E85: Implementing Values-based Budgeting (with Bari Tessler)

Dec 23, 2020

So you've tried budgeting and you still struggle with it. You're not alone. That's why this episode features a conversation with Bari Tessler: Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. Bari shares her incredibly simple but powerful method of "Values-based Budgeting" which can create a positive mental shift and help you get "un-stuck" with budgeting.

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EPISODE 85

Guest: Bari Tessler
Website: https://baritessler.com

Bio: Bari Tessler Linden, M.A., is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing, body-centered approach.

Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Inc.com, the Huffington Post, Inc., US News & World Report, Reuters Money, The Fiscal Times, USA Today, The Cut, Girlboss, Nerd Wallet, The Simple Dollar, Real Simple, REDBOOK Magazine. She has also been featured on the cover of Experience Life Magazine and Mindful Magazine.

Her methodology weaves together personal, couple, and creative entrepreneurial money teachings into one complete tapestry. She is the founder of The Art of Money: a year-long money school, which integrates Money Healing, Money Practices and Money Maps.

Every year, 500+ students, from around the globe, go through the year-long, Art of Money program.

Bari is the author of The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, published by Parallax Press on June 14th, 2016. She lives with her husband, son, and many cats in Boulder, CO. Learn more about Bari on her website right here and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Implementing Values-based Budgeting

  • Bari’s background
  • Why do so many people struggle with budgeting?
  • Why do you call the budget a “sacred vessel?”
  • What is values-based budgeting and how can naming categories based on your values help you get better at budgeting?
  • What are some examples of values-based budgeting?
  • What are some suggested categories as alternatives to the traditional names?
  • Closing question: what does “wealth” mean to you?


Intro/outtro music credit: eccentric - I Can Show You [Argofox Release] by Argofox