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Book Club featuring Emily Guy Birken


On this edition of the Book Club, Emily Guy Birken talks about her newest book STACKED: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management. Emily is a personal finance expert, author, speaker and podcaster. For a copy of her book STACKED, click HERE You can learn more about Emily at EmilyGuyBirken.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can learn more about us at LifeBlood.Live, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook or you’d like to be a guest on the show, contact us at contact@LifeBlood.Live.  Stay up to date by getting our monthly updates. Want to say “Thanks!” You can buy us a cup of coffee https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeblood


2 Jul 2022

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Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken: Stop Shoulding On Your Money

Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington

When you think about budgeting or money, how does it make you feel? Exhausted or Excited?  For many, budgeting and talking about money brings stress. It can cause physical and mental fatigue and can even strain relationships. If unmanaged, money can hurt a lot more than it can help, but today’s guests are here to fix that and make learning about money easy and fun.  Stacking Benjamins podcast host Joe Saul-Sehy and bestselling finance author Emily Guy Birken have teamed up to dominate the personal finance space with their new book Stacked: YOUR SUPER-SERIOUS GUIDE TO MODERN MONEY MANAGEMENT. In the book, Joe and Emily share a step-by-step guide to financial literacy, delivered with their signature blend of shrewd advice and laugh-out-loud humor. They cover everything from investing and budgeting, to side hustles and personal finance apps, while also sharing stories of their own successes and failures and insights from previous podcast guests. Key discussion points from this episode include: 3 Reasons People Struggle With Money - 6:00 Talking About Money With Your Honey - 11:00 Stop Shouldn’t On Yourself - 18:20 Begin With The End In Mind - 23:00 Increase Your Income - 26:00 Ask For A Raise or Change Jobs - 32:25 Every Family Needs A Money Philosophy - 42:50 Connect With Joe & Emily: Book: Stacked: Your Super-Serious Guide to Modern Money Management 40 City Book Tour: https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/stacked/ Joe Saul-Sehy  Twitter: @AverageJoeMoney Website: http://www.stackingbenjamins.com/ Emily Guy Birken:  Twitter: @emilyguybirken Website: http://www.emilyguybirken.com/ This episode is brought to you by KIN Apparel, the brand who’s hoodies and pillowcases are more than just apparel, they’re hair care. As we considered sponsors for the first annual Alumni Retreat, we had the privilege of partnering with KIN and gifting the ladies with the amazing KIN pillowcases. At KIN Apparel, they line their pillowcases with satin, a smooth and soft material that by nature helps hair retain moisture and stop breakage. KIN Apparel is also committed to making quality and inclusive products to serve the Black community and those with kinky/curly hair! To learn more, check them out on all social media platforms @KINapparel_ or https://www.kinapparel.org/ Stop Shoulding On Your Money Takeaways “We should think of budgeting like laundry.” - Emily Guy Birken “You’re never done with money.” - Emily Guy Birken “Our budget meeting is a conversation.” - Joe Saul-Sehy “As a culture we don’t talk about money.” - Emily Guy Birken  “Begin with the end in mind.” - Joe Saul-Sehy “More money is not going to solve your problems if you have a spending problem.” - Joe Saul-Sehy “Change jobs for a higher salary.” - Emily Guy Birken “Solve the ‘raise’ problem from your boss's point of view, not yours.” - Joe Saul-Sehy Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions And with that, let’s dig into Joe & Emily’s responses to our Redefining Wealth Rapid Wisdom Questions. Define Success: “Success is when you are filling your days in ways that feel satisfying and reflective of not only your values, but also your strengths.” - Emily Guy Birken “Success is when I am living an intentional life according to the values I’ve stated and doing what I know is the plan.” - Joe Saul-Sehy Define Wealth in 3 Words or Less: "Having Enough.” - Emily Guy Birken “Contentment.” - Joe Saul-Sehy One Book that Has Helped You Redefined Wealth For Yourself: Emily: Your Money Or Your Life by Vicki Robin Joe: Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon  Fill-in the Blanks … “My name is ___ and the truth about wealth is ___”: “My name is Emily Guy Birken and to me, the truth about wealth is it’s available to all of us if we are able to embrace abundance.” “My name is Joe Saul-Sehy and to me, the truth about wealth is getting STACKED does not mean having more money, it means having more life and building everything to build a better life.”  LINKS: START HERE: https://patricewashington.com/starthere/ Check Out Our Website:  https://patricewashington.com/ Redefine Wealth For Yourself Book: http://redefinewealthforyourself.com/ Become An Official Purpose Chaser: https://www.facebook.com/groups/redefiningwealthcommunity/?ref=bookmarks Find Me On Social Media: Our podcast hashtag is #RedefiningWealth Instagram: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.instagram.com/seekwisdompcw/ Facebook: @SeekWisdomPCW https://www.facebook.com/SeekWisdomPCW/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


