Skyline, for the delay in releasing this; however, I wanted to save this episode for Read More »


The Unexpected Costs of Fertility Issues

The Unexpected Costs of Fertility Issues

For those of you who don’t know, before I got pregnant with my son over 10 years ago, I suffered from a miscarriage. At the time, my doctor told me that it was relatively normal and that I should be happy that I at least...Read More »


Inspiration to Live Richer

Inspiration to Live Richer

March is women’s history month, and to honor that, I am featuring stories of inspiring women. This week kicks off with Tiffany Aliche aka  The Budgetnista. Her mission right now is helping women achieve their savings goals in 22 days by offering the 2016 LIVE RICHER...Read More »


The Comparison Game - Happy Hour Style

The Comparison Game

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...Read More »


Goals Based Investing

Goals Based Investing

In the previous episodes of the investing shots series, we discussed Investing Like A Professional, Asset Types, Asset Allocation, Risk Management, ETFs and Mutual Funds Explained, and Sector Investing. Today in the series, we talking with Wendy and Eric of DIY...Read More »


Raising Financially Fit Kids

Raising Financially Fit Kids

February is an important month for me because 10 years ago, my son was born on February 12th and my world was forever changed. As I have shared in the past, I never felt as though I had much of an education in personal finance; and as...Read More »


Sector Investing

Sector Investing

I am back with another podcast in my ongoing “Intro to Investing” series. In the previous episodes of the investing series, we discussed Investing Like A Professional, Asset Types, Asset Allocation, Risk Management, and ETFs and Mutual Funds Explained. Today, we continue the series talking...Read More »


Financial Infidelity

Financial Infidelity

On Monday’s blog post, I shared a little bit about my thoughts around the subject of financial infidelity and today, Paul Golden from The National Endowment for Financial Education, or NEFE, joins me to discuss this in greater detail. NEFE has been following this issue closely for the...Read More »


ETFs and Mutual Funds Explained

ETFs and Mutual Funds Explained

I am excited to continue the investing series in my podcast today with a discussion around ETFs and Mutual Funds. In the previous episodes of the investing shots series, we discussed Investing Like A Professional, Asset Types, Asset Allocation, and Risk Management....Read More »


Medical Billing Questions Answered

Medical Billing Questions Answered

I love this podcast. It started out over a year ago almost on a dare from some of my blog friends, but it’s grown into a passion project for me. It’s led clients to me, it’s developed friendships for me, but more than anything, I love this...Read More »


Motivation for Debt Repayment

Motivation for Debt Repayment

Today, I have my friend Melanie Lockert of Dear Debt back on the show for a motivational/inspirational shot episode. If you haven’t heard Melanie’s full story, you can hear it on the episode Debt Repayment and Side Hustling that aired in October 2014. In this episode, I brought...Read More »


Portfolio Risk - Do you know yours?

Portfolio Risk

On today’s podcast, I am back with another episode in the investing series and today we are talking about portfolio risk. I think most of us make investment decisions based on stocks or investments we like or others have told us about and put together our portfolio without thinking...Read More »


Financial Independence / Early Retirement

Financial Independence / Early Retirement

Toward the end of 2015, I asked my private Facebook group about topics that they wanted to hear more about in 2016 and Financial Independence or Early Retirement was something that was near and dear to one of my listeners. So I was thrilled that Brandon from...Read More »


Asset Allocation - Why It Matters

Asset Allocation

Before I became a financial advisor, despite having worked in the financial services industry, I had no idea what asset allocation was and why it meant anything to me. While I was working at my previous company, we shared research that showed that 90% of performance returns were based...Read More »


Quarterly Market Update

Quarterly Market Update

I’m excited to share today’s podcast because it’s something I have wanted to try for a while. Something I loved about working at Merrill Lynch, was receiving quarterly market updates from our research teams. The updates would review what happened in the global economy in the previous quarter and provided...Read More »


Investing Asset Classes

Investing Asset Classes

As I mentioned last week, I started a new investing series on my podcast to help beginner investors feel more comfortable with investing. My goal for this series is for a beginner investor to listen to it from start to finish and feel really comfortable investing...Read More »


Becoming a Financially Fit Single Mom

Becoming a Financially Fit Single Mom

Toward the end of 2015, I asked the members of my private Facebook group what they wanted me to talk about in 2016, and almost immediately the first request I got was to address becoming financially fit as a single mom. The first person to...Read More »


