College scholarships chasing unicorns, dan bisig, christine luken, financial lifeguard

College Scholarships – Chasing Unicorns? {PODCAST}

In today’s competitive environment, is pursuing college scholarships like chasing unicorns? Our special guest today is Dan Bisig, also known as “Dan, Dan the College Man.” Dan Bisig is an Author, College Admissions and Funding Expert, and Founder of College and Beyond, LLC. He is passionate about helping students attend the right college, at the lowest price, pursue the right …

The Cost of Doing Nothing, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

The Cost of Doing Nothing

Occasionally, I have a potential client tell me they can’t afford the investment to hire me for financial coaching. Keep in mind, these are folks who have $100k+ incomes. But they can’t come up with a few hundred dollars a month to completely revolutionize their financial future? Now maybe it’s an excuse because they don’t think I’m the right money …

real estate investing pitfalls revealed, mark dolfini, the landlord coach

Real Estate Investing Pitfalls Revealed {PODCAST}

  Mark Dolfini, the Landlord Coach and author of the Time Wealthy Investor, advises those who want to own and invest in residential rental property. The right way! Mark learned early on, the hard way, how NOT to run a rental property business. In today’s episode, Mark shares his story and reveals the pitfalls beginning and seasoned real estate investors …

im banning the budget, christine luken, financial lifeguard

I’m Banning the Budget

I’m banning the budget! Yes, you heard me right, I am banning the B-word from my vocabulary. Words are powerful. Words are loaded with meaning. And the word “budget” is loaded with negative connotations. When I ask my clients what comes to mind when I say “budget,” here’s what they say: “Discipline.” “Restriction.” “Deprivation.” “No fun.” It’s a wonder that …

Retirement options for the self employed

Retirement Options for the Self Employed {PODCAST}

401(k), SEP, SIMPLE, IRA… what’s best for me? There are more retirement options for the self employed than you might think! As a self-employed individual, there are many different retirement plan options to choose from. My special guest, Darren Wurz, of Wurz Financial Services, will clarify the differences and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can decide what …

high income hot mess

Are You High Income, Hot Mess?

“If I made more income, I wouldn’t have these financial problems.” Maybe you’ve said or thought this at some point in your life. Maybe you’re saying it right now! 18 years ago, when I was living on the edge of broke, I said it all the time. Unfortunately, I proved myself wrong every time I received a raise. High income …

how to stop feeling like shit

How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t (Book Review)

“Who doesn’t want to stop feeling like sh*t?” That’s what I thought a month ago when I read the email from the PR company asking me if I’d like to preview Andrea Owen’s new book, How to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back from Happiness. When I discovered that one of my author idols, Jen …

More Than Fifty Shades of Gray

More Than Fifty Shades of Gray

  There are more than fifty shades of gray when it comes to money, because each person’s financial situation is unique and complex. Earlier this month I sent out a daily series of emails, entitled “The Top 10 Money Mistakes You Might Be Making,” which I’ve compiled HERE. I received several interesting responses directly from you, my dear readers. A …