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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Fun and Frugal Family Activities for Spring and Summer | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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Fun and Frugal Spring and Summer Family Activities

Editor’s Note: While I’m enjoying Spring Break with my family, Tanya from Eat Laugh Purr is back to share some fun, warm weather activities your family will love and won’t break the piggy break. Spring is here and those chilly, snow-filled days are slowly becoming distant memories. Our thoughts turn to outdoor fun and basking in the sun’s golden rays. Of course, we can easily spend more than we intended

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Couples Financial Therapy: 4 Keys to a Strong Financial Union | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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Couples Financial Therapy: 4 Keys to a Happy Marriage

Amore is in the air as we approach Valentine’s Day. Couples are busy buying the perfect gift to demonstrate their love to one another. After all, love conquers everything—right? The romantic in me says “yes”. The financial advisor in me sadly says “no”.

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How To Protect Your Blog Against A Brute Force Attack

Shannon is the person who helped me escape the snowy winters of Minnesota for the sandy beaches of California. She will always have a special place in my heart, so I was happy to help bring her dream of The Heavy Purse to life, which included designing and maintaining the website. It’s a pretty stress-free job, but this past Labor Day, I woke up to more than 2,000 emails, and

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Part 3: How To Talk to Teens about Money | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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Part 3: How to Talk to Kids about Money (ages 12-18)

There are some things we can tell our kids once (okay, maybe twice) and they understand it. And then their other topics, like money, where the lessons need to be ongoing. I already shared with you how to talk to kids about money, ages 0-7 and 7-12 and today we’re going to focus on teenagers.

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How To Talk to Kids about Money (ages 7-12) | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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Tips to Talk to Your Kids about Money (age 7-12)

Last week, I shared with you that kids form their money habits and beliefs by age 7. Our window to influence their relationship with money is small, and we need to start talking to our kids about money much earlier than many parents realize. I’ve already shared some tips on how to talk to kids under age 7 and today I’m going to focus on kids in the 7-12 age

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How To Talk to Kids about Money (ages 0-7) | www.TheHeavyPurse.com
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Tips on How To Talk to Your Kids about Money (ages 0-7)

I have long believed that kids start forming their money beliefs and habits as young as age three. Our kids are always observing us and learn by mimicking our behaviors and actions. So why wouldn’t they pick up our money habits and beliefs? You are only fooling yourself if you believe they don’t. This is why I started teaching my girls about money when they were toddlers and free of

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Valentine’s Day Love Box

Valentine’s Day is next week, which means everyone’s on the hunt for the perfect gift that symbolizes their love for the recipient. It can be a bit of a minefield. There is a lot of pressure and expense tied into Valentine’s Day, but it doesn’t need to be that way. I have an easy, heartfelt gift that is worth more than all the gold in Fort Knox, even though it’s

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A Holiday Survival Checklist: 5 Tips to Keep You Sane & Debt-Free this Holiday Season

The holidays have become so stressful that people long for December 26 when the festivities are over or plan to skip them all together. This saddens me. When did the holidays turn everyone into a Grinch? The frantic nature and expense of the holidays probably has something to do with people’s bah-humbug demeanor, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve put together five tips to help put the

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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