No Work, No Problems

martinis and your money

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.



Bottle of Champagne or Sparkling Wine (Tonya drank almond champagne from Wilson Creek Winery)


Pop cork and pour into glass

Show Notes

  • Tonya talks about the wake up call she had a few years ago that led her to a more financially responsible path
  • Tonya shares what she does when her business slows
  • We discuss the importance of happiness and staying focused on the positive things when times get tough
  • Tonya is taking a course on the Science of Happiness and you can find out more about it from the link
  • Below are some videos of things that make us laugh

Tonya answered these random three questions

  1. If you were at a Chinese food buffet, what would you put on your plate?
  2. When was the last time you were drunk?
  3. If you need to laugh, who do you call or what do you watch?

Have you ever lost a job? How did you weather it financially? If you did lose your job, do you feel prepared financially?

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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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