10 Family Activities to Celebrate the Holiday Season
Christmas

10 Family Activities to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Editor’s Note: Tanya from Eat Laugh Purr and A Mindful Migration is back to share some fun holiday activities that your family will enjoy. The weather outside may be frightful (or not) but whether Mother Nature has decided to Let It Snow or it remains warm outside where you live, you can still enjoy plenty of family holiday activities. I know this time of year is very hectic for many,

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10 Ways to Give Back this Christmas
Christmas

10 Ways to Give Back this Christmas

Sharing has always been a core value in our home. We taught our girls about sharing through their save, spend and share goals because we wanted to make sharing effortless yet intentional. I know many families share their good fortune, but too many of them do it without involving their children. You certainly don’t need to make your sharing public in an attempt to win accolades — that’s not the

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Christmas

16 Fabulous Christmas Outdoor Decorations

The Christmas countdown has begun and the big day will be here before you know it. There is always so much to do, including decorating. We’ll be celebrating in our first Christmas in our new home, which is exciting. Of course, it just seems like I found a place for everything and now need to dig out my Christmas decorations. Let’s hope I remember where I put everything! Regardless of

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Christmas

5 Steps to a Happy Holiday Season

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to take some time to be with family and friends! Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, and we are properly stuffed full of turkey and pumpkin pie, it also means the race to Christmas is on. Christmas has always been magical to me, but it is also a busy and stressful time of the year for many of us too.

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A Thanksgiving Message
The Heavy Purse

A Thanksgiving Message of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a family-favorite holiday as gratitude and a commitment to sharing are strong family values in the Ryan home. Giving thanks is one of our core beliefs and a practice we demonstrate every day. When I sit down on Thanksgiving, to enjoy a meal surrounded by my loved ones, I feel such gratitude to have all these wonderful people in my life and the chance to break bread with

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Blog Round-Up: Thanksgiving Edition
Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Thanksgiving Edition

November is one of my favorite months because we celebrate two of my favorite things — my daughter’s birthday and Thanksgiving. Gratitude is a big part of my life and one of things that I am most grateful for is my eldest daughter, Lauren. She is quickly approaching those teen years, which is a tiny bit scary, but she amazes me every day and I love her deeply. She, of

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Money and Your Finances: How Do They Affect You?
Emotional Competence

7 Emotions and Their Affect On Your Finances

One basic principle that can help everyone manage their finances better is understanding money is emotional. It was one of the very first lessons my father taught me because he knew I needed to be able to recognize when my emotions were interfering with my ability to make value-based decisions, thus slowing down or preventing goal achievement. Thanks to my father’s guidance, I have a very good grasp on my

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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