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Financial Literacy

A Message of Gratitude This Thanksgiving

I’ve always been a firm believer in gratitude and recognizing one’s blessings every day. Some days it appears as though none exist and those are the days you need to look the hardest and give extra thanks. Thus, Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, although we practice gratitude in our home every day.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of November 17, 2014

Last weekend we held Lauren’s birthday party. She is now 11 years old, which I believe makes her an official tween. I’m not sure if I’m ready to be a Mom to a tween! šŸ™‚ Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I’m enjoying a little R&R over the holiday, so I’m more than ready. How about you? I hope everyone has a little rest and relaxation planned over the

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The Best Apps to Help You Save Money during the Holiday Season | www.TheHeavyPUrse.com
Christmas

The Best Apps to Help You Save Money this Christmas

Editor’s Note: Tanya is back to share with us some apps that can help you save money on Black Friday and throughout the holiday season. I grew up in Minnesota, so it always amused me to see people on TV shivering outside their favorite stores, so they could be first in line to snatch whatever doorbuster enticed them to brave the frigid temperatures. Meanwhile, I sipped hot chocolate and helped

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8 Tips to Make Black Friday a Savings Success | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Christmas

8 Tips to Make Black Friday a Savings Success

It may be hard to believe, but we are closing in on Thanksgiving and the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Now I must confess that you won’t find me up at 3:00 AM standing in line at my favorite store. If we don’t travel for Thanksgiving, I typically host a big Thanksgiving meal, so Friday is my day to recuperate. But I know it’s an annual tradition

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of November 10, 2014

It’s hard to believe but we’re closing in on the halfway point of November. Thanksgiving is now less than two weeks away! šŸ™‚ It’s funny how time is either moving at a snail’s pace or faster than a rocket. Are you ready for the holidays?

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Tips for Hosting Meaningful Birthday Budgets
Children and Money

Tips to Hosting Meaningful Birthday Parties

Like many things these days, birthday parties have become huge, over-the-top affairs. There can be a lot of pressure to keep-up, which can put a huge strain on your budget. It doesn’t need to be that way either. There is no rule that a magical birthday party needs to break your bank. It does require a little ingenuity and most importantly — that you listen.

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How to Create a Magical Birthday Party on a Budget | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

How To Create a Magical Birthday Party on a Budget

As I mentioned last week, November is special to me as Lauren was born this month. I can still remember the intense love and fierce protectiveness I felt when I held her in my arms for the first time. Those feelings have never wavered. I am blessed to be her Mom, and I’m so excited to watch her grow into an amazing young woman.

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Blog Round-Up: Week of November 3, 2014

Last Friday, we enjoyed Halloween and girls were able to score enough candy until Santa Claus visits next month. šŸ™‚ I am a trustee on the Little Company of Mary Foundation board and we held our Sellabration Gala last Saturday. It was an amazing event. I am so grateful for the privilege to give back and help raise money for such a worthy organization and cause. It was a lot

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Money Happiness

Unlock Your Money Happiness in 3 Steps

We all have our own ideas of what money happiness looks like (as we should) and the amount of money that we seek certainly differs from one another too. We often times mistakenly believe how much money we have matters more than what we do with it. But once you pay your bills and put food on your table, the amount of joy you derive from your money, regardless of

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The 5 Commandments to Money Happiness | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Money Happiness

The 5 Commandments of Money Happiness

Gratitude has always played a significant role in my daily life, and as we enter the holiday season its impact magnifies. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and my oldest daughter, Lauren, celebrates her birthday this month. It’s a time of incredible blessings and a chance for me to reflect upon the past year. There are thousands of little lessons that I want to teach my daughters, but if

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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