Financially Sound Podcast

The Financially Sound Podcast with Shannon Ryan

Launching The Financially Sound Podcast with Shannon Ryan |

When I launched The Heavy Purse three years ago, it was my intention to help increase awareness around financial literacy, particularly the importance of parents talking to their kids about money. I had many hopes and dreams but many unknowns too. This was new territory for me, which was both exhilarating and scary. This leap of faith allowed me to share my knowledge and passion with you, which has been a real privilege. In return, I have learned so much from you these past few years, and I hope that I have returned the favor as well. Because I’m a firm believer that we never stop learning and growing, I’m taking another leap of faith as I launch The Financially Sound podcast today.

It was never my intent to start a podcast, but as I’ve shared before, one benefit of finding your money happiness is being able to take advantage of opportunities. I follow what I teach, so when the father of one of Taylor’s closet friends offered to produce Financially Sound for me, I immediately said “yes” to another opportunity to help even more people improve their financial literacy and become Financially Real.

Find Your Life’s Roadmap with Financially Sound

I am well aware there are hundreds, if not thousands, of voices out there talking about finance. Why add mine to the mix? I felt strongly that I had something positive to add to the conversation. My agenda is simple: to educate you and demystify finance, so you can make informed decisions that help create the life you want.

It’s not about proving that my way is the right way. There is no absolute, universal right way for everyone. There is, however, the right way for you. In order to find your way and create your roadmap, you need a guide to help demystify finance so you can make confident decisions with your money. I’ve been a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) for 23 years and now I’m sharing my personal insights and lessons from the inside to help you become Financially Sound.

Disclosure: Financially Sound with Shannon Ryan is designed for the individual investor. Not all strategies are right for every listener. Please consult your financial advisor or tax professional before employing any of the ideas or strategies heard on this show.

Let’s Get Financially Sound Together

This is a new, exciting endeavor for me and I hope you will find it beneficial too. Right now we have three podcasts available on iTunes (they will be available for download on android devices soon). You can also listen and download each podcast below. We’ll begin releasing podcasts weekly in July. Financially Sound will be a mix of more complex investment strategies and lighter topics, such as: money happiness, talking to kids about money and emotional competence that you regularly read about on The Heavy Purse. It’s my goal to always make them informative, actionable and relatable.

I hope you enjoy the first 3 podcasts!

Financially Sound Podcast: How Will You React to Financial Changes?

How do you react to changes in the market? Gains are easy, but what about losses? How you react can lead to further losses OR future gains! Shannon talks about reacting to market conditions and ways to become financially sound.

Financially Sound Podcast: Planning for Retirement

Are you ready for retirement? Are you planning to live the life you want to live after you are done with the daily grind? Shannon covers some of the key elements to consider to help you be prepared.

Financially Sound Podcast: Understanding Risk

Do you understand the financial risks you take? Knowing the risks, understanding the potential risk and reward is a key element to making good financial choices. Shannon lays it out for you so you can make good choices.

I appreciate you sharing The Financially Sound podcast with your friends and family and please email me if you have any topics you would like me to address on the podcast.


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  1. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Congratulations Shannon on this new endeavor! Looking forward to listening, sharing, and supporting your podcast :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, Michelle! I hope you enjoy the podcast and appreciate your support! :)
  2. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Very cool and congrats on launching the podcast Shannon - I look forward to listening to them. :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, John! I hope you find them informative and appreciate your support, as always!
  3. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Very cool! I'm really going to enjoy these! Just listened to "Planning for Retirement". Simple but very effective. As a recent "graduate" of the CPA exams, I like hearing a CFP's perspective regarding similar issues. Best of luck as you embark on this new journey!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, Luke! Appreciate the support!
  4. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Congrats on the new endeavor shannon! I look forward to listening to them! Just curious though. You said there are three but are two of them on your web page the same (the first and the third)? Good luck with the podcast!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, Tonya! Tanya fixed it so now it has all three podcasts. :)
  5. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Congrats on the podcast Shannon!!! You have so much to share and I can't wait to listen to it!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, Shannon! Appreciate your support!
  6. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Shannon Congratulation on the launch of your new podcast! Looking forward to giving it a listen.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, Brian! I hope you enjoy them!
  7. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Awesome, Shannon! I can't wait to listen!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, Holly! Appreciate your support!
  8. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Congratulations, Shannon! This is so exciting. I don't know how on earth you have the time for this, but way to go gf - you're inspiring!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, Natalie! It's a good thing I like to stay busy! ;) Thanks for your support; I appreciate it!
  9. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    Awesome Shannon! I know podcasts can take a lot of work so kudos to you for going that route. I know they can provide a ton of value to listeners. I actually finally downloaded a podcast app on my Android phone on Saturday so I could listen to a sermon while I worked out Sunday morning. I'll have to add you to my list!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, DC! It is a lot of work but thankfully, my big job is just to share my knowledge! I hope you enjoy the podcasts and appreciate your continued support!
  10. Monday, June 22nd, 2015
    I am terrible about listening to podcasts, but I bet yours is worth taking the time to hear. I think it's a logical next step and congrats for making it happen.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Thanks, Kim! It's always hard to find time for everything, but I like listening to podcasts while I exercise. Thanks for your support!
  11. Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
    I am excited about your podcasts and I am hoping that you will be placing them on YOU TUBE???
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Right now, we don't have plans to put the full podcasts on YouTube but perhaps we may eventually do a condensed version. I do have several videos currently on YouTube that you can check out now.
  12. Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
    Congrats! Shannon, I enjoyed reading every post about parents teaching their kids. And, I actually apply those lessons to my my six-year-old son and am happy that I did because I see some improvement when it comes to how he manage money.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, June 25th, 2015
      Love it, Jayson! Thank you for sharing your experiences with me and it's great that your kids are responding positively to your money talks.
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    "As a Certified Financial Planner, it is my passion to help individuals and families build a healthy relationship with money. I look forward to helping you raise financially confident kids.” - Shannon Ryan