You are a Badass, Jen Sincero!

Last week, my friends Nanette Polito, Beverly Richards, and I piled into the car for a 3-hour road trip to Toledo to meet the author of You are a Badass, Jen Sincero. All three of us are raving Jen Sincero fans and have read or listened to both of her Badass books 20+ times between us. Yes, we are nerdy …

Smart Financial Risk, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

Smart Financial Risk Taking

Smart financial risk taking is woven into the fabric of the entrepreneurial life.  If you’re a risk-adverse small business owner, it’s likely you’ll have ulcers and empty pockets before too long.  When it comes to managing your money within your business, where is the fine line between smart financial risk taking and recklessness? Being too scared to invest money in your business is …

Trying to Look Rich, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

Trying To Look Rich Versus Being Rich

There’s a huge difference in trying to look rich versus being rich. The term “rich” is subjective and we can argue over exactly what that means. I really love the definition of rich that Jen Sincero gives in her book, You are a Badass at Making Money. “RICH = Able to afford all of the things and experiences required to …

4 Money Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

4 Money Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

I’m quite sure that I can come up with more than four money mistakes entrepreneurs make in their businesses! What percentage of small business fail? 50% of small businesses will not survive 5 years and 70% will not make it to their tenth year in business.  How can you beat the odds and ensure that you business not only survives, …

wife to stop spending money, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

How Do I Get My Wife to Stop Spending Money?

You open your monthly credit card statement and almost faint when you see the total. Oh. My. God. How do I get my wife to stop spending money? There must be some mistake, right? As your shock subsides, anger rushes into take its place. “Honey! Get in here!” you bellow. The dreaded monthly credit card fight is about to begin. …

Raising Money Smart Kids, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

Raising Money Smart Kids (BusinessWise Podcast)

Are you raising money smart kids?  In this 3-minute segment from my interview with Crystal Faulkner of the BusinessWise Radio show , I discuss the most important thing you can do to raise kids who grow up into financially savvy adults. You don’t have to use a formal money curriculum to introduce your children to money management. Often the most profound lessons we can …