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Jan 3, 2023

Financial Dignity® Coach Christine Luken’s journey to a healthy financial relationship was no easy feat.


Bouncing checks, an ex with terrible money habits, and a poor credit score – she turned to her family for help. She worked her way out with a plan and quit her corporate job to help others with similar struggles.


Now, she’s here to pass on her wisdom to you.


Tune in to this episode on How To Heal Your Relationship With Money with Christine Luken.


Key points covered in this episode: 


 ✔️Treat money as a person. Unlike your ex, you and money are together forever. It deserves your love and attention. Christine also suggests writing a letter to money to clear yourself of your negative feelings surrounding it. You and money should be on the same team.


✔️Know your money story. It’s the learned behaviors and attitudes towards money that you’ve picked up from others. It created an emotional weight around my divorce as I did asset division and signed papers. Divorce is a business transaction. And that’s the reality.


 ✔️Give yourself space to calm down. Often our emotions overpower our reasoning. Making sound financial decisions requires both logic and feelings. Your entire being must be holistically in good condition to avoid impulsive money choices.


✔️Money represents freedom in options. It is a tool that provides, and it doesn’t care how it’s spent. Money can be used for evil. But it can also be given to someone in need. It’s all about the energy that you choose to put around it.


✔️Have a weekly money date. Spare some time in your calendar to go over your finances and assess your money health. You can even turn it into an enjoyable experience. Just like a real person, you need to date money to cultivate a good relationship.


✔️You can still have fun with a healthy spending plan. On your path to financial freedom, you don’t need to deprive yourself of the little pleasures of a good meal or a nice pair of shoes. Know where your money is going, and avoid too many restrictions.


Ready for money to support your happiness, rather than stress you out? Then you need Christine Luken, Financial Dignity® Coach in your corner!


As the Founder of the Financial Dignity® Movement, Christine has coached hundreds of high-earning professionals, business owners, and divorcing women to pay off staggering amounts of debt and massively increase their net worth. The author of several books, including Money is Emotional and Financial Dignity® After Divorce, Christine blends wise money management with emotional intelligence.


When she’s not coaching clients from her home office in Cincinnati, you can find this member of the National Association of Divorce Professionals curled up with a good book, a fluffy cat, and a strong cup of coffee. You can find her at


Books on Amazon:


Financial Dignity After Divorce

Money is Emotional

Manage Money Like a Boss


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