Emily Guy Birken

Emily Guy Birken is a personal finance writer and commentator who has been quoted as an expert source in Woman’s Day, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, and NBC News. She’s won a Plutus Award for personal finance writing and is the author of “The Five Years Before You Retire”

Articles by Emily Guy Birken

What You Need to Know to Refinance Student Loans With a Cosigner

If you refinance student loans with a cosigner, you could find it easier to qualify and get lower interest rates than applying on your own.... read more

Guide to Income-Contingent Repayment and Whether It’s Right for You

If you’re struggling to make payments on your federal student loans, the income-contingent repayment (ICR) plan could help make them more affordable. However, you could... read more