Why money pioneer Vicki Robin’s classic work
is more relevant than ever. {Money Memoir}

written by Bari Tessler January 11, 2019
Money Memoir audio interview with Bari Tessler and Vicki Robin, Author of Your Money or Your Life

Something magical happens when we dare to get real and speak the truth about money. In this intimate conversation series, Money Memoirs, I chat with people from all walks of life about their money journeys: the good, the tough, the soulful, and the nitty-gritty. We share this beloved series every year to celebrate the opening of The Art of Money, which you can read all about here. Curl up with a cuppa as we pull back the curtain … and get ready to get inspired.

I recently had the honor of interviewing one of the matriarchs of the conscious money movement, Vicki Robin.

Vicki’s classic book, Your Money or Your Life (which has sold over a million copies) was one of my original money inspirations, and right now a whole new generation is finding even more reasons to love it.

Vicki’s money work is timeless and more relevant than ever … and it’s such a joy to share this conversation with you!

Vicki is a master at weaving together the micro (personal) side of money and the macro (larger economic systems). Plus, she’s had a fascinating life and is a delight to listen to!

Listen to my talk with the one and only Vicki Robin and hear:

  • How she lived on $5K per YEAR in the 80’s (and more importantly, WHY)
  • The practices I still vividly remember from her book – a wakeup call in a flash
  • Her “10 mile diet” experiment and why she treats sustainability as an “extreme sport”
  • Why she was (unknowingly!) named the “Eve” of the “FIRE” movement (Financial Independence and Retire Early)
  • The “macro” reasons why she’s had to update her money teachings for Millennials and the new economic realities (so important!)

Also available on iTunes

It was such an honor to talk to Vicki — she’s truly one of the pioneers of this conscious money movement. And I’m so grateful she opened up about not just her teaching but the personal backstories that inspired it … and how she’s shifted her money practices as she’s gotten older and things have changed.

Vicki Robin Author of Your Money or Your Life

Vicki Robin is co-author of the perennial best-seller, Your Money or Your Life, and author of Blessing the Hands that Feed Us; lessons from a 10-Mile Diet. Called the “prophet of consumption downsizers” by the NYTimes, Vicki’s radical common sense approach to money, food and life inspires people to think deeply and act with integrity. She’s a prolific social innovator, having helped launch Sustainable Seattle, Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, New Road Map Foundation, Conversation Cafes, Transition Whidbey, the 10-Day Local Food Challenge… among many other projects. She’s an entertaining and inspiring speaker, and has been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including Oprah, NPR, NYTimes, WSJ, Utne, People. Her popular TEDx talk is on “Relational Eating.” You can find more about Vicki here.

P.S. What’s the Money Memoir Series? It’s my unconventional interview series where I sit down with dear friends and colleagues to hear what they’ve learned about money. Because hearing other people get real about money can be SO healing. Un-shaming. Motivating. Downright inspiring.

It’s also a fun way to give you a taste of the kinds of things I help people with (along with 30 guest teachers!) in my year-long money school, The Art of Money.

You can now sign up for my year-long money school,
The Art of Money, but not for long…

If this approach to money speaks to you — you know, the one where we honor your numbers and emotions, your values and spreadsheets, your dreams, gifts, blindspots, and the whole journey of a lifetime that got you right here — you might love my global money school, The Art of Money.

It’s THE way to work with me, and it only opens once a year (which is right now, for a short while.)

Explore The Art of Money 2019 here.

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