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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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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How To Make Value-Based Decisions in a Judgmental World | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Emotional Competence

How To Make Value-Based Decisions in a Judgmental World

My father was a great financial role model to me and my sisters and taught us so much about owning our financial power. One of his best lessons was to make value-based decisions, rather than emotional ones. Now imagine trying to impart this lesson on a teenage girl who is 90% emotional. He had his work cut out for him! Thankfully, he persevered, and it remains a lesson that I

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Emotional Competence

5 Causes of the Money Blues and How to Eliminate Them

Today I have a very healthy relationship with money, but like most people, it didn’t start that way. When I was a child, there were times where I silently worried about money or didn’t allow myself to buy things I wanted and could afford. Money felt more burdensome than joyful. Thankfully, my father helped me shift my perspective and discover the joy in using money in alignment with my values

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Emotional Competence

Finding Your Money Happiness at the Empowering Mothers Benefits Brunch

Last Saturday, I had the great honor of joining my friends, Christine Havey Smith and Stephanie Dreyer at the Empowering Mothers Benefits Brunch. It was a wonderful event where we celebrated motherhood with a healthy dose of knowledge, laughter and inspiration. I had the privilege of helping these Moms find their money happiness.

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Emotional Competence

Fear or Joy: How Do You View Money?

When my father told me money was emotional, I was initially surprised because I had never really thought about it in that manner until then. But it made sense. My emotions definitely influenced how I used and handled money, even though I was only thirteen years old. The memories of lean times and unspoken money fears still lingered years later. My father told me money was a gift and should

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Credit Card Debt, Emotional Competence, Financial Literacy

How to Handle The “I Want’s”

A young child having a tantrum because their parents refused to cave to their “I wants” isn’t an unusual sight. But what about adults? Do we magically stop “wanting” once we become adults? I don’t think so. While we may have outgrown tantrums, we don’t always handle our grown-up “wants” much better than we did as kids.

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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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