I was charged with theft by deception

I Was Charged with Theft by Deception

  Don’t worry, it sounds worse than it actually is! “Theft by deception” is the scary legal term for writing bad checks. I didn’t even realize it was on my record until I applied for an accounting job… at my family’s business! Let me explain… The year was 1999. I was engaged to “Jeff” who had terrible money habits. Unfortunately, drama …

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 …

The Cost of Doing Nothing, Christine Luken, Financial Lifeguard

The Cost of Doing Nothing

Occasionally, I have a potential client tell me they can’t afford the investment to hire me for financial coaching. Keep in mind, these are folks who have $100k+ incomes. But they can’t come up with a few hundred dollars a month to completely revolutionize their financial future? Now maybe it’s an excuse because they don’t think I’m the right money …

high income hot mess

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 …

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Screw Keeping Up with the Joneses

Yes, that’s right, I said it: “Screw keeping up with the Joneses.” (Much less the Kardashians!) If you were to ask me why the majority of my clients come to me stressed out about their money, it’s because of mindless spending. They may not think that they’re keeping up with the Joneses, but the truth is that we’re all influenced …

Top 10 Money Mistakes

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 …

sustainable financial success, chris salem

Sustainable Financial Success (Podcast)

Sustainable financial success is only possible when you master your money mindset!   In this guest appearance on Chris Salem’s radio show Sustainable Success, we discussed the importance of Mindful Money Management for Sustainable Success in your life and your business. Listen to the replay HERE. Episode Description: We already know what it takes to become financially healthy: spend less than we …

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 …