My Latest Musings:

Tiny shifts add up to big change. Even if you can’t see it.

Five years ago, I hyperventilated at a car dealership. See, big-ticket purchases had always been challenging for me. Thankfully, I had tried-n-true practices I could use in the moment, to get me through that big day. When I felt myself getting overwhelmed, I went to the bathroom to do a Body Check-In. I gave myself some time and space to feel my feelings and calm down. I also realized that, in order to make this big decision (whether or not…

October 1, 2018
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Trust your timing. Not anyone else’s. Especially with money. 3 years ago, we bought our first house. I was 46 and my husband was 43. And, yep: we watched most of our peers (and people younger than us) buy homes long, long before us. We could’ve compared ourselves to them. Asked what was wrong with us, for still renting in our 40’s. (And, OK, on a few rough days, we may have.) But you know what? The timing wasn’t right…

September 18, 2018
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What the Enneagram can teach you about your money relationship

Guest Post By Angela Raines You can’t get away with being Bari Tessler’s co-writer for eight years without getting a serious education about money. Boy, howdy: immersing myself in this world has taken me to some steep growing edges. I’ve had to face inner demons I didn’t know I had. I’ve taken practical steps and broken through money ceilings. And I’ve made friends with money in a way I never dreamed I could. (It’s a work in progress. But there’s…

September 4, 2018
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