Couples + Money

Why is money so stressful and sticky in our love relationships? Bari, we can talk about anything — sex, politics, vaccinations, religion — but we can’t get on the same page about money. We either fight about it … or don’t talk about it at all. I can’t tell you how many couples have told me some version of that, over the last 16 years. And study after study shows: money is the #1 source of stress in intimate relationships.…

October 21, 2017
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A couple months ago, my husband, Forest, and I had an epic, 24-hour Money Date. If you’re new ‘round here, a Money Date is simply a time you set aside to put some love and attention on your money relationship — on a practical, emotional, psychological, and/or spiritual level. You might have smaller, 30-minute Money Dates once a week to pay your bills (while nibbling some dark chocolate) … and have larger ones monthly or quarterly. We knew we were…

September 18, 2017
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4 Examples of Money Koans Blog

Dear Community, From time to time, we all face questions in our money relationship that are tougher, more complex, or downright confounding. They’re not as simple as “which bank offers the best interest rate” or “should I hire an accountant this year?” No. I’m talking about the money riddles that can stop us in our tracks and remain unanswered for days, weeks, months, or even years. I’m in a health crisis, so I can’t work as much as usual AND…

September 5, 2017
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