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Christine Luken

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Debt, Frugality/Saving
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Cincinnati, Kentucky , United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Financial Coach
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Can mindful spending really curb retail therapy' It happens to the best of us. We’re at the outlet mall with our mom, sister, or best friend, and the deals are amazing! Next thing we know, our cars are packed with bags and our wallets are nearly empty. For those of us who enjoy the sport […] The post Mindful Spending Curbs Retail Therapy appeared first on Christine Luken. ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 3:40 PM
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 four divorce money mistakes and give you practical tips to diffuse ...
Posted: Oct 29 2017 @ 3:34 PM
  Bouncing back from financial rock bottom isn’t easy and I know it from personal experience! In this podcast episode of Your Money, Your Wealth with Joe Anderson, CFP and Big Al Clopine, CPA, I tell others how they can rescue themselves from financial rock bottom! (My portion of the show starts at the 11 minute mark.)   CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! How to Rescue Yourself From Hitting Financial Rock Bottom Show Transcript: Alan Clopine: (laughs) Well let’s ...
Posted: Oct 21 2017 @ 5:05 PM
How many savings accounts should I have? It’s a question I get asked quite frequently. Some money gurus advocate for just one account and others say you should an account for each and every savings goal. I fall somewhere in the middle of these extremes. Here’s my short answer: you should have at least 2, and if you’re self-employed you should have at least 3. How Many Savings Accounts Should I ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 9:44 AM
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 so that both people in the relationship feel like their financial ...
Posted: Oct 07 2017 @ 4:40 PM
Last week, my friends Nanette Polito, Beverly Richards, and I piled into the car for a 3-hour road trip to Toledo to meet the author of You are a Badass, Jen Sincero. All three of us are raving Jen Sincero fans and have read or listened to both of her Badass books 20+ times between us. Yes, we are nerdy fan girls! When we hit the road, heading out of Cincinnati, ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 7:44 AM
Smart financial risk taking is woven into the fabric of the entrepreneurial life.  If you’re a risk-adverse small business owner, it’s likely you’ll have ulcers and empty pockets before too long.  When it comes to managing your money within your business, where is the fine line between smart financial risk taking and recklessness? Being too scared to invest money in your business is just as detrimental as taking out a bank loan with ...
Posted: Sep 30 2017 @ 5:26 PM
There’s a huge difference in trying to look rich versus being rich. The term “rich” is subjective and we can argue over exactly what that means. I really love the definition of rich that Jen Sincero gives in her book, You are a Badass at Making Money. “RICH = Able to afford all of the things and experiences required to fully experience your most authentic life.” Our current culture is obsessed with ...
Posted: Sep 02 2017 @ 4:36 PM
I’m quite sure that I can come up with more than four money mistakes entrepreneurs make in their businesses! What percentage of small business fail? 50% of small businesses will not survive 5 years and 70% will not make it to their tenth year in business.  How can you beat the odds and ensure that you business not only survives, but thrives? Avoid the 4 biggest money mistakes that entrepreneurs ...
Posted: Aug 19 2017 @ 9:47 AM
Yes, I met Mel Robbins using the 5 Second Rule! If you’ve never heard about Mel Robbins, it’s about time you did. She is a bestselling author and one of the most-booked female speakers in the United States. Her latest book, The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage is currently #4 on Audible and #7 overall on Amazon. I’ve listened to her book multiple times ...
Posted: Aug 15 2017 @ 6:29 AM


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