Bari Tessler

compassion for past mistakes

Dear community, Shame is a tricky beast. It sneaks in. Unannounced and uninvited. Through cracked windows and doors you thought you’d shut. It can slip in, just when you’re celebrating. That’s when your guard is down, after all. I’ve seen it happen in our community. Just when you learn a new money skill, shame sneaks in and beats up on you because you didn’t know it before. You get all set up with your new personal tracking software. After a…

August 29, 2019
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The biggest money shifts are quiet

How do you measure money transformation? Is it cracking six figures? Paying off all of your credit card debt and retiring early? Constructing four new income streams and buying a summer home? With respect: not necessarily. Of course, I love supporting people to make a thriving income. But the real work isn’t about get-rich-quick schemes. It’s about the emotional journey of breaking through money ceilings. Unravelling unspoken agreements with family members about under-earning. Letting go of inherited money messages that…

August 15, 2019
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Money, meet social justice. This woman’s pioneering work blew my mind.

My jaw dropped when I heard this term: Social justice investing. I was already intimately familiar with SRI – socially responsible investing. But social justice investing?! This is a whole new level of leveraging money for social change. I knew I had to talk to the woman who coined the phrase: Rachel Robasciotti. Rachel is a pioneer in the money field in many different ways. She’s a young, queer woman of color in a field that’s 68% male and 77%…

August 5, 2019
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