Happy Wednesday, folks!  My friend Shannon from The Heavy Purse recently wrote a super-cool children’s book titled “The Lemonade Stand.”  And I know I’m totally biased, but I think it’s ahhh-maz-ing.  In fact, it has quickly become one of my children’s favorites.

The Lemonade Stand

The book starts out with a few little boys begging their mom for toys at the store.  But, being small kids and all, they don’t have enough money to buy what they desire.  Shortly after that, the boys meet up with their friends Lauren and Taylor and hatch a plan to raise some funds.  And after purchasing supplies and hosting a lemonade stand on a hot summer day, the kids raise a total of $30.  I love it.

Nothing but sweetness ensues from that point on with the kids each splitting their share of the profit into separate funds for saving, sharing, and spending.  Even better, a few of the kids donate part of their earnings to the local animal shelter.

The bottom line: “The Lemonade Stand” manages to take a fairly common occurrence (a lemonade stand) and turn it into a tale with valuable lessons for parents and kids.  If you’re looking for a book to read your children or give as a gift, I highly recommend it!

Now, on to the giveaway…..

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, CFP®. 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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