Money & Communication in Relationships {PODCAST}

Does talking about money cause distress in your relationship? Communication and relationship coach, Erica Holston of Vine Life Coaching, is our special guest on this episode. She’ll be giving us tips to better talk to our significant others about money without fighting! Communication in Relationships Make Time by Slowing Down – We can get so busy with our lives with our careers, …

Expensive Divorce Mistakes to Avoid, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

Expensive Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Expensive Divorce Mistakes to Avoid Our hearts can hijack our common sense when it comes to personal finances. If you’re currently in the midst of a separation or divorce, you’re at an increased risk for making emotional money mistakes. Even splitting from a long term partner is extremely stressful, especially when you’re living together and financially entangled. I’ll talk about …

couples and money, opposites attract, christine luken, financial lifeguard

Couples and Money: When Opposites Attract

Couples and Money: When Opposites Attract In love and money, we have a tendency to be attracted to someone who is our polar opposite. While this can be exciting, it also has the potential to be stressful. When your significant other wants to handle the joint finances differently, that’s when the money fights start! Is there a way to compromise …

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. …

Can a Book Save Your Marriage?

Can a book save your marriage?  Maybe…  I was so blessed and humbled to receive the following review from one of the early readers of my book, Money is Emotional: Prevent Your Heart from Hijacking your Wallet. “Money is Emotional changed the financial temperature in my home. I began to give up hope on the idea of having a financial …

The “Money is Emotional” Song

A few days ago, I was babysitting my niece, Ayla, and nephew, Reid.  Ayla is a bit of a diva, so I asked her if she’d like to help me make a promo video for my book, “Money is Emotional: Prevent Your Heart from Hijacking Your Wallet.”  I thought she’d be happy with sitting on my lap and saying something …

Relationship With Money, Financial Lifeguard, Christine Luken

Improve Your Relationship with Money

How do you improve your relationship with money? You may not have thought about it this way before, but we all have a relationship with our money. Whether it is a positive or negative one doesn’t depend on how much cash we have, but rather how we treat our money. Think of your relationships in your life right now with …