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. …

Spring Clean Your Money

It’s time for spring cleaning!  All around my neighborhood, people are mulching flower beds, fertilizing lawns, and cleaning up their yards.  Inside, folks are dusting, washing curtains, and steam cleaning carpets.  These deep cleaning chores we do once or twice a year help to keep our homes and lawns well cared for.  With tax season winding down, this is also …

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 …

Financial Divorce Disasters (Video)

Divorce is an incredibly emotional time for people, which also means it’s a particularly dangerous time for money mistakes! Here are 3 red flags to be on the lookout for: 1.) Using money as a weapon against your soon-to-be ex-spouse. It’s likely this will boomerang back with negative consequences for you! 2.) Giving too much away to keep the peace. …