Emily Guy Birken

Emily Guy Birken is an independent personal finance writer who works in conjunction with Credible. Her expertise includes credit and debt management, budgeting, paying for college, student loans and retirement.

Emily started as a blogger-for-hire in 2010, during a brief pause from teaching high school English that became permanent. She has written about several money topics, from student loans to retirement, has been featured on Forbes, Kiplinger’s, Huffington Post, MSN Money and The Washington Post online, and authored 5 books.


How to take out a PhD loan

If you’re considering a PhD, these are the PhD student loans and other funding options available for your doctorate program. Learn more.