Financial Success

Achieving Financial Success

What is Financial Success?   Are you financially successful? In this video I share my perspective on financial success after 25 years of helping people with their money.    

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Financial Literacy

What is Financial Literacy?

  Financial Literacy is a critical LIFE SKILL.  What is financial literacy and why is it so important?      

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Resources
Financial Literacy, The Heavy Purse

Welcome Back!

Welcome!!   After being silent for almost two years, I am returning to The Heavy Purse.   Please watch the video to see what I have been up to.  Shannon  

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I Resolve to Break the Money Taboo Cycle in My Home | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Financial Literacy

Resolve to Break the Money Taboo Cycle in Your Home

It continues to sadden me to see how money remains a taboo topic in many homes. Even worse, so few people realize the high price of keeping money secrets. January is the month most people set goals, which frequently have some sort of financial component to them, whether it’s getting out of debt or saving money for the things you want. Those are excellent goals and give you a chance

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A Message of Gratitude | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
Financial Literacy

A Message of Gratitude This Thanksgiving

I’ve always been a firm believer in gratitude and recognizing one’s blessings every day. Some days it appears as though none exist and those are the days you need to look the hardest and give extra thanks. Thus, Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, although we practice gratitude in our home every day.

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Book Review
Financial Literacy

Book Review: Train Your Way to Financial Fitness

My good friend, Shannon from Financially Blonde, just released her new book, Train Your Way to Financial Fitness, and I was fortunate to receive an advanced copy to review. Beyond sharing the same name, we have much in common. We’re both blonde financial advisors with young children who want our clients (and basically the world) to be financially fit. No more embarrassing money love handles that hold us back, but

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Financial Literacy

Build a Healthy Relationship with Your Wants

From young children shouting “I want” to grown-up “I wants”, wanting has a bad reputation. But has it earned that reputation? It’s true that buying everything we want mindlessly can get us into trouble, but wanting itself is not actually bad. It’s human nature. Nevertheless, people still feel bad when they want something — practical or frivolous, although the differentiation between the two may vary from person to person. Do

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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival: What I Learned

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a busy and exciting week as we just held the 2nd Annual Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival on Wednesday. This year, I gathered a group of bloggers to share their Money A-Ha’s with you. A special thank you to all the participants for sharing your knowledge and your support for financial literacy.

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Financial Literacy

2014 Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival: Money A-has

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival. These year I am joined by some amazing bloggers who are going to share their Money A-has to help you on your journey to financial literacy. It’s my hope that their stories will inspire you to tackle your debt, talk to your kids about money, set authentic goals and most importantly—believe you deserve and can achieve financial freedom.

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Financial Literacy

Get Disciplined: Take Control of Your Finances

Last Monday, I shared with you the first step towards getting financially literate is setting authentic goals. Today, we’re going to focus on getting disciplined and putting you back in control of your finances. Too often we relinquish our decision-making power to others or to our emotions. Sometimes this happens without us even realizing it.

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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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