money mistakes creative entrepreneurs make

Top 10 Money Mistakes Creative Entrepreneurs Make

Here are the top 10 money mistakes creative entrepreneurs make when starting their own businesses:   Not Getting Your Personal Finances in Order. Why it’s a mistake: If you don’t ensure your personal finances are rock solid, it will directly impact the success of your creative venture. Why? Although we hear financial experts tell us to keep our business and personal …

Self Care is Good for Your Well Being and Your Wallet

  Self Care is Good for your Well Being AND your Wallet. Investing in your physical, mental, and emotional health is good for your well-being now and it’s good for your wallet in the long run!   Our guest on this episode is Dr. Bernadette Anderson. It’s hard not to be inspired by Dr. Bernadette because she approaches life with a …

bank of mom and dad, podcast, james lenhoff, christine luken

The Bank of Mom and Dad {PODCAST}

  In today’s podcast, we’re talking about The Bank of Mom and Dad – and it’s not what you think! Teaching kids about money is a challenge! How do you help kids learn from their own money mistakes while protecting them from financial disaster? Our special guest today is James Lenhoff, a Certified Financial Planner and the author of “Living …

The Day You Decide, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

You’ll Remember the Day You Decide

Will today be the day you decide? I encourage my clients and students to celebrate their “Financial Independence Day,” which is usually triggered by a certain money milestone like paying off their debt or reaching $1 million in retirement assets. And we should definitely be celebrating those financial accomplishments, both large and small! But you know what we should really celebrate? The day …

married but financial roommates, separate money, christine luken, financial lifeguard

Married, But Financial Roommates?

In my financial coaching practice, I’ve noticed a trendy lately. I’m encountering more and more married couples who are financial roommates. This means they’re keeping their finances completely separate. It’s not my imagination either. According to a recent study of the money habits of millennials by Bank of America, 28% of millennial couples say they keep their finances completely separate. …

I was charged with theft by deception

I Was Charged with Theft by Deception

  Don’t worry, it sounds worse than it actually is! “Theft by deception” is the scary legal term for writing bad checks and I didn’t even realize it was on my record until I was applying for an accounting job… at my family’s business! Let me explain… The year was 1999. I was engaged to “Jeff” who had terrible money …

Grow Your Biz with a Quiz

Are you an entrepreneur intent on growing your business and engagement online? Maybe, like me, you’ve noticed how many people love taking quizzes and sharing their results on social media. So, I was intrigued when Interact contacted me to test drive their quiz creation platform.   I love the Interact Quiz platform because it’s simple to use and even has …