Holidays Ruin Your Budget, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Budget (Podcast)

Today’s episode is “Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Budget!” Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner…. With extra expenses for entertaining, decorating, and gift giving, sometimes the holidays aren’t so happy for our budgets! In this episode, I’ll give you tips for setting your holiday gift giving budget, and talk about ways to minimize your holiday decorating and …

okay to splurge, christine luken, financial lifeguard

When Is It Okay to Splurge? (Podcast)

  Today’s episode answers the question: “When Is It Okay to Splurge?” Sometimes we get so entrenched in the mindset of paying down debt and saving money that we struggle with figuring out when it’s okay to loosen up a little and ENJOY some of our money. There is definitely a right way and wrong way to splurge. When Is …

The Battle for Your Money Begins in the Mind (Podcast)

Today’s episode is “The Battle for Your Money Begins in the Mind.” We’re going to explore how the way you think about money influences your financial behavior and your ultimate success with money. I’ll share some surprising facts about how your brain processes information, including how to identify destructive thoughts and replace them with productive ones. Check Out Finance Podcasts …

Money is Emotional (Podcast)

In today’s episode, “Money is Emotional,” I’m going to tell you the story of my clients – Doug & Joanne Smith – and their emotional journey from anxiety and embarrassment to confidence and hope. Money is certainly emotional and I have to address that when I’m working with my coaching clients. My goal is to help people work through those …

Are You Possessed by Your Possessions? (Podcast)

In today’s episode, “Are You Possessed by Your Possessions?” we’ll explore the following questions: Am I surrounded by things that bring me joy? Or am I buried in a mess of clutter that stresses me out? When is enough “enough”? Many people are living in cluttered homes, have garages they can’t even park a car in, and rent storage spaces …

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Get Financially Naked (Podcast)

Today’s podcast is Get Financially Naked… BEFORE you get married. I’ll discuss why it’s important to bare your financial details to your significant other, warts and all, before you walk down the aisle. • I’m amazed at how many couples have no qualms about getting physically naked with each other before getting married, but keep their financial details tightly under …

Teachable Money Moments for Kids (Podcast)

In this episode, I’ll discuss how you can use everyday situations to teach your children about responsible money management in age appropriate ways.  You can educate your kids about budgeting, prices, and sales tax at the grocery store.  You can explain mortgages, interest rates, student loans and credit cards to your teenagers. Paying your children commissions for doing their chores …