The Heavy Purse

Are you raising financially savvy kids?

Being financially savvy goes beyond financial freedom. It is living your ideal life with-out doubt or fear, because you make money decisions that reflect your goals and values with confidence, even when life gets messy and complicated.

Hi, I’m Shannon Ryan. I’m a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) with two decades of experience helping individuals, families and businesses become financially confident. I have learned that even some of the most successful people have a real lack of financial knowledge. But this is not surprising, where do most people learn about money? Our parents, and who taught them?

As parents we want to give our kids the gift of financial literacy, because we know firsthand the cost of learning by trial and mostly error, but we felt ill-equipped to be the teacher. To me this is mandatory life curriculum, thank you for allowing me to join you on this journey.

Meet Shannon

“Most people talking about money today in the media have never sat across from a real person and helped them make good decisions with their money in the midst of their busy, chaotic life. I do, every day. My goal is to empower people make informed confident decisions about their money, even when life is messy and emotional.”
– Shannon Ryan, CFP®


Too many parents delay these important conversations with their children because they don't know where to begin, lack the appropriate curriculum and time to even think about it. I have developed several resource: bedtime children's books, work sheets to help with the conversations, blogs, videos and a coaching course. All accessible at your fingertips and in the comfort of your home.   READ MORE >

Shannon is a veteran of the financial services industry and a highly in-demand public speaker for Corporate events and as a financial expert for Print, Web, TV and Radio. Known for her engaging style, Shannon delivers immense value to your readers, viewers or listeners by making finance personable, understandable and entertaining.   READ MORE >