Category Archives: Couples + Money

How can discussing money bring you closer with your honey than sex? I’ll let him explain…


Some Money Dates are planned. Others just … happen.

This Saturday night, my husband, Forest, and I suddenly found ourselves smack dab in the middle of a Money Date. It wasn’t planned. And it definitely wasn’t all “sunshine and rainbows.” But we stuck with it, through sobering compromises and unexpected celebrations.…

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This is what happens when you use a Money Map in your intimate relationship.


Welcome to the Community Voices Series! This is a special guest post from community member Arianna Taboada. I’m so pleased to share this with you today. When my team and I read this piece from Arianna, our jaws dropped — in the best possible way!
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Tend to your money life as you would a garden: Lessons from the backyard.


This is a guest post by Jessie Rey Howard and Maketa Wilborn. It’s hard for me to convey just how much I love these two! They’re a married couple who recently completed my 6-month private financial therapy program — but beyond that, they are beautiful hearts and incredibly loving, conscious folks.

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Want to Work Privately with Me? Here’s Your Chance.


Hello everyone!

Sometimes, I have chocolate for breakfast. I put my hair up in a funky bun for interviews. And I break business “rules” left and right. I do things a little differently, because I want my life and business to feel creative, playful, and authentic.…

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10 Ways to Deepen your Connection with your Honey Through Money

  money-honey-2 (Here’s me and my hubby on a spontaneous money lunch date last week!)

Raise your hand if this has happened to you. All’s well and lovey-dovey with your honey … until this fateful sentence is uttered:

“Honey, we need to talk … about money.”
Dun, dun, dunnnn.

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Why I Hyperventilated at the Car Dealership: A Live Case Study in Making Money Decisions


You know all of these practices I teach? Money dates, deep visioning, financial “quickies” with your sweetie, …? Well, I actually practice them! Like, on a daily basis. And as soon as I announced a mini-reprieve from writing articles, our little family had a real-life money encounter that was too rich to keep from you all.…

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What to do if a money date with your honey sounds HORRIFYING.

It’s time to build some new bridges here to serve your relationship and the money dynamics between you.

Let’s do it…

 (This beautiful image came from one of our Art of Money students who gathered the words from a Money Date article, then put them in and voila!)



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Should you and your honey merge your money? Or not . . .?

So, Dear Community:

To separate, or merge finances? That’s the question today.

The answer(s) may surprise you.

couple holding hands If we were to sum up the “status quo” on this topic, it generally suggests people merge their finances when they get married, and if they divorce, they separate them again.

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Money Love with Your Honey: Four Phases + My Best Tips

In honor of love, of relationship, and the often-gnarly territory when money enters the picture, here is my take on how to create harmony with your honey about money.

The concepts and suggestions in this article are the fruits of many years of trial and error with my own hubby, Forest Linden (if you haven’t met my love, “The Tech Husband”, check him out) as well as working with the wonderful and diverse couples who have come into my practice over the years.…

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My hubby’s bookkeeping confession + Our 1st Collaboration

Dear Conscious Bookkeeping Community,

forest & bari

I’m so excited to announce to you my very first business collaboration with my husband, Forest. We’ve put together our heads and hearts and created a  practical and meaningful learning tool for your journey.

(Can’t wait? Click here to check out our brand new Wake Up With Mint Course!)

If you’re already a student of my method, this is a fantastic new addition to your toolkit.…

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