Money is too serious to be taken seriously.
Emily Guy Birken has worn a lot of hats throughout her career: Temporary tattoo artist. Bookseller. AmeriCorps volunteer. Teacher. Throughout it all, there’s been one constant: She’s a huge money nerd.
In 2010, she turned her excitement about spreadsheets into a career as a Plutus Award–winning freelance writer in the financial sphere. Her varied career combined with her background in education helps her make complex financial topics relatable.
Her work has appeared in HuffPo, Business Insider, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, MSN Money, and The Washington Post.
She is the author of five books: The 5 Years Before You Retire, Choose Your Retirement, Making Social Security Work for You, End Financial Stress Now, and the forthcoming Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management, written with Joe Saul-Sehy.
Emily lives in Milwaukee with her spouse and two sons, plus their dog, Tivo, and their cat, The Dude.
Podcasts, Interviews & Articles
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Public Radio, Central Time with Rob Ferrett
Wisconsin Public Radio, The Morning Show with Kate Archer Kent
Earn & Invest podcast
Stacking Benjamins podcast
Simplify & Enjoy
Market Wrap with Moe Ansari
Beyond the Dollar
Plutus Awards Podcast
The Washington Post's Color of Money
Money Circle Podcast
Mental Health and Wealth Podcast
Your Wealth and Beyond: The Financial Planning Podcast
Invisible Not Broken- Chronic Illness Podcast Network
The Money Story Podcast
The Mindful Millionaire Podcast
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
Positive Parenting Podcast
Agent Exit Podcast
Retirement Rescue Radio