2 Jun 2022

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Stacked, Your Super Serious Guide to Money Management with Joe Saul-Sehy & Emily Guy Birken

Martinis and Your Money Podcast

Last month was Financial Literacy Month and believe it or not, we’re fast approaching summertime, so I have books and learning on the brain this month. I decided to dedicate the month of May to various personal finance or self-help books that I thought would make great books to add to your current or summer reading lists. Today I’m talking to the co-authors of Stacked – Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management, Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken. As you can imagine, over the years, I have read numerous personal finance books and I have to say, this one has quickly climbed the ranks to become one of my favorites. Joe and Emily not only have a wealth of knowledge to share through this book, but they share it in a funny and educational way that only they could pull off. I can’t wait for you to hear more from them on this book writing experience.  For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.martinisandyourmoney.com/show-notes/episode421


20 May 2022

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One Good Thing: Gamifying Your Budget, Playing Financial Tetris, and Learning to Laugh at Money with Emily Guy Birken

Don't Retire...Graduate Podcast

Welcome back to Don’t Retire... Graduate! We have a very fun episode today and couldn’t be more excited to have Emily Guy Birken here. She is a lifelong money nerd, award-winning writer, and the co-author of STACKED: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management, written with longtime DRG friend, Joe Saul-Sehy. Emily joined us to talk about how to look at your money like a game of Tetris, the way gamification can be a powerful tool for change, and, of course, to set the record for the number of times “hemorrhoid” has ever been said on this show.  In this episode we’ll talk about: • Emily’s goals for every day • How to see your finances as a Tetris game and use it to help with budgeting  • How an emergency fund is the Easy Spin of budgeting  • Taking control of your money rather than seeing it as something out of your control • Gamification of money and when it is good versus when it can be harmful • The mental activation that comes with gamification and identifying what behavior is being rewarded  • Hiring an advisor who won’t bleed you dry and the three questions you should ask a financial advisor   • How to know if your advisor is actively doing the work to help you meet your goals and recognize your money values • Why you want an advisor who works with people similar to you •  Paying attention to professional designations and understanding the regulations and standards that come with them • Why a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) is the gold standard of financial advisors • Understanding what an advisor does for his/her clients • Who the perfect Stacked reader is • Emily’s retirement readiness checklist and the things you should be thinking about to be ready to retire • Identifying one good thing everyday    No Stacking Benjamins hosts were harmed in the making of this episode.  Visit dontretiregraduate.com for a full transcript of this episode. Download Emily's Retirement Readiness Checklist at emilyguybirken.com/DRG About Emily Guy Birken Emily Guy Birken is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors. Her background in education allows her to make complex financial topics relatable and easily understood by the layperson.   She is the author of several books, including The 5 Years Before You Retire, End Financial Stress Now, and the brand new book Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management, written with Joe Saul-Sehy.    Emily lives in Milwaukee with her family.  www.emilyguybirken.com Facebook: Emily Guy Birken Twitter: @EmilyGuyBirken Instagram: @EmilyGuyBirken  LinkedIn: Emily Guy Birken


5 May 2022

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FR Ep #267 Making Friends with Money with Emily Guy Birken

Feminine Roadmap

Today on Feminine Roadmap guest Emily Guy Birken wants to help you make friends with your money. Emily is a self -proclaimed money nerd and author of “The Five Years Before You Retire”. Her goal is to help you let go of your unnecessary financial stress by shifting your money mindset and adopting some practical measures. The goal is to regularly plan and prepare for the future so that the task isn’t so overwhelming. Often women feel out of the financial game which causes reluctance to deal with finances. One of the key mindset shifts that Emily teaches is that you don’t need your money to handle anything, you can handle it yourself. The way to win with money is to make small changes over time, being consistent in those little decisions. Emily points out that while we feel a lot of fear around money, we do things every day that carry higher stakes than money does. So what are you afraid of? Grab a cuppa something wonderful and let’s have a friendly, unscary chat about money. Join us and bring a friend!


