Emily Guy Birken

Author and Personal Finance Expert

Emily Guy Birken is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and 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. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Kiplinger's, MSN Money and The Washington Post. She is the author of four books: Choose Your Retirement, Making Social Security Work for You, End Financial Stress Now, and the best-seller The 5 Years Before You Retire. Emily lives in Milwaukee with her family.


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