Finance

Wanted: Your Questions on Long-Term Care

On Monday, I talked about how long term care affects all of us. It’s a subject that we often ignore and sometimes stick our heads in the sand over. With 7 out of 10 people requiring long-term assistance in their lives, coupled with the fact that we are living longer than ever, it’s not a topic that is going to go away.

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Finance

Understanding Long-Term Care and How to Pay for It

Long Term Care is a very personal issue to me. The only argument I ever remember having with my father was on the topic of long term care. He was a doctor and did not believe he needed it. He would assure me if he did that he would “just take a few pills” and end his misery, which, of course, was an unacceptable answer to his daughter. Four short

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of August 18, 2014

It’s been a great and busy summer, but I am ready for the girls to head back-to-school next week. We’ve pretty much completed their school shopping, and they are excited for their first day back. For those who have been in session for a few weeks, I hope you and your kids are back in the school groove. I’m definitely ready for a more regular routine. šŸ™‚

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Finance

How to Talk to Your Parents about Their Finances

Death is often a topic we avoid, but one we cannot escape either. The loss of a loved one will always be difficult, but you can help reduce the amount of stress by completing my 7 Steps to Put Your Financial Affairs in Order. This will help make an emotional and chaotic time a little bit easier for your loved ones.

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Finance

How to Get Your Financial Affairs in Order and Protect Your Family When You Are Gone

Last week’s events reminded me how fragile life can be and how quickly it can turn topsy turvy when a loved one dies. As Benjamin Franklin so accurately noted, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And I can say from both a personal and professional perspective, death still flattens us, whether it comes as a shock or not.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of August 11, 2014

Last week I had a girls week. It was just me, Lauren and Taylor and it was the best week. I planned to be out of the office but still had a list of things I needed to accomplish. Instead of crossing things off my list, I found myself playing with the girls for hours. And it was heaven. This week was a bit insane as a result, but I

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Guest Posts

4 Guiding Money Principles Every Child (and Adult) Must Learn

When I was 13 years old, my father began giving me “money lessons” while we ate dinner, and I had no idea how these simple lessons would change my life. He didn’t focus on how money worked, but instead he showed me how my emotions affected my spending habits and money beliefs. With his guidance, I changed how I viewed money ā€“ from lack and fear ā€“ to one of

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Back to School

Back-to-School Shopping Teachable Money Moments

Lauren and Taylor are seasoned vets of managing their back-to-school budgets, and the conversations we have while the girls figure out their game plan are fantastic. Even though the stores are crowded and chaotic, please take advantage of these teachable money moments while you’re stocking up on notebooks and new clothes.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of August 4, 2014

It’s been another busy week as we start winding down Summer, but I don’t mind since Fall is my favorite season. šŸ™‚ On Monday, I shared with you why your wants aren’t the enemy. It is your response to your wants that matters. And on Wednesday, I shared a few simple tips to help make back-to-school shopping easier this Fall. The girls and I need to sit-down soon and get

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Back to School Shopping Tips
Back to School

Back to School Shopping Tips and Infographic

I can’t believe it’s back-to-school season already, but you can’t help but notice when you walk into the stores and see all the notebooks and backpacks on display. It’s a busy and expensive time of the year, so I wanted to share a few quick tips to help make back-to-school shopping a bit easier and more affordable this Fall.

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFPĀ®
  • Meet Shannon

    "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