I Care About Your Financial Dignity {But Not More Than You Do}

I care about your financial dignity. A lot. I know my purpose is to shine my light into the financial darkness of others. I want to empower as many people as possible to rescue their financial dignity. I know what it feels like to be drowning in money stress and shame. And I don’t want you or anyone else to …

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The Bank of Mom and Dad {PODCAST}

In today’s podcast, we’re talking about The Bank of Mom and Dad – and it’s not what you think! Teaching kids about money is a challenge! How do you help kids learn from their own money mistakes while protecting them from financial disaster? The Bank of Mom and Dad Our special guest today is James Lenhoff, a Certified Financial Planner …

The Day You Decide, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

You’ll Remember the Day You Decide

Will today be the day you decide? I encourage my clients and students to celebrate their “Financial Independence Day.” This is usually triggered by a certain money milestone like paying off their debt or reaching $1 million in retirement assets. And we should definitely be celebrating those financial accomplishments, both large and small! But you know what we should really celebrate? The day …

College scholarships chasing unicorns, dan bisig, christine luken, financial lifeguard

College Scholarships – Chasing Unicorns? {PODCAST}

In today’s competitive environment, is pursuing college scholarships like chasing unicorns? Our special guest today is Dan Bisig, also known as “Dan, Dan the College Man.” Dan Bisig is an Author, College Admissions and Funding Expert, and Founder of College and Beyond, LLC. He is passionate about helping students attend the right college, at the lowest price, pursue the right …

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Are You High Income, Hot Mess?

“If I made more income, I wouldn’t have these financial problems.” Maybe you’ve said or thought this at some point in your life. Maybe you’re saying it right now! 18 years ago, when I was living on the edge of broke, I said it all the time. Unfortunately, I proved myself wrong every time I received a raise. High income …

Top 10 Money Mistakes You Might Be Making

Top 10 Money Mistakes You Might Be Making 1.) Paying Medical Bills with Your Credit Card. Why it’s a mistake: Medicals bills have zero percent interest and providers are typically willing to accept partial payments over time. Once you pay that medical bill with a credit card, you’ll be hit with interest fees. Only do this if you pay your …

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 …