Children and Money, The Heavy Purse

Unveiling the New Heavy Purse Website

No, you are not at the wrong place! The Heavy Purse has undergone a makeover, and I hope you love it as much as I do. While we are no longer as “pink” as before, this is probably a bit more inviting to the guys. 🙂 Special thanks to Tanya for doing such a great job! I’m really excited about the Get Started page. As you know, financial literacy is

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My Favorite (and Most Popular) Posts from 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! 2014 is almost here and it is the perfect time to take a moment and reflect on the past year. The Heavy Purse continues to gain new readers every month and your comments, tweets and likes mean the world to me. I’d like to recognize a few of my friends who have helped make the past year so successful.

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A Personal Letter to the Readers of The Heavy Purse

While I practice gratitude every day, November is always an extra special month to me. Beyond the joy of celebrating and giving thanks with loved ones, it is also the month I gave birth to my daughter, Lauren. Every year on their birthday, I write my daughters a handwritten note, highlighting favorite memories and my personal reflections. These notes mean so much to me, and I hope someday my girls

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Achieving the Family Save Goal – When in Rome

We just returned from our Disney Cruise and had an amazing time. As I’ve mentioned previously, we set annual family save goals, typically a family vacation since we love to travel. I’ll share a few more details about the trip and how to set up your own family goal on Friday’s post.

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Meet Shannon Ryan: Financial Literacy Advocate

Several of my fellow bloggers have recently shared a more intimate look at the person behind the blog, and I enjoyed getting to know them better. Since imitation is often the best compliment, I decided to do something similar. I am very pleased to introduce you to me—Shannon Ryan: Financial Literacy Advocate.

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My Interview at Tackling Our Debt

I recently chatted with my good friend, Sicorra from Tackling Our Debt about children and money. In my interview, I share my thoughts on why parents need to be good financial role models and how to talk to your kids about money. You can read the full interview here.

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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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Setting Save, Spend and Share Goals with Your Children

Goal-setting doesn’t always sound very fun, but it can be! For my daughters, I turned goal-setting into a game where their magical coins create joy for themselves and others. Now they love playing save, spend and share and view money in a positive manner. Let me walk you through the process of setting individual goals.

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Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
  • 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