Investing Like a Pro

Investing Like a Pro

This episode is the beginning of a podcast series that I plan to release every Tuesday over the next few weeks. My average podcast runs a little over 45 minutes, but I want to share shorter episodes called “shots” that will share something educational, inspirational or motivational....Read More »


2016 Goals - Happy Hour Style

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2016 Goals – Happy Hour Style

In case you are new to this blog or my podcast, typically on the last Friday of the month...Read More »


6 Tips for Smart Investing

6 Tips for Smart Investing

On today’s podcast, I am talking to Saleem Khatri, founder of the website Instavest about his top 6 tips for making smarter investment choices. I am someone who always had a fear of investing; however, after getting trained as a financial advisor,...Read More »


Investing Tips from the World's Top Investors

Investing Tips from the World’s Top Investors

On today’s podcast, I am talking to William Green, the author of the new book, The Great Minds of Investing, which provides insights and perspective from 33 of the top investors in the world. Included in this amazing list are Warren Buffett,...Read More »


Income Producing Property Investing

Income Producing Property Investing

On today’s episode, I am chatting with Jason Hartman, founder of Platinum Properties Investor Network about investing in income producing property. Jason shares a number of great ideas, and he really made me start to think more about adding it as an asset class to...Read More »


Finding Motivation for Success

Finding Motivation for Success

As a financial planner, I am constantly looking for ways to motivate my clients to achieve financial success. For some people, motivation comes naturally and they just need a roadmap to success while other people need some more hand holding along the way. Just like my clients,...Read More »


Building and Rebuilding Your Credit

Building and Rebuilding Your Credit

The majority of my clients range between the ages of 25 and 45 and one of the biggest areas of focus in our work together is their credit. For many of them, they are early on in their credit building lives and we work on the...Read More »


Frugal Holiday Tips - Happy Hour Style

Frugal Holiday Tips – Happy Hour Style

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 me and the happy hour ladies talk about...Read More »


Family Money Conversations

Family Money Conversations

Today, I am sharing a bonus episode of Martinis and Your Money. A few months back, I attended a happy hour in New York and met Paul Golden from the National Endowment for Financial Education; and he shared with me the research they had...Read More »


Sofa Surfer to Millionaire

Sofa Surfer to Millionaire

I don’t know about you, but I love a good rags to riches or comeback story and my friend, Harlan Landes, is certainly one of those. If you don’t know Harlan (aka Luke), he is literally one of the grandfathers of personal finance blogging. He started his...Read More »


Financially Fabulous in Black or White

Financially Fabulous in Black or White

Today on the podcast, I am tackling a topic that I have discussed offline, but never discussed online. People ask me all the time who are the hardest clients to get financially fit; and without a doubt some of my biggest challenges (and they would...Read More »


Disability Insurance - What You Need to Know

Disability Insurance

If you’re like I used to be, you probably only think you need disability insurance if you have a job with a high injury risk, like construction. For years, I was convinced that this was the only need for disability insurance until I became a financial advisor and realized...Read More »


Investing for the Zombie Apocalypse

Investing for the Zombie Apocalypse

Today I have a special, Halloween-inspired episode of the podcast that comes to you thanks to a listener question. Here’s what my listener Jana asked:

“I listen to several other personal finance podcasts and read finance blogs, and as far as I can tell, no one has...Read More »


Personal Care Spending - Happy Hour Style

Personal Care Spending

Today is the last Friday of the month, which means it’s happy hour time on my podcast. This month’s topic was inspired from an after show conversation that we had a few months back. After we stopped recording one episode, the four of us ended up talking for...Read More »


Money Talk with the Money Queen

Money Talk with the Money Queen

Today I’m talking to Cary Carbonaro, a Certified Financial Planner, and author of the bestselling book, The Money Queen’s Guide: For Women Who Want to Build Wealth and Banish Fear. I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of Cary’s book...Read More »


Paying for College

Paying for College

A few months back, Melissa Sotudeh, a financial planner with Halpern Financial reached out to me to talk about the topic of paying for college. I have to be honest and say that I assumed this was a subject matter in which I was well versed;...Read More »


Coined Author Kabir Sehgal

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A Conversation with Coined Author Kabir Sehgal

So, one of the great things about attending the FinCon conferences every year is that they...Read More »


5 Smart Money Tips for Couples

5 Smart Money Tips for Couples

As a financial planner, I have a front row seat to the impact that money has on relationships and I have seen money bring couples together while also tearing others apart. Today on the podcast, I am talking to Elle Martinez of the website and...Read More »


