Conversation Circles

A place to tap into the human side of money, because there’s more to it than just numbers.

Circles are a safe place to talk about money and how it affects our lives.

Running beneath the surface of bank statements and investment returns are real people, human stories, and genuine emotions. To help tap into the authentic side of money, we invite you to join an Abacus Conversation Circle. 

These 90-minute “circles” bring people together (virtually) in a group discussion to share personal stories around common themes. Participants listen, share, and reflect on past experiences, current situations, and future intentions. 

Circles are led by trained Abacus facilitators and all participants agree to keep what is shared confidential and free of judgment.

2021 Conversation Circles

Circles take place once a month from March through August. 
Registration opens 3-4 weeks in advance and all circles are approximately 90 minutes.

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My Money Story: Uncovering Inherited Money Messages

Tuesday, August 17, 2021    [Registration opens July 22, 2021]
3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET

During your formative years, you received a unique set of messages from your family, community, and/or culture. Maybe you heard, “money doesn’t grow on trees”, or perhaps your family had a lot of money but there was a feeling of shame around it.

In this circle, you will have the opportunity to explore and share about your unique money story and how it impacts your life today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone over the age of 18 may join a circle. Space is very limited so we kindly request that you limit your attendance to one circle per year. Please commit to attending once you sign up.

Friends: If you are going to invite a friend, you should be extremely comfortable sharing intimate details with that person. *Please note that each person needs to sign up separately via Eventbrite.

Partners & family members: We highly recommend couples and members of the same family do not attend a circle together. If you and your partner are both interested in attending a circle, we strongly encourage you to sign up for different dates and share with each other about your experiences privately.

Registration will open approximately 3 weeks before the circle date. Scroll down to your desired topic below and click the button to register. You will be redirected to our Eventbrite page to complete your registration. 

You will get email notifications and reminders directly from Eventbrite. Please check your Spam folder or reach out to us if you need assistance.

Circles are 90 minutes long and capped at 10 participants (plus 2 facilitators). The circle is a safe-space for sharing experiences and listening to others. You must be willing and able to come with an open mind and heart, free from judgment. Sharing is strongly encouraged.

You must agree to maintain confidentiality outside the circle (you may share about your own experience, but not about what others have shared). Being on video is also a requirement.

Abacus Conversation Circles are free of charge.

The circle meets virtually on Zoom. We will use Gallery View so everyone can see each other. For this reason, it is recommended you join directly from your web browser or desktop app and not a mobile phone.

You will be required to turn on your video and audio to participate in the circle.

Past Circles

My Money Story: Uncovering Inherited Money Messages
Getting Grounded in Uncertain Times
Being the Boss: A Money Circle for Entrepreneurs
Purpose beyond accumulation conversation circle
How Much is Enough? Purpose Beyond Accumulation
Retirement conversation circle
Ready for Retirement: Envisioning Your Future

Are you ready to expand what’s possible with your money?