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Business & Economics

'Stacked' authors say it's time to stop taking money management so seriously

"Stacked" Book Jacket
Penguin Random House

This interview is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.

Yes, money management is vital. No, it doesn't have to be dull. Financial authors Emily Guy Birken and Joe Saul-Sehy paired up on the new book Stacked: Your Super Serious Guide to Modern Money Management.

Is it okay to joke about money during times of job loss and economic uncertainty? What about when the financial deck is stacked against marginalized communities? Guy Birken and Saul-Sehy say the serious nature of money, policy, and human behavior lend themselves to some light-hearted treatment in order to alleviate the stress and build wealth during turbulent times.

From wrapping your credit card in a a full sheet of paper before you fold it into your wallet to eating your cupboards down to their barest selves in order to gamify stretching the grocery budget, the authors and In the Moment host Lori Walsh share tips and tricks to lighten the mood around money.