Children and Money

Children & Money: Don’t Turn It into a Taboo Topic, Part 2

Last week I shared a few tips to help you start talking to your kids about money. Many of you have already begun having these important conversations, and I challenge the rest of you to make money conversations or financial literacy a priority for your kids.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of February 18, 2013

This week just flew by and it’s already time to highlight the best posts from this past week. I had a hard time picking which ones to feature, but it’s a good problem to have. Without further ado …

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Children and Money

Children and Money: Don’t Turn It into a Taboo Topic

“Put your oxygen mask on first, before you assist others.” We hear this every time we fly, and it always makes me smile. I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a business owner, a Rotarian, a Girls Scout Leader, a Board Member and the CEO of my home. It is hard on most days to just find the oxygen mask.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup: February 11, 2013

I’ve decided to switch things up a bit in The Heavy Purse Blog. I will now be highlighting some of my favorite posts from around the blogosphere each Friday. My personal posts with tips for raising Financially Confident Kids will move to Mondays.

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Tips

Valentine’s Day Love Box

Valentine’s Day is next week, which means everyone’s on the hunt for the perfect gift that symbolizes their love for the recipient. It can be a bit of a minefield. There is a lot of pressure and expense tied into Valentine’s Day, but it doesn’t need to be that way. I have an easy, heartfelt gift that is worth more than all the gold in Fort Knox, even though it’s

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Children and Money

Gratitude versus Entitlement

As parents, we do everything possible to protect our children and shower them with our love. Sometimes, we go too far and create entitled children, rather than grateful children. Children who receive everything they want and don’t understand that money is finite. And even worse, they don’t know how to handle it properly.

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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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