Money and Happiness

martinis and your money

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 life, money and happiness. So I wanted to continue some of those conversations on my podcast.

Drink Recipes

Pomegranate Martini

  • 2 oz pomegranate flavored vodka (or citrus or regular)
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz pomegranate juice

Ideal Margarita

  • 3 parts Tequila
  • 2 parts orange liquor (triple sec or cuantro )
  • 1 part lime juice

Show Notes

  • JD talks about his personal finance journey
  • Why he started his site, Get Rich Slowly
  • JD shares his history of getting into debt problems
  • We talk about what JD is working on now and his future plans
  • JD shares his pursuit to find happiness and where he finds it now

Books Mentioned in the Podcast

Random 3 Questions Answered by JD

  1. If you were out for brunch, what would you order?
  2. What is your favorite whiskey to drink and why?
  3. Do you have any regrets in life? If so, what’s your biggest?

How do you define happiness? Do you think more money will make you happier?

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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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