A Budget is NOT Like a Crash Diet (Video)

  Many people view budgeting like a crash diet of salad and water. In reality, it’s more like a healthy eating plan with room for portion controlled fun!  When you budget, you’re essentially deciding in advance how you are going to spend your money.  If you hate the word “budget” call it your Spending Plan.     You should make sure …

Reason You're Not Rich, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

The Number 1 Reason You’re Not Rich (Podcast)

Today’s episode is “The Number 1 Reason You’re Not Rich.”  Now I know what some of you are thinking.  “Being rich would be nice, but I’m just trying to get financially healthy.”  Stay tuned because what you will hear today, if you apply it, will improve your financial condition whatever it may currently be. As I’ve discussed in previous podcasts …

Giving is Good for You

Giving is good for you, which is why we shouldn’t just reserve it for the holidays. With Thanksgiving just behind us and Christmas on the horizon, many of us having charitable giving on our minds. We’re writing out our holiday gift lists, shopping for others, sponsoring kids for Christmas, and making year end donations. But did you know that giving is …