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Blog RoundUp: Week of July 14, 2014

Blog RoundUP: Week of July 14, 2014

This week I launched my new children’s book, The Lemonade Stand, and it’s been a very busy but fulfilling week. These books are an easy and fun way for parents to start money conversations with their kids. It’s been a real thrill (and ego booster!) to read your wonderful reviews and most importantly — to hear how people are breaking the money taboo cycle and teaching their kids about money.

Money Matters with Dino

Money Matters with DinoI had the great pleasure of sitting down with Dino from Money Matters with Dino to talk about my favorite topic — kids and money. While kids and money go together like peanut butter and jelly in my mind, I know it’s not an automatic combination for most parents and that’s a mindset I want to change. We had a fantastic conversation, although his daughter might not be my biggest fan (listen in and you’ll find out why). Tune in to Money Matters With Dino this Sunday, July 20 at 7AM Pacific on the Patriot KEIB AM 1150 to hear Dino and I discuss how to raise financially responsible kids. And don’t worry if you can’t listen live or don’t live in the LA area as there will be recording posted later.

A Few Good Reads

Here are my favorite posts from the past week. Enjoy!

Glen from How to Save Money had a great guest post on the Lessons My Parents Didn’t Teach Me about Money at Eyes on the Dollar. His parents taught him many important things, but there were a few money lessons they missed, such as budgeting and being entrepreneurial, that he plans to teach his young son.

Michelle from Fit Is the New Poor shared Teach Your Children Young: 10 Money Saving Skills. This includes some important life skills, like properly doing laundry, meal planning and basic home repairs. All great skillets that help you keep more of your hard-earned money to use on things that really matter to you.

Grayson from Debt RoundUp had an excellent post on It’s All in Your Head: Your Scarcity Mindset is Keeping You Poor. I run into the scarcity mindset quite a bit and how you look at things definitely affects your reality. Grayson has some great tips to help you move to an abundant mindset.

This may be a little self-serving, but I have to share the The Lemonade Stand review from Shannon at Financially Blonde. Well, more specifically her 8-year-old son’s handwritten review. Will loved the book, even though he was a bit disappointed the boys were bad savers since his Mom taught him to be such a good saver! 🙂

And finally, my good friend, Hayley from Disease Called Debt is doing a great job eliminating her debt and has written an e-book to help other people who are ready to say good-bye to their debt. For a limited time (July 16-20) you can download Achieving Debt Freedom for free! I’ve downloaded my copy and can’t wait to start reading it.

And don’t forget about …

The Lemonade Stand – iPad Mini Giveaway

July 14-31, 2014

Sponsored by The Heavy Purse

Co-hosted by Are Ya Gonna Eat That, Broke Millennial, Budget and The Beach, Budget Blonde, Budgeting for More, Busy Mom Budgets, Cash Cow Couple, Cents and Sensibility, Club Thrifty, Color Me Frugal, Debt Debs, Debt Roundup, Disease Called Debt, Eat Laugh Purr, Enemy of Debt, Eyes on the Dollar, Femme Frugality, Financially Blonde, Frugal Rules, Living Richly Cheaply, Luke 1428, Making Sense of Cents, Money Saving Dude, Monster Piggy Bank, Not Now Mom’s Busy, Reach Financial Independence, Shoeaholic No More, Stacking Benjamins, Tackling Our Debt, The Broke and Beautiful Life, The Finance Girl, The Frugal Farmer, The Random Path, Thrifty Dad, VeegMama, and Young Adult Money.

We’re Giving Away an iPad Mini to One Lucky Reader!

Help celebrate the release of The Lemonade Stand and join me in my mission to increase financial literacy in both children and adults. Receive a $3 discount (coupons code TOUR3114) on The Lemonade Stand. As a special bonus, anyone who purchases The Lemonade Stand can also buy The Heavy Purse for $10 with the coupon code HPSALE. These discounts are only valid at The Heavy Purse Shop.

The giveaway runs from July 14-31, 2014 and is open worldwide.*

* A winner located outside of the United States will receive a cash equivalent prize via PayPal.

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Good luck and happy reading!

July 18, 2014  •  14 Comments  •  Weekly Roundup

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  1. Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Hi Shannon thanks for the shout out about my eBook, much appreciated! I'm looking forward to checking out your podcast! Have a great weekend. :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, July 21st, 2014
      Thanks, Hayley! I can't wait to dive into your book. :)
  2. Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Great job on the radio interview, and again, congrats on the book!!! Have an awesome weekend, Shannon. :-)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, July 21st, 2014
      Thanks, Laurie! I appreciate your support!
  3. Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Congrats on the hugely successful launch of your book Shannon! Well deserved!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, July 21st, 2014
      Thank you, Tonya! It's been an exciting weeks and I appreciate your support with my book launch!
  4. Friday, July 18th, 2014
    I am SO excited to get to help support your new book, and I am so glad that you enjoyed Will's review as well. :-)
  5. Friday, July 18th, 2014
    Thanks for the shout out Shannon (that was a tongue twister)! I hope your book launch is going well and thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.
  6. Saturday, July 19th, 2014
    Congrats on the launch Shannon! Thanks for letting me be part of it :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, July 21st, 2014
      Thank YOU Stefanie for your support. I really appreciate it!
  7. Sunday, July 20th, 2014
    Congrats again on your book launch Shannon! Have a great weekend : )
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, July 21st, 2014
      Thanks, Liz! I appreciate your support!
  8. Thursday, July 31st, 2014
    Some how I missed this - but thanks for mentioning my post over on Kim's site, glad you enjoyed it :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Thursday, July 31st, 2014
      You're welcome, Glen! :)
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