Money Practices

  When’s the last time you heard about money bringing people together? (I’ll wait.) (Actually, that might take a terribly, horribly long time, so … let’s just continue, shall we?) Usually, when it comes to money and relationships, we hear about the bad stuff. Siblings who don’t speak anymore because of a nasty inheritance battle. That awkwardness between you and your sweetie over the credit card. Or that group of college friends you stopped talking to when they switched tax…

March 27, 2017
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Three Phases of Art of Money methodology

It’s hard for me to believe, but it was over 16 years ago that I led my first money workshop. I didn’t feel ready, in the slightest — I had only been consciously working on my own money relationship for several years. But my first money mentor, Tamara, lovingly pushed me out of the nest. “Bari,” she announced, “it’s time for you to lead your first workshop. I’ll host it. Get ready.” I panicked. While I could feel, deep in…

March 14, 2017
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What we learned from a Money Date with our 8-year-old.

Last year, my publisher mentioned off-handedly that she thought my next book should be about parenting, kids, and money. I know there’s a huge need for this. After all, I remind people often:   The vast majority of us were simply never taught about money, let alone how to manage our emotions about it. We did not learn age-appropriate, incremental money lessons, from grade school on up. Can you imagine if we did?!   So, I hope I can write…

February 20, 2017
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