Shannon L. McLay , Founder and CEO, The Financial Gym
A Little Bit About Shannon…
Shannon McLay is a financial planner who left a "traditional" financial services firm 5 years ago to start her own company, The Financial Gym because she felt traditional financial services firms did not have the tools or resources for this generation. After accomplishing her own successful weight loss journey, Shannon realized that while there are a number of resources available to people who want to become physically fit, there are far fewer for those looking to become financially fit. Most people don't even know what financial fitness looks like, let alone how to achieve it, prompting McLay to ask, "How can you discuss retirement or investment options, when you don't have any money to begin with?"
As with physical health and fitness, financial fitness is a goal that anyone can achieve, no matter your starting point. The journey is very similar: you need a plan, the right tools to accomplish your goals and a support system. Shannon realized that the key to financial success for most people is human contact and not a website or an app. People are more than algorithms and The Financial Gym is putting the personal back in personal finance to help the everyday Jack and Jill who are trying to build assets while also managing debt.
Through her blog, Financially Blonde, her book, Train Your Way To Financial Fitness, her podcast, Martinis and Your Money and her company, Shannon is committed to making financial fitness fun, easy and accessible for everyone.
The Financial Gym Bio
The Financial Gym is a personal financial services company that takes a fitness-inspired approach to their clients' finances. By working one-on-one with a Certified Financial Trainer, they teach their clients how to make smarter money decisions that add up over time to reach their life goals.
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