Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of January 27, 2014

Well, we made it through the first month of 2014. Have you set all your goals yet? Honestly, I’m still working on some of mine. In all fairness, I have personal goals, family goals, work goals and The Heavy Purse goals. That’s a lot of goals!

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Live within your means

Fix Bad Money Habits in 4 Steps and Embrace Living within Your Means

On Friday, I shared an infographic on Bad Spending Habits and How to Fix Them, and I started thinking about living beyond our means. It’s a common problem and one, deep down, we know isn’t good for us. So why do we do it?

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Bad Spending Habits and How to Fix Them {Infographic}

I’ve been at a conference most of this week, so I didn’t get a chance to visit all the blogs I normally do. But I have seen a ton of interesting posts pop up in my reader, so I’m looking forward to getting caught up with everyone and seeing what’s on your minds. šŸ™‚

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Children and Money

3 Steps to Raising Financial Confident Children

Last I week I shared the unintended consequences of creating an entitled life for your kids, one where they expect things to be given to them. I believe most parents want their kids to enjoy a great life and still become independent, successful adults. Unfortunately, entitled kids struggle to transition from childhood to adulthood without their parents continuing to take care of them.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of January 13, 2014

We’re halfway through January and 2014 is already speeding by. I’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on my second children’s book, and it should be at the printers by the end of the month. And just in case you’re curious (and I hope you are!), this book is yellow, not pink. šŸ™‚

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A Good Versus Entitled Life | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

Good Versus Entitled Life: The Unintended Consequences

My friend, Kim, from Eyes on the Dollar, shared her experiences with some entitled kids last week, and it’s a topic that deserves our attention. It is a problem more parents face than we probably realize, and the trend will only continue unless we make some conscious changes.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of January 6, 2014

It feels good to be back to a normal routine after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I know many of you suffered through some pretty chilly days earlier this week, thanks to the polar vortex. We weren’t affected here, but I truly felt for you as I soaked up the sunshine and warm breezes. Sorry. šŸ™‚

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Goal-Setting

4 Smart Financial Moves to Start the New Year

While there is no rule set in stone that all goals must be made by January 1, there is something about starting a new year with a clean slate. Many people make some sort of New Year’s resolution around money. Most are forgotten by January 2. šŸ™‚ Let’s make 2014 the year where you keep your resolution to take back control of your finances.

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4 New Year’s Budget Resolutions {Infographic}

Happy New Year, everyone! The hustle and bustle of another holiday season has come to an end, and I need a vacation! Between Christmas and New Years (and Taylor’s birthday too!), it’s a busy time of year. So it’s a relief to welcome 2014 and I can’t wait to see what the year brings.

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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