18 Apr 2022

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38: A Humorous Approach to Money, with Special Guests Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken

Take Back Retirement

Today, Stephanie and Kevin welcome Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken, the co-authors of Stacked: Your Super-Serious Guide to Modern Money Management. Emily is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors. She has the amazing ability to make complex financial topics relatable. Joe is the creator and co-host of Stacking Benjamins, probably one of the most popular personal finance podcasts out there. He was a financial advisor for 16 years. Prior to that he, like many of us, made plenty of money mistakes. This motivated him down the path he is on today. Today’s discussion centers around why our guests decided to write a funny book on the “serious” topic of personal finance. And we’re excited that they’re stopping in Philly next week (Sunday, April 10) on their book tour! Stephanie will be there to get her book signed. Come out and join us – say hello in person. Key Topics: What motivated Joe and Emily to opt for a humorous approach to personal finance? (4:18) “My goal is to create financial surround sound that isn’t in your face.” (12:11) Teaching in a more engaging way (15:32) Why we shouldn’t shame our “Inner Veruca Salt” (19:40) Giving readers permission to spend their money (22:48) How fear gets in the way of us achieving our financial goals (27:56) The most fun chapter in the book (31:05) Picking the right advisor (37:10) How to get in touch with Joe and Emily (46:33) “What’s one question you wish we asked?” (49:35) Stephanie and Kevin’s closing thoughts (53:30) Resources Mentioned: Stacked: Your Super-Serious Guide to Modern Money Management StackingBenjamins.com/Stacked (book tour info) EmilyGuyBirken.com @emilyguybirken on Twitter Joe Saul-Sehy on Twitter The Stacking Benjamins Podcast If you like what you’ve been hearing, we invite you to subscribe on your favorite platform and leave us a review. Tell us what you love about this episode! Or better yet, tell us what you want to hear more of in the future. stephanie@sofiafinancial.com  You can find the transcript and more information about this episode at www.takebackretirement.com. Follow Stephanie on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.  Follow Kevin on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.


31 Mar 2022

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How to plan for your retirement in your 30s and 40s: Emily Guy Birken: 280

Mom Inspired Show with Amber Sandberg

Do you feel like you are behind with your retirement plan?Today we have Emily Guy Birken on the show and she shares with us why it's so difficult for some of us to prepare for retirement.  Emily talks about what holds us back and and what aspects of retirement tend to take people by surprise. One topic that stood out to me is how important it is to utilize your Roth IRA if you qualify and why it's so beneficial  Hear what she has to say about this topic and more on the podcast.Do you feel stuck, do you want to leave counting calories and dieting behind?  Do you feel you like you can achieve so much in life but your weight loss? Do you feel like you spend so much energy thinking about how to lose weight, what to eat, and if you can even keep the weight off once you get to goal?  I can help you tune into your body's hunger and fullness without feeling deprived.  I can teach you not only how to lose weight for good but how to sustain that weight loss.  So if you are tired of being tired and not losing weight then you are in the right place.  Set up your free 30 minute coaching session today at mominspiredshow.com/coaching  and if you can't find a time that works for you email me at amber@mominspiredshow.com  you can find all this information in the show notes, can't wait to meet you.If you liked this episode make sure to check out the episode with Deb Meyer about making your money work for you: Guest info:https://mominspiredshow.com/is-your-money-working-for-you-deb-meyer-150/Emily Guy BirkenWebsite: https://www.emilyguybirken.com/


8 Mar 2022

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Episode 257- How to Have a Fun Relationship with Money With  Emily Guy Birken and Joe Saul-Sehy

