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Financial Lifeguard on Duty

Financial Lifeguard on Duty


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Christine Luken is your Financial Lifeguard on Duty! Whether you feel like you're drowning financially or just treading water, this show is for you.

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In this episode, I'll discuss how you can use everyday situations to teach your children about responsible money management in age appropriate ways. You can educate your kids about budgeting, prices, and sales tax at the grocery store.... more

In this episode, we'll answer the question, "Who should teach your kids about money and personal finance?" Some schools do have classes and courses that teach kids about this subject, but sometimes they aren't teaching your kids the... more

In this episode I'll answer a listener question: "If you have a $4,000 loan at zero percent interest that will be paid off in 12 months, why spend $4,000 of your savings to get rid of a $333 payment?" I've heard many variations of this... more

In this episode, ?Your Credit Score Questions Answered, Part Two,? I'll continue to answer your burning questions about credit scores and credit reports. How can my college-aged son or daughter establish credit responsibly? If I have a low... more

During this episode we'll answer your questions about credit scores. What does my credit score mean and how is it calculated? Why do employers and insurance companies check my credit? If I'm not going to borrow money, should I even... more

In this episode, I'll discuss what to do when there's not enough money to pay all of your bills. Even if YOU aren't in a collections situation, it's likely you know someone who is and can use this important information. I'll discuss how to... more

In honor of Valentine's Day, we're talking about LOVE... and money! Upwards of 75% of divorcing couples cite money issues as a contributing factor for the break up of the relationship. The good news is that if you and your spouse or... more

Personal budgeting can be difficult for small business owners especially if their income varies from month to month. Those of us who are self employed can also encounter difficulties when they mix their personal and business expenses. In... more

The average college student graduates with over $33,000 in student loan debt. Many Americans accept this as being inevitable if they want a college degree. In today's episode, we'll discuss ways to get an education with as little debt as... more

In this episode, I talk about the importance of having a vision and dreams about your preferred financial future. When you're doing the hard work of getting out of debt and saving money, it's very motivating to know WHY you're working... more