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Money and Your Relationships with Christine Luken


Christine Luken

Christine Luken is a Financial Coach and the Founder of the Financial Dignity® Movement. With over 12 years of coaching experience, she has helped hundreds of high-earning professionals rectify their debt and increase their net worth. Christine also works with financial advisors, Certified Financial Planners (CFPs), and other money coaches to help them understand the role emotions play in personal finance so they can better serve their clients. She is a sought-after speaker and the author of two books: Money is Emotional and Manage Money Like a Boss.


Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Christine Luken’s financial and fiction book recommendations

  • Christine talks about her past codependent relationship and the errors she made with money

  • How Christine navigated her unstable financial situation after the breakup

  • Why is there so much shame and embarrassment around the topic of money?

  • Christine describes the lessons she learned from past mistakes and explains her current approach to finances

  • How Christine helps clients examine and improve their relationship with money

  • Why couples should have open and honest conversations about their finances

  • The role your childhood plays in the (sometimes unconscious) emotions and behaviors you form around money

  • Christine’s tips for breaking out of the “money shame cycle”


In this episode…

Leaving a bad relationship can be scary when you don’t have the resources to support yourself on your own. But, figuring out how to manage your finances is only part of the equation. Dealing with your emotional entanglements with money can be just as challenging as you work to get yourself back on track—and prepare for future relationships.


This was especially true for Financial Coach Christine Luken, who had to deal with the painful financial aftermath of leaving a seven-year relationship. That experience taught her a lesson that her accounting classes never covered: emotions play a massive role in finances. Now, Christine helps her clients navigate their emotional relationship with money and improve the ways they handle finances in and out of their romantic partnerships.


In this episode of Your Secret is Safe With Me, Dr. Marie Murphy sits down with Christine Luken, the Founder of the Financial Dignity® Movement, to discuss the often-overlooked relationship between emotions and money. Christine discusses the financial fallout she experienced from her past relationship, the challenges of her emotional and financial recovery, and the tactics she uses to help clients break free from the money shame cycle. Stay tuned!

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