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July 2014



Book Review: The Lemonade Stand and an I-pad Mini GIVEAWAY!!

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I was so honored when Shannon Ryan, from The Heavy Purse, first asked me to be a part of her special event celebrating her newest book, The Lemonade Stand!

In case you’re not aware, Shannon is a certified financial planner and has been helping people and businesses with their finances for over 20 years. During that time, she discovered that the root of many people’s money problems are from the way money was handled by their parents. Money attitudes are formed early in life, many before kids even set foot in school! As a result, Shannon has been teaching her two beautiful daughters about money since they were very young. She has also written several books to help parents and kids learn about money together and to encourage financial literacy.

Whenย The Lemonade Stand arrived at my house, with it’s bright yellow cover, I couldn’t wait to read it! Shannon even signed it ๐Ÿ™‚

The Lemonade Stand is about Shannon’s two daughters, Lauren and Taylor, and their two friends. The four team up and run a lemonade stand to earn money for new toys, only to discover that their money is better off being put toward their “save, spend, and share” goals instead.

My favorite part of the book is that it not only teaches the important concept of saving, but it also teaches kids about giving and that how they use their money is up to them. This kind of attitude can help empower kids and make them feel in control, as well as showing them the true value of money. Money means a lot more when you have to work for it versus mom and dad just giving you the money for the toy that you want RIGHT NOW!

Great job Shannon!

As part of her book launch, Shannon has teamed up with several sponsors to give an I-pad Mini to one lucky reader!

Note: Using this link, you can purchase The Lemonade Stand in print. If you use the code TOUR3114 you can save $3!

The Lemonade Stand – iPad Mini Giveaway

July 14-31, 2014

Sponsored by The Heavy Purse
Join Lauren and Taylor in their continuing money adventures in The Lemonade Stand by Shannon Ryan, CFPยฎ. Shannon is a Mom on a mission to help busy parents teach their children simple, value-based principles that guide their money decisions and support their long-term financial well-being.

“Everyone handles money. Unfortunately, not everyone does it with confidence. Money has long been a taboo topic in many homes, which makes it even harder for parents to know where to start or what to teach. So I created a series of children books to help parents ease into these important conversations. Financial literacy is one of the most loving gifts you can give your children, and I encourage everyone to make money conversations a priority in your home.”

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

Help us celebrate the release of The Lemonade Stand and join Shannon in her mission to increase financial literacy in both children and adults.

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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Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.


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