Building gratitude, Children and Money, Money Happiness

The Thankful Jar

      Instilling gratitude in kids and teens is hard.  The Thankful Jar is a simple exercise for the month of November to help kids to start thinking about what they are truly thankful for.  Studies show that kids and adults have a higher satisfaction with their financial lives when they practice being thankful for what they have.

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Children and Money, Financial Literacy, Financial Success, Goal-Setting, Tips

How to Raise Financially Confident Kids

How do we help our kids find financial happiness? Through helping them understand good money habits and identifying money emotions.  This Vlog shows you how to do this in two easy steps.

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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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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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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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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
  • Meet Shannon

    "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