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My Favorite (and Most Popular) Posts from 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 2014 is almost here and it is the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on the past year. The Heavy Purse continues to gain new readers every month and your comments, tweets and likes mean the world to me. I’d like to recognize a few of my friends who have helped make the past year so successful.

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My Christmas WIsh for You
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My Christmas Wish for You

My father instilled my passion for financial literacy when he began his money lessons with me when I was thirteen years old. Now it’s my turn to pass his legacy and gift forward to my own children, to other parents who want to raise Money Smart kids and to you. Children may be eagerly awaiting Christmas morning, but as adults, the presents they will remember are often intangible. And one

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Roundup: Week of December 16, 2013

We’re headed into the final weekend before Christmas. It has been a jam-packed month and I really missed that extra week we usually have between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. The girls, on the other hand, love how quickly December has flown by. Of course, when you are a child, Christmas can never come soon enough. šŸ˜€

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Giving and Gratitude Make Christmas Truly Magical

The countdown to Christmas has begun in earnest and you’re feeling pretty good. The Christmas tree has a growing pile of presents underneath it, the house is decorated and the cookies are baked. You have created a magical Christmas for your family. Congratulations, but there is still one more step before Christmas truly becomes magical.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of December 9, 2013

December is flying by with all the holiday parties, Christmas concerts and year-end to-dos. We have less than two weeks until Christmas, people! Are you ready? For those of you who still have some shopping to do, December 18 is Free Shipping Day and Femme Frugality has a list of participating vendors.

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Create a Magical Christmas through Family Traditions

Christmas is a magical, wonderful time of the year. But it also a time of great financial strain and stress which has led some to say “bah humbug” and skip the holiday festivities. I get it. Today there is considerable pressure to create the perfect holiday, which isn’t cheap or easy. Perhaps it’s time we reconsider what truly makes the holiday magical.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of December 2, 2013

It feels like there was no breathing room from Thanksgiving to Christmas this year. Or is that just me? As I was running errands, one store helpfully had a big sign to remind me that there are only 18 days left until Christmas. Yikes! I better get busy. šŸ™‚ How is your Christmas shopping going?

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How to Create Your Child's Holiday Wish List this Christmas | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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How to Create Your Child’s Holiday Gift List

The Christmas season is officially here! People are making their lists and checking them twice when it comes to who they are buying presents for this year. Prior to having our own kids, I remember often feeling a bit overwhelmed and confused as I stood in the toy aisle, looking for gifts for my nephews and nieces. It isn’t always easy knowing what to buy kids and ensuring your money

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFPĀ®
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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.ā€ - Shannon Ryan