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 podcast, on the last Friday of every month I host a happy hour where I invite my friends on to drink cheap drinks with me and discuss various money topics together. This happy hour is particularly special as it’s the first time that the four of us have recorded together in one place.

We were fortunate enough to get a slot at the FinCon podcast recording stage so we were not only in the same room, but we also had an audience. I hope you pardon some of the sound quality and speaking over each other as it’s tough to edit these live shows. As you will hear, though, we clearly enjoyed ourselves and had fun connecting with the audience as well.

In case you missed Monday’s post, Martinis and Your Money is now an award winning podcast!!!!! This humble little show beat out Bigger Pockets, Money Girl, Listen Money Matters and So Money with Farnoosh Torabi to win the Plutus Award for Best Personal Finance Podcast. It is a great honor and I thank everyone who has supported the show.

If you have any show topics or suggestions for future episodes, please leave them in the comments. I am actively recording new material with awesome guests that I can’t wait to share with you!


What are we drinking?

Mrs. Frugalwoods from Frugalwoods – Water (in a plastic martini glass)

Melanie from Dear Debt – FinCon Martini

Tonya from Budget and the Beach – FinCon Martini

Shannon – FinCon Martini

podcasting stage

Podcast Notes:

  • Melanie kicks off the panel’s revelations on money mistakes and hers is so epic that you will just have to listen to the show to hear it
  • Tonya shares that she overspent during the period before she started freelancing full-time
  • Mrs. Frugalwoods revealed that she and Mr. Frugalwoods made a number of small money mistakes along the way as they didn’t pay attention to their money choices
  • Shannon shared how she traded in a fully paid for and fully operational car for a new model causing her to lose thousands in a down payment and pay hundreds in monthly payments
  • Melanie shares great advice for moving on from money mistakes
  • Mrs. Frugalwoods talks about the joys of frugal discoveries rather than money mistakes
  • Tonya talks about how boring perfect is
  • Shannon quotes a book she read after college – If Life is a Game, These are the Rules
  • We take some questions from the audience including what money mistakes have you made while drunk?
  • The martinis start to kick in and silliness ensues
What is a money mistake you have made big or small? How did you overcome it?

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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. Opps I did it again. It’s normal to repeat the same mistake as long as it doesn’t become natural or a habit and whenever you commit that again, make sure you learn something and make the mistake occur less and becomes avoidable.

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