Journey To Launch

This week we welcome two guests: finance writer and author, Emily Guy Birken and host of the award-winning personal finance podcast, Stacking Benjamins, Joe Saul-Sehy. Emily and Joe join the podcast to discuss how to approach your money in a fun but effective way.  We discuss the first steps you can take to begin your financial independence journey, being proactive instead of reactive when it comes to your overall money goals and how letting your inner kid out can actually improve your financial life. Emily Guy Birken is an award-winning freelance writer in the financial sphere. Emily is the author of five books and her work has appeared in HuffPo, Business Insider, Kiplinger, MSN Money, and The Washington Post.  Joe Saul-Sehy learned about money the hard way and much of it as he was telling other people how to manage their money, as a financial advisor. After 16 years in the industry he created the award-winning podcast, Stacking Benjamins, one of the most listened to podcasts in the personal finance sphere. If you’re ready to get super-serious about your money management (just kidding), this episode is for you! In the episode we discuss: 🚀 Why playfulness and humor are important for improving your finances  🚀 The revolutionary act of drawing your dreams on a timeline  🚀 What to look for when it’s time to hire a financial advisor in your Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) journey  🚀 Mitigating risk management by asking, “What's my biggest risk and how do I handle it?” + more Other related blog posts/links mentioned in this episode: Stacked: Your Super-Serious Guide to Modern Money Management:  Emily’s first episode Compound Interest Calculator Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast Atomic Habits by James Clear  Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon Lighting A Candle Under Your Chance of Success Join the waitlist for my signature course, Map Your Way To Financial Independence, here. Check out my new personal website here. Join The Weekly Newsletter List Leave me a voicemail– Leave me a question on the Journey To Launch voicemail and have it answered on the podcast! Watch me on News12  Watch my latest segments on News12 YNAB –  Start managing your money and budgeting so that you can reach your financial dreams. Sign up for a free 34 days trial of YNAB, my go-to budgeting app by using my referral link. Connect with Emily: Website Instagram: @EmilyGuyBirken Facebook: @AuthorEmilyGuyBirken Twitter: @EmilyGuyBirken Connect with Joe: Website Instagram: @StackingBenjaminsPodcast Facebook: @IStackBenjamins Twitter: @AverageJoeMoney Connect with me: Instagram: @Journeytolaunch Twitter: @JourneyToLaunch Facebook: @Journey To Launch Join the Private Facebook Group Join the Waitlist for My FI Course Get The Free Jumpstart Guide


23 Feb 2022

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How To Get STACKED with Money - EP 200! w/ Joe Saul-Sehy & Emily Guy Birken

Frugal Friends Podcast

Ever found yourself sticking to old, boring finance guides that have been possibly passed down from four generations? We feel 'ya. For our 200th episode, we're joined by Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken, the authors of STACKED and they are here to show us how personal finance can be fun, and share some tips for staying motivated on the debt-payoff and savings building journey.  🎙️ https://bit.ly/3uQUnuc📑 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/ebook📣 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/bill-of-the-week/💸 https://www.frugalfriendspodcast.com/club-bff-waitlist/👉🏼 https://www.youtube.com/frugalfriends💃🏼 https://www.instagram.com/frugalfriendspodcast/Get full show notes here!Get our FREE Modern Frugal Living eBook here!Submit your bill of the week and get a shoutout from usJoin the waitlist for Financial Freedom MentorshipSubscribe for more on YouTubeHang out with us on Instagram!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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18 Feb 2022

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Finding the Fun in Reducing Financial Stress, with Emily Guy Birken

The MapleMoney Show

Have you ever avoided checking your credit card balance because it was too stressful? According to my guest this week, it’s human nature to push away the hard things in life. Thankfully, there are ways you can reduce your financial stress and gain flexibility with your finances. Emily Guy Birken is a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer and the author of five books including Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management, written with Joe Saul-Sehy. Emily joined me this week to talk about some of the money mindset issues that she’s tackled in her books. And that doesn’t mean you can’t find lighthearted humour in this topic, even while we discuss everything from the holocaust, to a zombie apocalypse. You can find the show notes for this episode at https://maplemoney.com/184 This episode of The MapleMoney Show is brought to you by Willful. Did you know that 57% of Canadian adults don’t have a will? Willful has made it more affordable, convenient, and easy for Canadians to create legal Will and Power of Attorney documents online from the comfort of home. In less than 20 minutes and for a fraction of the price of visiting a lawyer, you can gain peace of mind knowing you’ve put a plan in place to protect your children, pets, and loved ones in the event of an emergency. Get started for free at https://maplemoney.com/willful and use promo code MAPLEMONEY to save 15%.


16 Feb 2022