The Heavy Purse

Happy Holidays 2012

Happy Holidays from The Heavy Purse team! It’s been a privilege to help you start money conversations with your children, and we look forward to helping you continue to raise Money Smart Kids in 2013.

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Children and Money

A Parent’s Gift

Twas the weekend before Christmas and people were racing from store-to-store searching for the perfect present. A new doll? A remote control truck? Perhaps a new gizmo of some sort? May I suggest a less tangible, but more valuable present to give to your kids?

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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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Weekly Roundup

A Few Good Posts: A Weekly Roundup

Earlier, this week I participated in a blog carnival where we shared some of our favorite Christmas memories. It certainly put me in the holiday spirit, and since this is the Season to Share, here are a few posts from some of my favorite bloggers and websites.

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My Favorite Childhood Christmas Traditions

I recently read an article about a large number of adults who wished they could skip the holiday season for two primary reasons: stress and financial strain. When did the holidays—a time of joy, gratitude, family, and cheer—become so stressful? We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays that we forget to slow down and actually celebrate our Christmas traditions.

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  • Meet Shannon

    "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