How to Get STACKED With Money – EP 200! w/ Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken

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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. 

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How to Get STACKED with Joe Saul-Sehy and Emily Guy Birken

In this episode we talk about why you should make personal finance fun and the story behind the “Stacked” Mindset. (And how we can get one!)

For those who’ve been working toward your financial goals for a while but feel stuck, we also talk about an easy-to-do task that anyone can accomplish to make some headway again.

Lastly, if someone is new to money management Joe and Emily share the first thing you should do with your money.

One way we keep money fun in our own lives

  • Joe: I make money fun with kids by lowering the utility bill like a limbo (gamifying).
  • Emily: Talk about goals with favorite travel destinations
  • Jen: Host a fun podcast 😉
  • Jill: Update on what our financial sacrifices have afforded us

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And thanks for sharing your bill Joe and Emily! Joe’s favorite person and man crush; Bill Hader. Meanwhile, Emily has a friend named Bill who is not that good at math and catastrophized the state of the world.

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