Bari Tessler

In the last few years, I’ve had some wonderful media opportunities come my way. I’m grateful for all of them, but every once in a while, something extra special happens in the connection between me and the journalist on the other end of the line. It’s positively electric. I sit up straighter and talk with my hands more than normal. And I get louder (my husband can always tell when I’ve had a super fulfilling interview because I can be…

September 17, 2019
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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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