Children and Money

The Myth of No

We didn’t like being told “no” as a child, and we don’t like the word any better as adults. Whether it’s the allure of the forbidden (“no, you can’t date that boy!”) or feelings of entitlement (“I deserve that new purse!”) we struggle to accept that “no” is sometimes the best answer.

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The Heavy Purse

My Interview at Tackling Our Debt

I recently chatted with my good friend, Sicorra from Tackling Our Debt about children and money. In my interview, I share my thoughts on why parents need to be good financial role models and how to talk to your kids about money. You can read the full interview here.

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Weekly Roundup

A Weekly Roundup: January Edition

One of the best things about blogging is getting to meet the readers of my blog and other fellow bloggers. There are so many wonderful websites and blogs that provide daily amusement and education, and I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite posts from the past two weeks.

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Children and Money

Modeling Good Financial Behavior

Let’s get real: parents are human beings, so we make mistakes. Sometimes we accidentally say or do things we’d rather our kids not witness. Unfortunately, more often than not, they do. Our kids are always observing us, including how we manage our money.

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Children and Money

2013 Financial Resolutions: Becoming Financially Fit

It’s a new year and a great time to get your financial house in order. I believe one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your family is to be financially fit and regain control of your money. So let’s make 2013 the Year of Financial Fitness.

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Guest Posts

Guest Post on The Momiverse

I’m a new guest contributor to The Momiverse, a wonderful website that caters to moms and their many unique needs (I’m pretty sure dads are welcome too! :D). On their website, I share 3 Tips to Help Your Children Manage Their Holiday Loot.

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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