November 23, 2022

[Ep. 346] What Our Money Habits Say About Us with Emily Guy Birken

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“When it comes to money, the advice isn’t going to change. The problem is there are new and exciting ways to spend money.”
– Emily Guy Birken, Author of End Financial Stress Now


What do our money habits say about us? Our relationship with money is just as nuanced and complicated as every other relationship in our life. That’s why my guest today, personal finance freelance writer and author Emily Guy Birken is fascinated by the behaviours and habits we have with our money. Listen to today’s episode to find out more about money psychology and her new book, Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management, written with Joe Saul-Sehy.

Emily Guy Birken is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer and author who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviours. She has a knack for explaining complex financial topics by making them relatable and easily understandable to her readers. Her newest book, Stacked, is meant for non-money readers to help jumpstart their personal finance journey. 

In this episode, Emily shares how she went from English teacher to financial writer and why she’s so interested in how our feelings surrounding money get in the way of progress. Emily also shares how the idea for her newest book came to be with co-writer Joe Saul-Sehy. Plus, Emily talks about why she believes perfection has no place in personal finance.

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