Children and Money

Pay It Forward

When my father started his “money lessons” with me, I probably rolled my eyes and wished I was at the mall like every other 13 year-old girl. But a funny thing happened along the way, his lessons began to resonate with me.

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Children and Money

We Are All Lucky Duckies

Thanksgiving is a very special time of year in my home. We gather with family and friends and enjoy a meal together as we give thanks for our many blessings. I also don’t believe gratitude is a one-day yearly event. In our family, we call ourselves, “Lucky Duckies” because I want my girls to be grateful for all the wonderful things in their lives.

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Finance

How to Make Value-Based Money Decisions

Money can be an obsession for some people. They wonder how their bank account compares to relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Or they believe a certain amount of money will bring them happiness. Sound familiar? Well, I can tell you with absolute certainty the amount of money you have doesn’t mean that much—it’s how you use it that matters.

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Children and Money

Growing Money Smart Kids Starts with You

I’m often asked if my audience is children or their parents. It’s the parents! My desire is to help you transform your children’s lives by teaching them how to handle money appropriately and make value-based decisions. So ultimately, it’s both, but first and foremost—it’s you—the great moms and dads who want to give their children the best life possible.

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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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
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