Money history #infographic
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History of US Currency #Infographic

Money is something we all use every day, but we often don’t think about its history or where its been. Of course, we might not necessarily want to know where our money has been either. 🙂 With the 4th of July just around the corner (how is that even possible?), I decided to keep things low-key this week with a look back at how our currency has evolved throughout the

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of June 23, 2014

Wow — it’s been a crazy week. First, thank you to everyone I reached out to help promote The Lemonade Stand. Your enthusiasm humbles me. I am incredibly thankful for your support and for everyone who reads this blog. Summer is in full swing here, so there are lots activities going on, including celebrating my mother-in-law’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Kay! 🙂 I thank you for raising a wonderful son, husband

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Guest Posts

The 3 Money Topics Teenagers Most Like to Discuss

I’m so excited to welcome Brian from Luke 1428 to The Heavy Purse today. Brian is a former high school financial literacy teacher and will be sharing some of the insights he gained about teenagers and money. Yes, Mom and Dad — your teenagers do want to learn about money! If you’re interested in being featured at The Heavy Purse, please see my guest posting policy. I’ve had the privilege

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4 Smart Financial Moves to Make this Summer

Summer is officially here, and our thoughts naturally turn to vacations, picnics and lazy afternoons at the beach. We want to relax and focus on fun! While I definitely encourage everyone to slow down and make some wonderful summer memories, it’s also a great time to make some smart financial moves.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of June 16, 2014

It’s been a busy, but good week at The Heavy Purse and in the Ryan household. The girls finished their last week of school, so there were plenty of year-end school activities to keep us busy. Plus, we had to figure out the schedule to make sure the girls are supervised and get from point A to point B. It’s funny — you can’t wait until your kids sleep through

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Guest Posts

The Surprising Consequences of Keeping Your Kids in the Dark about Your Finances

I’m thrilled to have one-half of the Cash Cow Couple duo at The Heavy Purse today. Please welcome Vanessa as she shares how money secrets from her childhood affected her relationship with money as a young adult. If you would like to be featured at The Heavy Purse, please review my guest-posting policies. Take it away, Vanessa … I don’t have any children of my own yet, but I do

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The Lemonade Stand

The Legacy You Leave Behind

My new book is finally in my hands and it feels so good to hold it. We are busy preparing for our book launch, which has made me stop and think about my legacy. While I expect (and hope) to have many more years, reading the new book with my girls has made me think about how I want to be remembered when I leave this earth.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of June 9, 2014

The girls are headed into the last week of school next week and they are understandably pretty excited. I enjoy the extra time with the girls, but I won’t deny missing the routine school provides too. Of course, everyone deserves a break and knowing what I know now, I tell the girls to really enjoy those weeks off. 🙂

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Children and Money

Ebook Review: How To Teach Your Kids about Money

My good friend, Laurie, also known as The Frugal Farmer, wrote a short e-book on how she and her husband are teaching their kids about money. As you know, this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I finally got a chance to read my copy, and I’m happy to report that it is full of great information.

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The Money Secrets Parents Keep from Their Kids

I found this infographic about the money secrets parents keep from their kids. You’ll see that 77% of parents don’t tell their kids the truth about money matters. Ouch. Money has long been taboo in our homes, which is bad enough, but please don’t magnify the problem by outright lying.

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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