EP 181: Understanding Your Financial Identity with Bari Tessler

mindset Jul 09, 2021

Having a deep understanding of your relationship with money is vital to your real estate investing success. On today’s episode, we talk Bari Tessler, a financial therapist, on learning about and updating your financial story so you can have a better financial runway.

Financial identity is a lifelong journey. We discuss with Bari Tessler how she found her way into financial therapy and why everyone, no matter their economic status, may need help through their financial lives, steps you can take to begin your financial journey so it doesn’t seem overwhelming, and how our feelings toward money shows up in our relationships, in our work and the examples we set for our children. Bari also shares how it’s never too late to take control of your financials.  

Bari Tessler is a financial therapist, mamapreneur, and the founder of The Art of Money. She has spent over 20 years guiding thousands of people into happier, more empowered and refreshingly honest relationships with money. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Inc.com, The Cut, Reuters Money, Nerd Wallet, The Simple Dollar, Real Simple, The Fiscal Times, Redbook, MindBodyGreen + hundreds of interviews, podcasts, and guest blogs. She has also been featured on the cover of Experience Life Magazine and Mindful Magazine.

Her year-long money school, The Art of Money, is currently in its 9th year, and has served over 3000 people from 33 countries. And her first book, The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, is available in hardcover, paperback, kindle and audiobook from booksellers everywhere.

On today’s episode, we discuss a ton with Bari including:

  • How to find out where your money story began
  • Why taking control of your money identity is important when investing in real estate
  • Ways to start updating your financial identity
  • Her criteria for choosing a market to invest in
  • How to talk to your children about money so they have a solid foundation



The Art of Money by Bari Tessler

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl  


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