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A Labor Day {Inforgraphic} – How Do You Compare?

Where did August go? Fall is almost here and now it warms up. 🙂 It is nice to see bright blue skies instead of gloom, so I can’t complain too hard. The girls started school this week, and we are all looking forward to a long holiday weekend.

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Money Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive in College | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
College

Money Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive in College

A new crop of college freshman are about to step across that bridge from childhood to adulthood. It’s an incredibly exciting, nerve-wracking time for both child and parents. I’d like to offer a few suggestions to help you make the most of what will hopefully be four memorable years. 5 Money Tips for College-Bound Kids Many dream about attending college, and I hope it’s everything you imagined. One thing most

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of August 19, 2013

This summer has flown by. The girls start school next week and we’ve pretty much wrapped up all of our back-to-school shopping. They did a great job this year and I am so proud of them. Not only did they make smart choices with their budget, but they looked for things they already had or could reuse.

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Guest Posts

Passing on a Father’s Gift of Financial Literacy

Today I’m over at my good friend Kerry’s blog, Breadwinning Mama sharing the legacy I want to pass on to my girls. Here’s a sneak peek.

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Back To School Giving: Learning to Share Freely | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Back to School

Back to School Giving: Learning to Share Freely

Last week I shared my survival plan for back-to-school shopping, so now I’d like to share with you the results of our back-to-school giving. We’ve always donated outgrown clothes but this year, it was extra special for both the girls and me.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Roundup: Week of August 12, 2013

MSN Money asked, Did Your State Flunk Personal Finance? in a recent article. And sadly, the answer is yes for me. California was one of the 11 states to receive an “F”. It continues to sadden me to see how financially illiterate our children are and scares me to know they will soon be navigating the financial world on their own. The question I am frequently asked is when should

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Back to School

Back-To-School Survival Plan in 4 Easy Steps

Tis to the season to have your mailbox and inbox explode with back-to-school shopping flyers. In the past, I would head to the store and fill-up my cart like all the other parents. We would tap our feet impatiently as we waited in line to hand over our credit card and pay for our annual back-to-school shopping excursion. Last year, I decided to make some changes that have become a

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Round-Up: Week of August 5, 2013

I can’t believe it’s already August. The girls head back to school in a couple of weeks, and it feels like the school year just ended. But this Mom is not complaining! Next Monday, I’ll share some tips to help you save money and involve your kids in their back-to-school shopping.

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Goal-Setting

How to Ensure Your Goals Align with What You Truly Want

After 20 years of being a financial advisor, there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty: Money is emotional. We love it. We hate it. We feel guilty about having too much or too little. We worry what others will think about our purchases. Will they agree with them and congratulate us for being a savvy shopper? Or will they sneer at us and accuse of being frivolous

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Money Conversations

Disney Cruise Review and Vacation Money Lessons

As many of you know, we just returned from our Mediterranean Disney Cruise, which we had planned and saved for the past two years. We spent 5 days in Barcelona and 12 days on the Disney Magic, visiting the French Rivera, Rome, Greece and Turkey. The trip lived up to our ship’s name and was truly magical.

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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