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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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A Thanksgiving Message
The Heavy Purse

A Thanksgiving Message of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a family-favorite holiday as gratitude and a commitment to sharing are strong family values in the Ryan home. Giving thanks is one of our core beliefs and a practice we demonstrate every day. When I sit down on Thanksgiving, to enjoy a meal surrounded by my loved ones, I feel such gratitude to have all these wonderful people in my life and the chance to break bread with

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Happy Labor Day | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
The Heavy Purse

Happy Labor Day

Once we celebrate Labor Day, it always signals the start of Fall to me. The girls are back in school and the weather begins to cool down. But not too much for us here in Southern California! 🙂 It’s my favorite time of the year, so I’m going to enjoy spending time with my family instead of laboring today. It’s my hope that you’ll be able to enjoy some down-time

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Financially Real | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
The Heavy Purse

A New Look and a New Focus

The Heavy Purse underwent a makeover this weekend to coincide with a new focus. I love it and hope you do too! As I mentioned back in January, I’ve made the decision to broaden my scope beyond raising financially confident kids to help you become Financially Real. Don’t worry — I’m still going to provide plenty of tips on children and money! But I’m also going to help you get

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A Few Changes Coming to The Heavy Purse | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
The Heavy Purse

A Few Changes Coming to The Heavy Purse

Every year when I sit down to plan the upcoming year for The Heavy Purse, I always begin by asking myself the following: has my purpose has changed? And for the past couple of years, the answer has been a resounding “no”. My passion for helping parents raise financially confident children remained high as I knew there was a deep need for this information. However, this year, my answer shifted

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The Heavy Purse

Happy Memorial Day

Today we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. America certainly has its fair share of problems, but there is no place I’d rather call home. I am grateful to those who gave their lives, so that we could continue to enjoy the many freedoms we do today.

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The Heavy Purse

Women’s Power Wednesday

In honor of Women’s History Month, Shannon from Financially Blonde gathered a group of bloggers to recognize and honor some of our favorite female bloggers every Wednesday. This is both an easy and hard task! There are so many wonderful personal finance bloggers (especially when you include all the men) that it was hard to know who to feature. So I did what I would tell anyone else in my

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Children and Money, The Heavy Purse

Unveiling the New Heavy Purse Website

No, you are not at the wrong place! The Heavy Purse has undergone a makeover, and I hope you love it as much as I do. While we are no longer as “pink” as before, this is probably a bit more inviting to the guys. 🙂 Special thanks to Tanya for doing such a great job! I’m really excited about the Get Started page. As you know, financial literacy is

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The Heavy Purse

My Favorite (and Most Popular) Posts from 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 2014 is almost here and it is the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on the past year. The Heavy Purse continues to gain new readers every month and your comments, tweets and likes mean the world to me. I’d like to recognize a few of my friends who have helped make the past year so successful.

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The Heavy Purse

A Personal Letter to the Readers of The Heavy Purse

While I practice gratitude every day, November is always an extra special month to me. Beyond the joy of celebrating and giving thanks with loved ones, it is also the month I gave birth to my daughter, Lauren. Every year on their birthday, I write my daughters a handwritten note, highlighting favorite memories and my personal reflections. These notes mean so much to me, and I hope someday my girls

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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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