Healthy Eating on a Budget
Guest Posts

Eating Healthy on a Budget

I am pleased to welcome my good friend, Stephanie, from VeegMama to The Heavy Purse. She and I connected at the Empowering Mothers Benefits Brunch last May. Her lifestyle blog promoters healthy living and eating well, which is another topic that I feel passionate about as well. I know many of my readers want to eat well without breaking the bank, so I invited Stephanie to share some tips with

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How To Start Money Conversations with Kids | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

How to Start the Money Conversation with Your Kids

I have always encouraged parents to start talking to their kids about money immediately. The sooner those conversations begin, the easier it will be for you to help shape your children’s money habits and beliefs. My father waited until I was 13, which may seem fairly young, but even then he still had to help me overcome some money beliefs that held me back. Because I tend to be analytical

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Children and Money

The Benefits of Talking to Kids about Money

As I shared with you last week, I had the opportunity to be on Money Matters with Dino last Sunday. I had a great time with Dino and Phil talking about one of my favorite topics: children and money. I am doing my part to help create awareness and show parents the benefits of talking to their kids about money.

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10 Money Mistakes Parents Make with Their Kids
Children and Money

10 Money Mistakes Parents Make with Their Kids

On Monday, I shared 10 Money Do’s to Raising Financially Confident Kids and today we’re going to examine some money don’ts or money mistakes. These are common stumbling blocks for many parents but don’t let them prevent you from talking to your kids about money. Turning your money don’ts into do’s can help your kids build a happy and healthy relationship with money.

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10 Money Do's to Raise Financially Confident Kids | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

10 Money Do’s to Raising Financially Confident Kids

I developed my children’s books as an easy way to help parents start the money conversation because these kinds of talks remain a missed opportunity for too many. It’s my hope that I can help parents reconsider how they look at money and their kids. Parents often tell me they don’t want their kids to worry about money. I understand. I don’t want my girls to worry about whether or

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Blog RoundUP: Week of July 14, 2014
Weekly Roundup

Blog RoundUp: Week of July 14, 2014

This week I launched my new children’s book, The Lemonade Stand, and it’s been a very busy but fulfilling week. These books are an easy and fun way for parents to start money conversations with their kids. It’s been a real thrill (and ego booster!) to read your wonderful reviews and most importantly — to hear how people are breaking the money taboo cycle and teaching their kids about money.

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Teachable Moment Moments: Missed Opportunities
Guest Posts

Teachable Money Moments – Missed Opportunities

I’m pleased to introduce Kayla from Shoeaholic No More to The Heavy Purse. Kayla is a new up-and-comer blogger who is working hard to eliminate her debt, so she can enjoy financial freedom. As you know, I am a huge proponent of finding those teachable moments to help you talk to your kids about money. Today, Kayla is going to share some missed opportunities, so read on to see if

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Introducing The Lemonade Stand and iPad Mini Giveaway
Children and Money

Introducing The Lemonade Stand and iPad Mini Giveaway

I am so excited to share my new book, The Lemonade Stand, with you today. It’s the continuing money adventures of Lauren and Taylor as they teach their friends, Ryan and Christopher, how easy it is to save, spend and share. As many of you know, I base the characters on real life situations and people I love. It’s a real pleasure to introduce my godsons, Ryan and Christopher, as

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of July 7, 2014

It’s been another busy week as I’m gearing up for the launch of my new book, The Lemonade Stand, on Monday. We have some fun things planned over the next few weeks to help celebrate its release and most importantly — helping you talk to your kids about money. So stay tuned, you don’t want to miss out.

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10 Fun Facts about Money
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10 Fun Money Facts #Infographic

I love fun fact money infographics. Even though, I work with money every day, these bits of trivia are often new information to me as well. We all use money but we know so little about it. It’s fascinating how currency has developed and changed throughout the years.

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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