The Heavy Purse

Achieving the Family Save Goal – When in Rome

We just returned from our Disney Cruise and had an amazing time. As I’ve mentioned previously, we set annual family save goals, typically a family vacation since we love to travel. I’ll share a few more details about the trip and how to set up your own family goal on Friday’s post.

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Guest Posts

Confessions of a Reformed Mindless Spender

Hello, my name is Tanya and I used to be a mindless spender. Thankfully, it was never so bad that I went into debt, but nevertheless, I spent a lot of money on things I don’t even remember or care about. I bought things because I was bored or stressed, and a new pair of shoes made me happy until I realized they hurt my feet and no amount of

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Guest Posts, Money Conversations

Riding in Cars with Boys: The Money Edition

As I drive my kids from activity to activity, or simply to the store to run a quick errand, I’ve discovered one of the greatest gifts – I suddenly have a captive audience. No TV, no computer, no random toy on the floor. In short, no distractions, and as such, it’s the perfect time for a little conversation.

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Giveaway

8 Benefits You May Be Missing and a Giveaway

It feels like summer just began but Back to School flyers are already filling my inbox and mailbox to the girls’ delight. Okay, Mom is probably a tad more excited to get back to a regular routine than they are. 🙂 And just reminder The Summer Lovin’ Giveaway ends on July 21. If you haven’t entered for your chance to win $480—do it today!

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Guest Posts

At What Age Should Your Teen Get a Job?

What are your teenagers doing this summer? Are they working or are they sleeping till noon and hanging out with friends? Up until I was 14 my summers were pretty quiet around our house. But one of my girl friends wasn’t so lucky. Both her parents and my parents were gone all day, everyday, so we were pretty much on our own. To make sure she stayed out of trouble,

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Round-Up: July 8, 2013

It seems like everyone is running at warp speed this summer. And I don’t know about you, but I could use a vacation. I’d like to help finance your summer fun through the Summer Lovin’ Giveaway. One lucky winner will have an extra $480 to spend this summer. You can enter at the bottom of the post.

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How To Integrate Debt into Every Day Conversations
Debt

How to Integrate Debt Conversations into Everyday Activities

Talking to my daughters about money comes very naturally to me, but I recognize that some parents struggle to do so in a manner that doesn’t come across as a lecture. I find the best way to integrate money talks is to look for everyday teachable moments. This way you avoid the “after school special” vibe and instead have a normal conversation with your kids.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: 4th of July Edition

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! When holidays fall mid-week, it makes it even harder to go back to work, especially on a Friday. I can’t be the only one who feels this way, right? Even though it was a short week, there was still plenty of activity at The Heavy Purse, including my first giveaway.

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Giveaway

Enter the Summer Lovin’ Giveaway

Summer is here and I am ready to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. For many of us, life slows down a bit and gives us a chance to spend time with families and friends. We still find plenty of things to occupy our time and generally speaking, those things cost money. I have no problem spending money on things we love, but I strive to balance our activities so

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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