5 tips to make money management fun

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Every year, people spend nearly $200 billion on video games: that’s more than we spend on sports and movies combined.

Obviously, we like to have fun and play games. But here’s a question: what if we take games out of the fantasy world and put them into the real world? What if we could make tasks like managing our money more of a game and less of a chore? In short, what if we could make money management fun?

That’s what we’re going to talk about today. Stacy Johnson and I are joined by rookie producer and investor Aaron Freeman. Today’s special guest is Emily Guy Birken, co-author of “Stacked: Your Super-Serious Guide to Modern Money Management and Ending Financial Stress Now.” She’s going to walk us through what we need to know to make money fun.

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What makes money management so scary?

We start by looking at what makes money management so scary. How come we dread looking at the budget? Emily takes us through those emotions, and we talk about how to make it a little more fun.

How to make money management more fun

If you’re hoping to get your budget under control — or at least come up with a spending plan, we’ve got some tips for you in part two of our podcast episode. We talk about what makes it fun. Or at least how can you fool yourself into thinking it’s fun.

Meet this week’s guest, Emily Guy Birken

Emily Guy Birken / Money Talks News

Emily Guy Birken is a former educator, lifelong money enthusiast, and Plutus Award-winning freelance writer who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors. His background in education allows him to make complex financial topics accessible and easily understood by the layman.

His work has appeared on The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Kiplinger, MSN Money and The Washington Post online.

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.

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About Hosts

Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He is a CPA and also licensed in stocks, commodities, major options, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor securities and real estate.

Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She has covered personal finance and investment topics for nearly 20 years. When she’s not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading, and the outdoors.

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