I’m an author who who lives in the beautiful state of Washington, USA.

You may have heard of some of my books:

My mission in life is to empower women around money. I grew up relying on my father (the “R” of H&R Block), then my husband, to manage my money, but a devastating financial crisis became a personal wake-up call.

My journey to financial independence was about far more than money. It was a rite of passage into my power! This journey has been such a challenging, freeing, liberating and empowering roller coaster ride journey for me. I now know my mission in life is to share what I’ve learned with the world of women who struggle, in any way, with taking charge of their finances and their lives! And I know many of you are one this path. That’s what this blog is all about. What I write about and teach is not only about money, but a rite of passage into your power!

Read my full biography on my website.

13 Responses to “About Barbara”

  1. Barbara, Thanks for your message on my blog. I just poked around on your web sites and I’m impressed. I haven’t read your books, but I will. Some of the things you mention about the women you’ve interviewed had me saying, “Right on! That’s my tribe!” Making money and creating wealth is all about attitude. If you have the mindset, the know-how part becomes easy.

    I’d consider it an honor to be interviewed by you. Please contact me by email- would you prefer to talk by phone?

  2. Aimee Says:

    Came here via your underearning article. Great things that you are doing, and I am happy that another voice is out there talking about money! 🙂

    Keep up the great work!

  3. ningpo Says:

    thank you and keep up the good work. finally someone who says it like it is. your site is super. how can i enlist in your crusade? ::-)

  4. Barbara, your site is AWESOME! I read about you via Girls Who Network and I love love what I see so far! We are on the same track as I too believe in the value of women taking charge of their finances. It is indeed a rite of passage. I would love to interview you and/or have you speak at one of our meetups here in the DC metro area if you’re ever in town. Feel free to stop by my blog at http://www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com.

    I plan to pick up and review your book, Price Charming Isnt coming. I suspect it is spot on!

  5. Tamara Herl Says:

    Hi, Barbara.
    I’m working through “Overcoming Underearning” and it is so enlightening. I have not yet been able to tap into any childhood memories about money. However, I know I must have made some decisions then that are holding me back now, because I have been a chronic underearner all of my life up until this point. Now, my goal is to make $100,000 this year. If I can’t tap into my memories & self-limiting beliefs, can I still do that?

  6. SG Barbara,

    It was so great to spend this past weekend with you and to participate in your Overcoming Underearning workshop on Monday. You have such a beautiful way of expressing your passion and your belief in women (even when they can’t seem to believe in themselves). Thank you for the work you are doing and the impact you have on the women in the world today! Since hearing you speak for the first time two months ago and then experiencing your workshop, I have already begun to overcome my underearning mentality. Thank you for showing me the way!

  7. Hi Barbara
    Came across your website and love what you are up to!

    I would love to invite you to blog on our website this month – http://www.letsgirltalk.com We are discussing women, money and friendships. We feature bloggers from 13 to 60 all answering the same question. The question this month is “How does money affect our friendships”

    Christine Arylo

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  9. Jim Sullivan Says:


    Can you recommend any groups for men?
    I am publsihed author (Boyfriend 101) but still need support. I can also identify with many “women’s issues”. Keep up your great work!

  10. Laura Says:

    Barbara, I read your book when I was asked to present a women and investing seminar to one of the companies I did workshops for on their 401(K). That was in 2007 and your book inspired me! I have been a women in the Financial Services industry since 1987 and what you were saying was exactly what I was experiencing from the well educated savvy woman I would meet. I am starting my own advisory business and your book gave me the passion to go out on my own. Thanks so much! I look forward to spreading the word and education women.

  11. I tried grabbing an feed for the RSS to this blog site & for some odd reason it isn’t showing up in Google Chrome. Does anyone have any suggestions??

  12. Nancy Lauterbach Says:

    Hi Barbara,

    I sold FIVE STAR in 2005. Please send me your contact info. Thanks.

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