Raising Money Smart Kids, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

Raising Money Smart Kids (BusinessWise Podcast)

Are you raising money smart kids?  In this 3-minute segment from my interview with Crystal Faulkner of the BusinessWise Radio show , I discuss the most important thing you can do to raise kids who grow up into financially savvy adults. You don’t have to use a formal money curriculum to introduce your children to money management. Often the most profound lessons we can …

Respect Your Money (Video)

If you want to have MORE money, you need to respect the money you already have!  Are you respecting your money? Here are some signs that you’re disrespecting your money: Your cash is wadded up and disorganized. You have loose change accumulating in your car and in various places around your house.  You rarely, if ever, cash it in. You …

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 …

talking money with your honey

Talking Money with Your Honey (Video)

Talking money with your honey can be stressful.  Most people are more embarrassed about getting financially naked with their partner than physically naked!  Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with your Honey by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar. (Available from Amazon) It is packed with tips and scripts for making money …

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. …

Different is Not Wrong (Video)

Do you disagree with your spouse about money? Many times these issues are gray areas, with no clear right or wrong answers.  Most of us want to get our way and we usually think that our way is best! But just because your spouse thinks differently than you doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is wrong.  If you find …

Friends and Money

Whether you know it or not, your friends influence you both personally and financially. Are your friends’ money habits helping or hurting you? When I was in a financial mess years ago, most of the people I hung out with were in the same boat: bouncing checks, visiting payday lenders, etc. It’s been said that I could guess your net …

Money Is Not Evil (Video)

Ever heard the phrase, “Money is the root of all evil?” The truth is that money – just like a pen or other object – is neither good nor evil. Money is simply an extension of the person using it. Money is a tool. If you respect it and use it properly, you’ll have positive results. If you disrespect it …

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 …