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Crazy Tax Deductions #Infographic

TGIF, my friends. We made it through another week and month. It’s hard to believe it’s almost March, which also means we’re closing in on April 15th. We’ve been doing a deep dive on taxes this month, and I thought it would be fun to share a more lighthearted tax post today. Everyone loves a good tax deduction, but unfortunately, the IRS doesn’t always agree with our reasoning.

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Allowance: Who Lives Better? You or Your Kids?
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Allowance: Who Lives Better? You or Your Kids?

Allowances are always a hot topic among parents. Some parents are for them while others are not. I am all for children earning money but I’m not a fan of allowances that function as essentially entitlement programs. When people ask me what my thoughts are on allowance, my initial response is always, “What are you paying them for?”

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10 Fun Facts about Money
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10 Fun Money Facts #Infographic

I love fun fact money infographics. Even though, I work with money every day, these bits of trivia are often new information to me as well. We all use money but we know so little about it. It’s fascinating how currency has developed and changed throughout the years.

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Money history #infographic
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History of US Currency #Infographic

Money is something we all use every day, but we often don’t think about its history or where its been. Of course, we might not necessarily want to know where our money has been either. šŸ™‚ With the 4th of July just around the corner (how is that even possible?), I decided to keep things low-key this week with a look back at how our currency has evolved throughout the

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The Money Secrets Parents Keep from Their Kids

I found this infographic about the money secrets parents keep from their kids. You’ll see that 77% of parents don’t tell their kids the truth about money matters. Ouch. Money has long been taboo in our homes, which is bad enough, but please don’t magnify the problem by outright lying.

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Steps to Your Perfect Summer Vacation

May is almost over and many of us are looking forward to our summer vacations. We don’t have a big trip planned this year, but our summer is still jam-packed with activities for the girls, short trips and plenty of beach time. Beyond fun and relaxation, vacations provide plenty of teachable money moments too.

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The Money Taboo Cycle: How to Break It #Infographic

I talk frequently about money being taboo in most homes here at The Heavy Purse for a reason: Every day I talk to parents who are doing so many things right to help their kids succeed but don’t talk to them about money. In fact, when I mention it to them, most often they seemed surprised. Most of us grew up in homes where money wasn’t discussed, so it’s not

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Financial Infidelity: Marriage and Money {Infographic}

I found this interesting infographic from Credit Donkey regarding money and the affect it has on marriage. Now that we’ve taken off our love-tinted glasses from Valentine’s Day, I figured it was a great time to share it.

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Bad Spending Habits and How to Fix Them {Infographic}

I’ve been at a conference most of this week, so I didn’t get a chance to visit all the blogs I normally do. But I have seen a ton of interesting posts pop up in my reader, so I’m looking forward to getting caught up with everyone and seeing what’s on your minds. šŸ™‚

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4 New Year’s Budget Resolutions {Infographic}

Happy New Year, everyone! The hustle and bustle of another holiday season has come to an end, and I need a vacation! Between Christmas and New Years (and Taylor’s birthday too!), it’s a busy time of year. So it’s a relief to welcome 2014 and I can’t wait to see what the year brings.

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFPĀ®
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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.ā€ - Shannon Ryan