The Heavy Purse

A Personal Letter to the Readers of The Heavy Purse

While I practice gratitude every day, November is always an extra special month to me. Beyond the joy of celebrating and giving thanks with loved ones, it is also the month I gave birth to my daughter, Lauren. Every year on their birthday, I write my daughters a handwritten note, highlighting favorite memories and my personal reflections. These notes mean so much to me, and I hope someday my girls

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of November 18, 2013

Next week is already Thanksgiving. Are you ready for turkey day and the shopping mania that soon follows? More and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving, which definitely has some people upset. I prefer to spend Thanksgiving with family, rather than fighting crowds, so I don’t have plans to go out early. How about you?

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How To Develop a Gratitude Mindset in Kids | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

How to Develop a Gratitude Mindset in Kids

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love gathering with family and friends and giving thanks together over a delicious meal. I also don’t believe gratitude only belongs to one day. In my home, gratitude is a daily practice.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: November 11, 2013

I read a post the other day where they mentioned Christmas was only 40 days away. At first I thought it was a typo, but then I realized they were right! The next few weeks are so busy but are a favorite time of mine. How is everyone doing with their Christmas shopping?

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infographic

What You Need to Know about Life Insurance {Infographic}

Gratitude plays a big role in our family. I have a great life and I don’t take it for granted. Since my girls were very little, I’ve worked to cultivate a gratitude mindset in them as well. We talk about being lucky duckies and I express gratitude in front of them regularly. As grateful as I am for the wonderful life we have together, I know gratitude alone isn’t enough.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of November 4, 2013

TGIF, my friends. We made it to another Friday. It always amuses how far away Friday seems on Monday and then, in a blink of an eye, it’s here. And we’re racing around trying to get everything done before the weekend. 🙂 Or is that just me?

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Budgets

How to Flip the Switch and Develop a Budget Mindset

Budgets can be very polarizing; you either love or hate them. For many people, they are a dirty word. Often times, it is because they are worried about living beyond their means and know a budget would prove it. They are not ready to face their reality yet. Let me take the fear out of budgeting and show you how to make one work for you.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of October 28, 2013

Happy Halloween everyone! Another year of ghosts and goblins have come and gone and I have way too much candy in my house, tempting me! I love this time of year but it’s so busy. I am grateful that Thanksgiving falls at the end of the month and gives us a tiny break.

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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