Want Financial Freedom? Then Set Goals that Matter
Financial Literacy, Financial Literacy Awareness Month, Financial Literacy Month

Want to Experience Financial Freedom? Then Set Goals

In each of us, there is an emotional shopper of varying degrees. Some of us are better at recognizing when our emotions cloud our good judgment while others are not. I found the best way to make sure my emotions aren’t guiding my purchases is to have goals.

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Finance

Money: Being an Emotionally Competent Spender

When I was thirteen years old, my dream was to own a pair of Dittos jeans. Back then, they were a must-have item in my Southern California Junior High School. When my father surprised me with some money to buy clothes for the school year, I happily went to the mall to try on a pair of Dittos. They were everything a young girl wanted. But I didn’t buy them.

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Round-Up: Week of April 1, 2013

It’s been another great week at The Heavy Purse. On Monday, we began celebrating National Financial Literacy Awareness Month. While sadly too few people are aware of this (more people know it’s National Grilled Cheese Month—no joke!), it does make me really happy to see everyone help spread the word on such an important topic.

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Financial Literacy

How Financially Literate Are You? Take a Quiz and Find Out!

Financial literacy is my passion. While I don’t expect everyone to share my enthusiasm for the topic, I do want them to recognize the role it plays in their lives. We value reading, writing and arithmetic because we generally use those skills daily. But we also make money decisions every day and often without any real education to guide us.

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Financial Literacy

Celebrating National Financial Literacy Awareness Month

In March 2004 the Senate passed Resolution 316 to recognize April as National Financial Literacy Awareness Month and the House of Representatives followed suit in 2005. But it wasn’t until March 2011, when President Obama made an official proclamation. Unfortunately, too few Americans are aware of this or even understand what financial literacy is. Thanks to my Dad, financial literacy has been an important part of my life since I

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Weekly Roundup

Blog Roundup: Week of March 25, 2013

Farewell, March. It’s been great knowing you. 🙂 I cannot believe how quickly March flew by and now we’re heading into Easter weekend. It has been another hectic week and I need to rush off and get my ducks … or better yet Easter eggs … in a row, so we can have a nice celebration.

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Children and Money

3 Money Myths Parents Need to Stop Believing

Many of you cheered the news that financial literacy may soon be coming to our children’s schools. But don’t think for a minute that lets parents (or grandparents, aunts and uncles, godparents, etc) off the hook. In fact, I’m hoping by making financial literacy a part of our children’s education, it means money is no longer a taboo family topic.

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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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