Money Mistakes Happy Hour Style

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Money Mistakes

Today is the last Friday of the month which means it’s happy hour time on the podcast. If you are new to the...Read More »


Tips to Start Your Online Business

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Tips to Start Your Online Business

This week is the two-year blogiversary for my blog, Financially Blonde, and I am so thankful that I took the...Read More »


Radical Thoughts on Life Insurance

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Radical Thoughts on Life Insurance

September is Life Insurance Awareness month, so I devoted today’s podcast to this important topic, and I am thankful to this podcast episode’s partner TermLifeInsurance.com TermLifeInsurance.com helps family’s save money on life insurance.

On today’s show, I am talking to Joshua Sheats from the podcast, Read More »


Networking Tips from a Networking Pro

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Networking Tips from a Networking Pro

I recently shared on the blog the power of networking as it led to my first investor in my new company, and I wanted to dive deeper into networking on the podcast. So I am excited to share today’s episode with you. I...Read More »


Frugal Travel Tips - Happy Hour Style

Frugal Travel Tips

It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s Happy Hour Friday on my podcast. In this episode, me and the ladies chat about frugal travel tips and share some great travel stories. There is really a lot of great information and of course funny stories in...Read More »


Paying off Debt Through Side Hustling Replay

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Paying off Debt Through Side Hustling Replay

While I am enjoying a few weeks of vacation, I hope you enjoy this replay of one of...Read More »


Frugal and Fabulous Replay

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Frugal and Fabulous Replay

My friends Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods may have recently reached official Frugal Rockstar Status with their feature on Forbes; however, before their rise to Frugal Fame, they sat down to talk about their journey to financial independence by 33 on my podcast.

Since I...Read More »


Thoughts From a Student Loan Hero

Thoughts From a Student Loan Hero

Today on the podcast, I am talking to Andy Josuweit, CEO of the company Student Loan Hero. Student Loan Hero is an amazing website with tools and calculators to help you understand your student loans and manage them better. With more than 60%...Read More »


Overcoming Financial Challenges Happy Hour Style

Overcoming Financial Challenges

On Monday I announced the launch of my new company, The Financial Gym, and getting to the point of launching this company has certainly been one of the greatest financial challenges I have faced in my life. So because of this recent challenge that...Read More »


Managing a Freelancer's Finances

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Managing a Freelancer’s Finances

I have a number of clients and friends who run freelancing businesses, and while the business is exciting and fulfilling, there...Read More »


20 Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

20 Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

When I was a financial advisor in training, we used to go through a series of roll play scenarios to help us improve our communication skills, and part of the training included practicing potential questions that clients could ask. I personally witnessed dozens of...Read More »


Having Fun on a Budget

Having Fun on a Budget

In my post on Monday, I talked about the challenges of telling my clients that they need to spend less while also assuring them that they will not miss out on the fun that they are accustomed to. Most of them don’t believe me when I...Read More »


Your Food Spending Happy Hour Style

Your Food Spending – Happy Hour Style

It’s the last Friday of the month so that means it’s happy hour on my podcast. This month we are talking about our food spending. As a personal finance blogger, food spending is a big hot button issue and rightfully so because after your...Read More »


5 Smart Money Tips for Millennials

5 Smart Money Tips for Millennials

Today on the podcast, I am talking to my friend Kali Hawlk. I became friends with Kali a few years ago through her blog Commonsense Millennial. She no longer blogs there, but blogs are her main site Kali Hawlk.com but I have to...Read More »


Managing an Unconventional Career Path

Managing an Unconventional Career Path

Today I am talking to Mel from Broke Girl Rich, and I have always been fascinated by her story. For those of you who are not familiar, after randomly signing up for the wrong class in college, Mel discovered a love for the behind...Read More »


Relationships and Money - Happy Hour Style

Relationships and Money – Happy Hour Style

It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s Happy Hour time on my podcast, and this month we are talking relationships and money. As a financial planner, I have a front row seat to couple’s finances and sometimes it’s a great...Read More »


Do Men and Women Invest Differently?

Do Men and Women Invest Differently?

