Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of June 24, 2013

Where did June go? I can’t believe we’re heading into July already. It’s starting to warm up in SoCal and I’m not ashamed to admit that I like it. It’s no fun shivering at the beach! July means fireworks, picnics and vacation for us, so we are pretty excited to usher in a new month.

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Debt

How to Teach Your Kids to Think about Debt

Most money lessons are fun and easy, but a few conversations are more difficult, such as talking about debt. We may hope our children never find themselves in debt, but most will experience it in some manner, whether it’s a mortgage, student loan or via credit cards. So let’s help them understand how to approach debt, because after all, not all debt is created equal.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Blog Round-Up: June 17, 2013

The girls are out of school, so I guess summer vacation has officially begun. 🙂 I’m looking forward to warm summer days, lazy weekend afternoons chasing the girls at the beach and picnics with friends and family. And yes, we do experience seasons in Southern California, as minute as those differences may be to outsiders!

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Debt

Don’t Let Fear Prevent You From Talking about Debt

A common thread I noticed in the comments from last week’s post, How To Talk to Your Kids About Family Debt was the desire to ensure any conversations about family debt didn’t scare your kids, which is completely understandable. The conversation shouldn’t scare your children, but reassure them that you’re in control and confident in your plan. But what I suspect you truly fear is actually having one of these

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of June 10, 2013

We’re experiencing our annual bout of June Gloom in Southern California. Mornings are overcast, but the sun eventually peeks out and chases the gloom away. Occasionally, the gray skies make me want to stay in bed, but when I remember all the things on my to-do list, then I’m up and running!

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Money Conversations

How to Talk to Your Kids about Family Debt

I often get asked when parents should start talking to their kids about money. My father started his Money Lessons with me when I was thirteen, but I began teaching my girls when they were only toddlers. It’s my belief that children as young as age three begin observing their parents’ money habits.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of June 3, 2013

I’ve been moving so fast this week that I didn’t get a chance to visit as many blogs as I normally do. It definitely takes time to find that balance of being a Mom, running my own financial planning practice and blogging for The Heavy Purse. I love them all, but somedays, it’s hard to find the time to do everything that needs to get done and do it well.

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Children and Money, Money Conversations

The Power of Money Conversations with Kids

During a family ski trip to Mammoth this past winter, my youngest daughter, Taylor, came running into our room with big tears rolling down her cheeks and sobbing hysterically. Like any good Mom, I quickly ran to her to find out what caused this avalanche of tears. The culprit? A broken iPod Touch.

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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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