Weekly Roundup

Blog Roundup: Week of March 25, 2013

Farewell, March. It’s been great knowing you. šŸ™‚ I cannot believe how quickly March flew by and now we’re heading into Easter weekend. It has been another hectic week and I need to rush off and get my ducks … or better yet Easter eggs … in a row, so we can have a nice celebration.

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Children and Money

3 Money Myths Parents Need to Stop Believing

Many of you cheered the news that financial literacy may soon be coming to our children’s schools. But don’t think for a minute that lets parents (or grandparents, aunts and uncles, godparents, etc) off the hook. In fact, I’m hoping by making financial literacy a part of our children’s education, it means money is no longer a taboo family topic.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Roundup – Week of March 18, 2013

It’s been a busy week, so I didn’t get a chance to read as many blogs or tweet as much as I normally do. I also cannot believe that I “tweet” and like it. šŸ™‚ A year ago, I would have given an emphatic “no” to tweeting, but I’m glad I changed my mind. If we’re not already twitter buddies, then be sure to follow me @TheHeavyPurse.

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Financial Literacy

A New Day in Financial Literacy

My father’s money lessons sparked my interest in financial literacy, but I wasn’t always sure I want a career in finance. Until I grew older and saw how money consumed so many people and left them feeling miserable, rather than joyful. I realized my father’s decision to teach me about money wasn’t typical in most households, and people desperately needed to be educated about money. And more importantly, I wanted

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Roundup: Week of March 11, 2013

It’s been beautiful, sunny and WARM in Los Angeles this week. Truly, it can be both sunny and cold in LA. I’m sure those you with snow on the ground are currently making a huge snowball to throw at me, but I’m confident it will melt before it reaches me. šŸ™‚

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Children and Money

Money Conversations: Shopping with Taylor

Shopping with children can be risky. They are either bored and restless or try filling your cart with things you don’t need. But last weekend, I invited my youngest daughter, Taylor, to join me on an afternoon of running errands and she agreed. As we buckled our seat belts, she asked me, “Mom, will you tell me how much we spend at each place?”

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-up: Week of March 4, 2013

Thank you for your great feedback on my post this week. Your words of encouragement and support for my mission made my day, and I agree wholeheartedly that my girls are adorable! My journey with The Heavy Purse is just beginning, and I’m excited to see where it takes me.

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Children and Money, Financial Literacy, The Heavy Purse

Meet Shannon Ryan: Financial Literacy Advocate

Several of my fellow bloggers have recently shared a more intimate look at the person behind the blog, and I enjoyed getting to know them better. Since imitation is often the best compliment, I decided to do something similar. I am very pleased to introduce you to me—Shannon Ryan: Financial Literacy Advocate.

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Blog Carnival

Weekly Roundup: Week of February 25, 2013

It’s Friday, so it is time for another round-up of some of my favorite blog posts. I continue to receive great feedback from my Tips to Guide Practical Money Conversations with Your Children series. Thank you for your many comments, stories and commitment to talk to your kids about money. I appreciate your comments and support through sharing my posts with others.

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFPĀ®
  • Meet Shannon

    "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.ā€ - Shannon Ryan