Children and Money, Financial Literacy, Goal-Setting

Raising Financially Confident Kids- Lesson 1- Setting Family Goals

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Children and Money, Emotional Competence

The Most Important “Money Lesson”

On this journey of teaching our children financial literacy, this is the most important lesson for us as parents.      

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Part 4: Parents Guide to Raising Financially Confident Kids | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

Part 4: Guide to Financially Confident Kids

I hope my Guide to Raising Financially Confident Kids has given you the confidence to start talking to your kids about money. If doing so is new to you and your family, it can feel strange at first. Give it some time and the talks will become increasingly easy and natural. More importantly, your family will benefit tremendously from having open conversations around money. Because every child grows up to

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Children and Money

Part 3: How To Raise Financially Confident Kids

There are many things that make me proud of my family, including that money has never been a taboo topic in our home. Now some of you may think because I’m a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) that money would never have been a taboo topic in our home, so it’s not a huge achievement. Not true. Sure, I can talk about complex investment strategies with the girls, which has proven

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Children and Money

Part 2: Parents Guide to Raise Financially Confident Kids

On Monday, I began my guide to raising financially confident kids by focusing on breaking some popular money myths and laying down the ground-work as to how financial literacy benefits our children. Today, we going take a deep dive into talking to kids, young and old, about money. While I recommend starting these conversations when your children are toddlers, it’s never too late to start.

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Your Guide to Raising Financially Confident Kids | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

Your Guide to Raising Financially Confident Kids: Part 1

You learn a lot about human nature when you witness firsthand how people perceive money. How their perceptions, whether real or not, color how they think about and use their money. There are many reasons why some people have a better relationship with money than others. And it doesn’t just boil down to who has the most either. Yes, if you are struggling to pay your bills and to keep

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Children and Money

3 Steps to Help Kids Learn To Think for Themselves

As parents we have lots of responsibilities. Sometimes we innately know them and sometimes we don’t. As I have shared countless times before, I believe financial literacy is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. And today, it is a gift because most kids leave home with non-existent money life skills. Those who have financial confidence and have been taught how to make good decisions with their

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Digital Skills Versus Life Skills #Infographic | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

Kids Today: Digital Skills vs Life Skills #Infographic

I always enjoy talking with other parents about raising kids. It is interesting to get their perspective and insight and to also see where we differ. There are lots of opinions on how to raise children, but there is probably no universally correct way to raise a child or guarantee they will turn into well-adjusted, productive adults. As you can imagine, I am always advocating financial literacy in these conversations.

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5 Essential Money Life Skills Kids Need to Learn | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

5 Essential Money Life Skills Parents Need to Teach Kids

Looking in from the outside, I always assumed that being a parent was a rewarding job but also hard work. I learned how true that was when I became a parent. I am a Mom, first and foremost, and it’s a title and job that I love. It also takes great effort, endless patience and much love to do it well. As a parent, you hold such tremendous power in

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Halloween Candy Game | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Children and Money

The Halloween Candy Game

Halloween is a holiday that many people look forward to every year because they enjoy carving pumpkins, dressing up and watching scary movies. Plus, there are no expectations around giving or receiving gifts, so it’s more low-key than Christmas or Valentine’s Day. We simply think of it as a fun, no-pressure holiday to enjoy with family and friends. As I shared on Monday, it is also a holiday that provides

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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