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The Lemonade Stand – a Review

bookreview-giveawayHappy Monday, Frugal Farmer friends!!  I’m so very excited to be a part of this promotion and giveaway.  My dear friend Shannon, who blogs over at The Heavy Purse, has released an awesome new book, geared toward kids to help them become eager to learn to save and manage money properly!  As you can see, The Lemonade Stand has an engaging yellow cover.  However what’s on the inside is even better.   Not only is the book filled with colorful and fun illustrations, it’s filled with valuable and useful information for kids.  As you might guess, the story is about kids who open a Lemonade stand.

Four kids, all with dreams of their own, start a lemonade stand as a way to make those dreams happen.  Their road to success is not without bumps along the way, but the team works through them gracefully and makes it to their goal.  One of my favorite things about the book is that the kids are required to pay mom and dad back for the supplies needed for the “business” when it’s time to count up the profits.  This little addition to the story is, in my opinion, vitally important, as it makes sure kids know the real story about owning and running a business.

If you’re interested in teaching your kids how to earn and manage money responsibly, then The Lemonade Stand is for you. Thanks Shannon, for such an awesome addition to the world of financial literacy for children.

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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  1. I loved this book as well and I loved that the kids had to pay the parents back for the supplies. It is so important to teach responsibility and for kids to understand that you will not always be handed everything and you need to account for the costs of acquiring things if you are going to sell them.

    • Laurie says:

      So true, Shannon! We owe it to our children to teach them those truths about life and not just hand everything to them. Otherwise adulthood will be a real shocker.

    • You and I both intimately familiar with the dangers of giving kids everything they want when their parents come to us upset because they don’t know what to do to help their now adult kids become financially independent. The girls aren’t thrilled about having to give me back some of their profit but it’s also made them better entrepreneurs. They look for deals so they get the best prices on glasses and napkins. And keep track of when days and times seem to be the most profitable. All skills that will serve them well in the future … far better than just being handed everything. 🙂

  2. Thanks Laurie for your wonderful review. I truly appreciate your support. The girls love running their lemonade stand and it’s so cute. Many adults joke not to spend all their money in one place and the girls are so earnest in the response back. They assure everyone that money goes towards their save, spend and share goals. It sure makes this Mom happy.

  3. anna says:

    Great review, Laurie! I loved it, as well, especially about what you wrote with having to pay mom back for the costs – I agree it gives them a more realistic view of what profit really means!

  4. debt debs says:

    Great review of a great book, Laurie! You know as I was reading it I was wondering about the cost of the supplies but Shannon didn’t let me down! 😉

  5. I’ve been seeing this book everywhere! I’m incredibly happy for Shannon, it looks like she’s really killing the marketing side of this. I don’t have any kids, but one day soon hopefully!

  6. I think the work Shannon is doing is so important! There is such a need for parents to talk to their kids about money, but it just doesn’t happen enough.

    Great to be co-hosting with you on this giveaway!

  7. I can’t wait to read this to Baby LRC when he’s old enough to understand it. I’m glad there are bloggers like you and Shannon who share tips on how to raise financially literate kids!

    • Laurie says:

      Andrew, I just have to tell you again how excited I am that you and your wife are taking such a vested interest in raising your kids to know these things. It seems like so many parents these days treat child-rearing like a hobby, and it’s nice to see young parents like you two who understand the value of involved and present parents. Great job. 🙂

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