We invite you to listen to our podcast. In our interviews with fascinating people, we ask all sorts of questions, particularly focused on lessons about business and finance that they learned as children. Scroll down to click on specific episodes. There you will find more detailed biographies for each guest and our show notes. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and YouTube. Enjoy!


Choose the Nickel wishes you a very merry Christmas. George and Christina Bailey, the founders, take a look behind of scenes of Choose the Nickel and more.


Subscribe on:


George Bailey is a consultant and also works in the financial services industry, specializing in life insurance. He has experience with alternative investments in real estate and natural resources and in the U.S. immigrant investor visa program. George discovered his passion for financial literacy in children shortly before graduating from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

Prior to attending law school, George taught foreign languages for nine years, capping his career in language teaching with the Wolfgang Mittermaier Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen in Germany. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, German, and Danish.

In his community, George sits on the board of directors for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis and is an advisory board member for nonprofit organization Money Smarts School of Finance for Children.

George met, proposed to, and married Christina Bailey in 2006. They have four children: Joseph, William, Elizabeth, and Madeline.​

Christina's primary focus is always and forever the health, emotional, and spiritual welfare of her husband, George, and their four children. She advocates for and nurtures each child in their unique needs (which include Autism, ADHD, high IQ, dyslexia, Asperger's). Her goal is that each child will have every opportunity to reach their potential and fully participate in the wonder of life and the joy of service. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers Christina many opportunities to serve in her community, where she plays the organ for her congregation and accompanies the choir.

While holding two bachelor's degrees (Chinese language, Linguistics), Christina also has studied—both formally and informally—science, engineering, math, cooking, music, and art. She has varying levels of mastery in Spanish, Chinese, French, German, and Russian. 

Christina teaches piano and has professional experience in editing and language translation. She also held student internships working in a clean room at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, where she grew up.



  • Tell us what this episode is about. [1:09]

  • What is your role in Choose the Nickel? How did Choose the Nickel start? [3:17]

  • What are some of the things we've improved upon in the course of the last nine months of the podcast? [11:59]

  • Let's put our focus on childhood financial literacy in perspective. [16:51]

  • Tell me about the favorite things you've learned over the past nine months from the podcast. [23:37]

  • Let's talk about some of the developments on the horizon for the podcast. [29:46]

  • What is your favorite charitable cause? [34:51]



© 2018 Choose the Nickel. Logo created by Jeremy Beck. Website created with


  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey LinkedIn Icon
  • Grey Pinterest Icon
  • Grey iTunes Icon
  • Grey SoundCloud Icon
  • imageedit_9_6965982180
  • Grey YouTube Icon