When I was training as a financial advisor, I remember sitting with a mutual fund representative who asked if I wanted marketing material to help me target some of my female clients. Being a polite person, I responded that I would appreciate his help and...Read More »


From Sofa to Success

From Sofa to Success

Today I am talking to my 26-year old sister Megan who has had quite the interesting career path since graduating from college three years ago. Like many of Megan’s peers, Megan graduated without any job offers and essentially no job prospects. She returned home and developed a...Read More »


Working Moms and Margaritas

*Quick Note – For those of you who may have noticed, Financially Blonde, has been MIA for the past week because it was hacked. It is back with a new look, and I am working on posts for next week to share the full story as well as how you...Read More »


Ladies Talk Investing - Happy Hour 4

Ladies Talk Investing

It is the last Friday of the month, which means Happy Hour on my podcast! I am excited about this month’s topic because while it’s not as raunchy as last month, it’s equally as entertaining. As a financial advisor, I find that many women are uncomfortable with investing...Read More »


5 Dollar Dinners and More

5 Dollar Dinners and More

Today I am talking to Erin Chase otherwise known as the 5 Dollar Dinner Mom. Erin starting blogging about saving money on food over 7 years ago when rising gas prices forced her to save more money on other fronts. Erin shares a number...Read More »


A Vixen in the Boardroom

A Vixen in the Boardroom

Today I am talking to LeeAnn Maxwell, the founder of Vixen Vodka. After working in finance for over 20 years, when LeeAnn turned 50, she came up with the idea for Vixen while on a beach trip with some girlfriends. It wasn’t an overnight...Read More »


Credit Card Churning

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Credit Card Churning

Today I have my friend, Holly Johnson, from Club Thrifty and Travel Blue Book on the podcast to talk about credit card churning. For those who are not already is debt trouble and have excellent credit scores, credit card churning is a great way to...Read More »


Frugal or Cheap

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Frugal or Cheap – Happy Hour Session 3

Today is the third happy hour session I am hosting on the podcast and the continuation of our discussion of whether or not certain activities were frugal or cheap. This particular session got pretty wacky after discussing...Read More »


Making Money Funny

Making Money Funny

Today I am talking to Colin Ryan who started out as a freelance writer and stand-up comedian but is now a motivational speaker who helps people improve their relationship with money through comedy.

What We’re Drinking

Colin – Jameson and Ginger

Shannon – Deep Eddy’s Cosmo

Life Insurance Basics

Life Insurance Basics

A few weeks back, I blogged about the unexpected death of someone we knew and my first thought (because he has small children) was that I hoped he had life insurance. Before I became a financial planner, I never saw the importance of life insurance, but now I...Read More »


Accidental Landlord

Accidental Landlord

Today I am talking to Philip Taylor who runs the blog site ptmoney.com and also started the financial blogger conference, FinCon. PT started the conference four years ago with 250 bloggers, in 2014 he enjoyed 600 registered attendees and he expects 700 to register in 2015....Read More »


Happy Hour Session Two

Happy Hour Session Two

Once a month, I am hosting a happy hour on the podcast where I get together with some friends, drink cheap drinks and chat about money topics. In my first happy hour last month we talked about whether something was saving or stealing. This month we are...Read More »


Temping Your Way to a Full-Time Job

Temping Your Way to a Full-Time Job

Today I am talking to my real life friend, Jenn, whose career has turned into something she wasn’t expecting. While in college, she had hopes of working in the Middle East and saving the world; however, after a summer temp job turned into a...Read More »


Backpack to Airbnb

Backpack to Airbnb

Today I am chatting with my friend Paula Pant from the site Afford Anything. After working for a newspaper for three years after college, Paula packed her bags and spent two years traveling the world. After her world adventure ended, Paula settled in Atlanta, GA, worked...Read More »


Confessions of a Money Misstep

Confessions of a Money Misstep

On today’s podcast, I am chatting with Lauren from LB and the Money Tree about her recent money misstep, why she decided to confess it on her blog and what she’s doing about getting herself back on track.

What We’re Drinking

Lauren hosts a video series...Read More »


Happy Hour Session 1

Happy Hour Session 1

This is a new series I am adding to my podcast. On the last Friday of every month, I am going to share what I call Happy Hour. In my mind, it’s me and a few friends sitting at a table during happy hour, drinking...Read More »


Finding Passion After Paying Off Debt

Finding Passion After Paying Off Debt

In this episode, I talk to Stephanie Halligan who is a 20-something year old entrepreneur and artist at heart. Stephanie graduated from college in 2009 with over $30,000 in student loan debt and felt restricted from pursuing her life goals because of the debt. She...Read More »


Investing for Millennials

Investing for Millennials

Recently I have received a few tweets and emails asking me to talk about investing, specifically for millennials. One of those requests came from a reader/listener, Claire, who is a 23 year old recent college grad who wanted to know how to invest her money.

