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Emily Guy Birken: Simple Money

Do you have a financial decision you've been avoiding or a strategy for eliminating debt? Emily Guy Birken is just the person you need.

37 min / Published

Do you have a financial decision you've been avoiding? Perhaps you have debt you need a strategy for eliminating or simply want resources on helping your kids manage their allowance.

Today my guest is Emily Guy Birken. She is a finance expert, author, coach and speaker. In this episode we talk about helping people understand that a lot of the stress and pressure we feel about money is unnecessary, how she handles being a stay home parent at the same time being a mompreneur who's had multiple careers, and financial literacy.


Emily Guy Birken is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus award-winning freelance writer specializing in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors. She can make complex financial topics relatable and easily understood by everyday people like you and me. And if that isn't impressive enough, she's also the author of several books, including the five years before you retire, and financial stress now, and co-author of a brand-new book stacked your super serious guide to modern money management. Emily lives in Milwaukee with her husband, two sons, a cat, and a retired greyhound.

I'd love for you to connect with me and share your thoughts:


  • How Emily started freelancing as a writer after teaching
  • How she shifted from just writing for other people to starting her own blog and doing coaching calls
  • What are her blog and books all about and how they help people
  • Emily’s main priorities, the struggles she faced trying to keep those things top of mind
  • How she manages her time being a stay home mom and an entrepreneur at the same time
  • Emily’s approach for taking a "perfect on paper" plan and making it adaptable for real life
  • How to teach kids about money through their allowances
  • Which to prioritize: paying off debt or investing for retirement
  • Her favorite time-saving tool


Emily Guy Berkin’s Children Ledger can be found at https://www.emilyguybirken.com/TMK
Emily's Books
- The 5 Years Before You Retire https://amzn.to/3AyeVJK
- End Financial Stress Now https://amzn.to/3UPnIiJ
- Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management https://amzn.to/3UPnIiJ
Her favorite gadget is a timer - https://amzn.to/3EAbWSC

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  • money management
  • simple money
  • kids allowance
  • debt elimination
  • financial stress
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