Guest Posts

How We Told Our Children About Our Debt Situation

Parents sometimes struggle to start the initial money conversation, especially when there is family debt. To help you get started, I invited Laurie from The Frugal Farmer to share with you how they told their kids about the family debt, and the difference it made in their lives. December 2012: I remember the day, if not the date, like it was yesterday. It was the day we sat down and

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Children and Money

Help Your Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Money

April is winding down and with it, Financial Literacy Awareness Month. The highlight for me was the Financial Literacy Awareness Month Carnival: Our Greatest Money A-ha’s. I was joined by some of my favorite bloggers who graciously shared their greatest money lessons with all of us. Again, special thanks to all the participants for sharing your stories and helping make this year an even bigger success! But It’s Not Over

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Finance

Empowering Mothers Benefits Brunch

Kids weren’t originally part of our plan. My husband and I were focused on our careers and our shared passion for travel. For many years, we were very happy with it being just the two of us. But over time, we found our attitude towards parenthood begin to change, and we began wondering if being a Mom and Dad was something we wanted to experience too. Eventually, we were blessed

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Finance

How to Find the Right Financial Advisor for You

Finding the right financial advisor is a little like finding your soulmate—you won’t necessarily meet them on your first date, but that doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t exist. For some, the process can be intimidating and a little bit frustrating, so today I’m going to share some tips that will hopefully help you meet Mr or Mrs Right … Financial Advisor that is!

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Finance

What Can a Financial Advisor Offer You?

As a Certified Financial Planner, it’s cannot be a big surprise that I encourage people to meet with a financial advisor and see if working together makes sense. I very much believe in what I do and have witnessed firsthand the difference a financial advisor can make in a person’s life. I am also aware that people who choose to DIY their finances can do just fine too. But I

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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival: What I Learned

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a busy and exciting week as we just held the 2nd Annual Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival on Wednesday. This year, I gathered a group of bloggers to share their Money A-Ha’s with you. A special thank you to all the participants for sharing your knowledge and your support for financial literacy.

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Financial Literacy

2014 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival: Money A-has

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival. These year I am joined by some amazing bloggers who are going to share their Money A-has to help you on your journey to financial literacy. It’s my hope that their stories will inspire you to tackle your debt, talk to your kids about money, set authentic goals and most importantly—believe you deserve and can achieve financial freedom.

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Financial Literacy

Get Disciplined: Take Control of Your Finances

Last Monday, I shared with you the first step towards getting financially literate is setting authentic goals. Today, we’re going to focus on getting disciplined and putting you back in control of your finances. Too often we relinquish our decision-making power to others or to our emotions. Sometimes this happens without us even realizing it.

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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy 101 {Infographic} – Take a Quiz

This week my girls had Spring Break, so I’ve been enjoying hanging out with them. They are now 8 and 10 years old. I can remember when they were just toddlers and I started talking to them about money. It seems like yesterday. 🙂 The one thing I do know is those conversations have made a huge difference in all of our lives.

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Financial Literacy

You Don’t Need to Be Financially Literate to Teach Your Kids about Money

Today I’m going to debunk another popular myth when it comes to teaching kids about money. I’ve heard multiple reasons why parents can’t teach their kids about money. Usually it is some variation of lack of time, lack of curriculum and perhaps, the biggest reason of all: lack of knowledge. Many parents look at their own financial situation and don’t feel they are the best teacher for their kids. Here’s

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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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.” - Shannon Ryan