Money Mochas

Dear Money Adventurer, I have a quick question for you: what do you do when life throws a money curveball at you? Not a ball of money (which would be nice), but a financial challenge, one you never saw coming until it hit you by surprise in the middle of an otherwise unremarkable afternoon. No matter what your money story looks like, we all encounter unexpected money curveballs in this life and money journey. Today’s Money Mocha I’ve just brewed…

April 15, 2023
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money dates

Dear Money Adventurer, Your relationship to money is like a layer cake. (Now there’s a metaphor we can get behind, right?) There’s a big, thick, gooey emotional layer. (I’m imagining dark chocolate ganache, if you can’t tell.) Maybe there are actually several of these layers, throughout the cake. Then there’s a psychological-mental layer. That’s all of the beliefs and patterns you have about money, whether they came from you, your parents, your culture, or beyond. (Raspberry coulis, perhaps?) Money has…

April 14, 2023
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How to Work with Tough Money Emotions

Dear Money Adventurer, A while back, this question popped up in my year-long Art of Money program: Bari, help! As soon as I start working on the practical, nitty-gritty stuff around money, my brain shuts down. I’ve been trying to catch up on my taxes, but as soon as I begin, I panic. My brain goes blank. It’s like I’m a computer in meltdown mode: blue screen of death, nobody’s home. It’s just too difficult to look at. I feel…

April 13, 2023
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