The Lemonade Stand: A Review

bookreview-giveawayHello everyone! First of all, thank you so much for all the warm and well wishes on our upcoming arrival! It has been overwhelming reading about his weekly progress, scouting out different infant care places, and figuring out the do’s and don’ts while being pregnant, but it’s also been very exciting!

One of the important topics that comes up is preparing ourselves financially for our little one. We not only want to be wise with our finances to make room for him, but we also want him to learn to be financially savvy (well, after learning how to hold his head up and all that stuff. ;)). So when my dear friend, Shannon Ryan from The Heavy Purse, came out with her new children’s book, “The Lemonade Stand”, I was all ears and couldn’t wait to get my grubby paws on it!

“The Lemonade Stand” is about two boys with the case of the wants, but with no real strategy on how to obtain these wants. I’m not going to lie, at first, I thought, “Gasp, where are Lauren and Taylor?!” But alas, our favorite heroines arrive later in the story, and they teach their friends the important value of earning your own money, as well as the concept of “Save, Spend, and Share”! The book is full of beautiful illustrations, and it teaches kids some fundamental and key concepts as they go on their path towards financial literacy. I personally loved how they also learned what a profit means, since the book also took into account having to repay business costs.

I highly recommend it, and know it will be on frequent rotation for our little one. Plus, if you would like your own copy, be sure to use coupon code (TOUR3114) for $3 off the book!  I have learned so much from Shannon in just this past year, and I love her mission in life to teach kids and adults alike the value of financial literacy.  To make Shannon’s book launch even more exciting, please see the details below for an iPad Mini 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.*

Ready to read The Lemonade Stand in style? Then Sign-Up for the iPad Mini Giveaway today!
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.

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

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10 thoughts on “The Lemonade Stand: A Review

    • Aww, sorry I’ve been so MIA – hoping after summer it will simmer down a bit without so many guests visiting. I hope you had a blast at v-ball ‘camp’!!

  1. Thanks for your wonderful review and kind words, Anna! I sure hope your little guy loves the story, you know, once he is actually here. 🙂 And I will have to read the girls this review because they will LOVE being the heroines. 🙂 And they did come to Ryan and Christopher’s rescue too! Thanks again for your support. It really means a lot to me! And I echo Tonya – I miss reading your posts too but know you have your hands full with a new job and baby on the way. 🙂

    • It was my pleasure, Shannon, and I’m so excited I got an opportunity to review your book!! You really are an inspiration, and there are no words to express how thankful I am. I’ll definitely try to post sooner than later again!!

  2. I know you’ve been busy, but it’s so glad to hear from you again! Hope you, the hubby, and baby are doing well! 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Laurie! I admit every week does go by so slowly, but only because I’m so eager to meet the little one. In the meantime, I’ll do all I can to learn from wise parents such as yourself!!

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