My Latest Musings:

  • As my family and I emerge from the nasty virus-turned-strep that had had us all down for the count, I’m giving lots of thought to this mommypreneur business of mine. As you know, my work centers around our relationship with money. However, it’s reach is wide and expanding. The money doorway can take you almost anywhere you want, or need to go. Lately, one of the places my work has led me is mentoring and speaking on being a creative…

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  • In honor of love, of relationship, and the often-gnarly territory when money enters the picture, here is my take on how to create harmony with your honey about money. The concepts and suggestions in this article are the fruits of many years of trial and error with my own hubby, Forest Linden (if you haven’t met my love, check him out) as well as working with the wonderful and diverse couples who have come into my practice over the years.…

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  • Why is it so darn hard to look at our numbers?  This is a question I’ve spent many-a-session exploring with my clients over the years, and within myself since I began addressing in my own relationship with money years ago. If sitting down to look at the hard and fast numbers of your finances scares you to death . . . welcome to club. While there are some of you that consider tracking your finances a walk in the park…

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  • Now that you have a grounded review of 2011 under your belt, you’re ready to look forward to 2012 with clarity, awareness, and consciousness. You know what worked, and didn’t. You’ve celebrated your victories, big and small. You’ve learned. It’s time to take all those gems and insights, and turn your attention toward this brand new year! Part Two of your annual money practice is all about clarifying your vision, and bringing it into your current reality so that you…

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  • 2011: A Year in Review

    by Bari Tessler January 10, 2012

    Whether your financial life includes a family, a business, or just your wonderful self – it’s time to sit down and take a look at the year you’ve just completed. 2011 is complete, and with it, another chapter of your money story ends. To help you make the most of lessons learned, accomplishments celebrated, and to set you off into 2012 on strong financial footing, allow me to guide you in an annual financial review. We’ll review 2011 in 3…

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  • If you’ve had contact with my work, then you certainly know what a “money story” is. It’s the entirety of our individual, unique relationship with money. It contains the historical content of our financial life, our financial beliefs and outward behavior, and all the sensations and emotions that get stirred up in this terrain. Now, your holiday money story is a small slice of this larger money story. It revolves around the finances of the holiday season, which is typically…

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