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Balancing Priorities and Money

Balancing Priorities and Money

Today I am talking to Cat Alford, solopreneur, freelance writer, blog owner and mom to 9 month old twins. When I first “met” Cat, I saw her all over the personal finance space and thought to myself that she must never sleep because she always...Read More »


The Broke and Beautiful Life

The Broke and Beautiful Life

Today, I am talking to Stefanie O’Connell, professional actress and personal finance blogger at The Broke and Beautiful Life. Stefanie has been blogging for a little over two years now about how you can live a great life without a great income, and she...Read More »


New Me In 2015

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This is my last podcast for 2014, so I took the opportunity to share what I share with clients, especially thoughts that I feel are important as we head into a new year. The beginning of a new calendar year offers us each a great time to reflect on...Read More »


Money Lessons From A Kid

Money Lessons From A Kid

This is officially my 12th podcast, and I have to be honest with everyone, it’s my absolute favorite. For those of you who don’t know, I record the podcasts either alone or via Skype with a guest and then The Heavy Purse. Shannon is a CFP and practicing financial advisor for the last 23 years, and through our blog friendship, we have realized that we share many things in common....Read More »


No Work, No Problems

No Work, No Problems

Today, I am talking to my friend Tonya from the site Budget and the Beach. Tonya is a freelancing video editor who recently lost a very large client, and she talks about how she is working through this challenging time while staying positive.

Champ-Tini

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Money and Happiness

Money and Happiness

On today’s podcast, I chat with JD Roth, the founder of the personal finance site, Get Rich Slowly. I met JD at FinCon, the financial blogger’s conference, in September and we had lots of great chats about...Read More »


Investing Mistakes - EP 08

Investing Mistakes

In this episode, I speak with my good friend, Joe Saul-Sehy of Stacking Benjamins about common investing mistakes that people make, and since he was a financial advisor for 16 years, he definitely has a few good ones.

Mule-Tini

This martini is based off of the drink, The Moscow...Read More »


Frugal and Fabulous - EP 07

Frugal and Fabulous

On today’s podcast, I speak with Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods from the personal finance blog, Frugalwoods. They are on the path to financial freedom by the age of 33, which for them is only three years away. I had a lot of great takeaways from this...Read More »


Dating and In Debt - EP 06

Dating and In Debt

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Happy Friday everyone! Today I have my latest podcast and it is with my friend Kassandra from More Than Just Money. I wanted to share Kassandra’s story about dating while in debt because it’s a subject matter that is close to a number of...Read More »


Challenge Your Way to More Money - EP 05

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Challenge Your Way to More Money – EP 5

I am very excited about today’s podcast, but who am I kidding, I have been excited about every one. This podcast gives me a great excuse to have fun and enlightening conversations with my friends. Today I am chatting...Read More »


Credit Myths and Tips - EP 02

Martinis and Your Money – Credit Myths and Tips

In my second episode of Martinis and Your Money, I welcome my first guest, Erin Lowry, founder of the personal finance blog, Broke Millennial and the brand and content manager for Magnify Money. Erin is a great person...Read More »


Debt Repayment and Side Hustling - EP 03

Martinis and Your Money – Debt Repayment and Side Hustling

In this third episode of my podcast, Martinis and Your Money – Living a Better Life One Cocktail at a Time, I talk to my friend, Melanie Lockhert, who is a freelance writer and blogs at Dear Debt. I...Read More »


Relationships and Money - EP 04

Martinis and Your Money – Relationships and Money

On my fourth episode of the podcast, Martinis and Your Money – Living a Better Life One Cocktail at a Time, my special guest is none other than my husband, Bill. For those of you who follow me on this blog, you know...Read More »


My First Podcast Ep 01

Martinis and Your Money!!

Welcome to my new Friday series, my podcast, Martinis and Your Money – Living a Better Life One Cocktail at a Time. I have been thinking about doing something different on my blog for a little while now, and Read More »


Top Ten Favorite Things

Top Ten Favorite Things

Well, today is officially my last Friday top ten list. There may be other top tens in my future; however, I will just post them when my editorial calendar allows. Going forward, on Fridays, I will share my new podcast, “Martinis and Your Money: Living a Better...Read More »