2015 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival: We Are Financially Real | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Financial Literacy Awareness Month

2015 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival: We Are Financially Real

Welcome to the 2015 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival. It is my great honor and privilege to host this celebration of financial literacy. As someone with great passion around the subject, it always saddens me to see how many people are financially illiterate. It affects all people, regardless of education or the size of their nest egg. They don’t how to use their money joyfully and their lack of knowledge prevents

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Videos

Video: Helping Kids Understand What They Truly Want

I believe that helping kids build a healthy relationship with money is one of the most loving gifts you can give your kids. It may not mean much to them at the moment, but it has the power to change their life. I know it did for me. My father gave me this powerful gift and I am doing the same with my daughters because the most important thing we

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Video: How To Break the Money Taboo Cycle | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Videos

Video: How To Break the Money Taboo Cycle

People often ask me what they can do to reverse the growing problem of financial illiteracy affecting this country and beyond. The answer is simple: break the money taboo cycle. In order to help our kids learn how to handle money well, we need to start talking about money within our homes. Unfortunately, many parents don’t realize that they have made money a taboo topic or the damage it causes.

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Blog Round-Up: April Edition
Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: April 16, 2015

I hope everyone survived Tax Day. It’s always a hectic time of the year, and I’m not even a CPA. Of course, I know almost every single one of you wants to forget about taxes and the IRS until next year, but as I’ve shared before, being tax savvy is more than just filing on time. It’s having an ongoing strategy that considers tax implications now and in the future.

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4 Steps to Get Financially Real and Find Money Happiness #Infographic | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Financially Real

4 Steps to Get Financially Real and Find Your Money Happiness

When I mention financial literacy to most people, they are often unfamiliar with the term. There are lots of fancy definitions as to what financially literacy means, but to me, it is being able to use your money confidently in the real world. Sadly, this is something many people struggle to do. Everyone wants money, but few use it confidently or in a way that will help them achieve the

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Fun and Frugal Family Activities for Spring and Summer | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Tips

Fun and Frugal Spring and Summer Family Activities

Editor’s Note: While I’m enjoying Spring Break with my family, Tanya from Eat Laugh Purr is back to share some fun, warm weather activities your family will love and won’t break the piggy break. Spring is here and those chilly, snow-filled days are slowly becoming distant memories. Our thoughts turn to outdoor fun and basking in the sun’s golden rays. Of course, we can easily spend more than we intended

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Help Kids Find Their Financial Happiness | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Financial Literacy Awareness Month

Help Kids Find Their Financial Happiness

April is Financial Literacy Month, which makes it one of my favorite months of the year. I am a huge proponent of financial literacy, and I am thrilled that we honor the importance of understanding how money works every year. Of course, we need to honor it every day but having a celebratory month helps us bring financial literacy into the mainstream consciousness, which is what matters to me.

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Weekly Roundup

Easter Blog Round-Up

It’s hard to believe that it’s already April and we’re celebrating Easter this weekend. It seems early to me, but we’re still looking forward to gathering with our friends and family to enjoy good food and an Easter egg hunt. One of my Mommy indulgences is buying pretty dresses for the girls. We budget and plan for them, but they are a splurge and treat. The good news is Lauren

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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
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