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The Financial Diet

The Financial Diet

A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money

Chelsea Fagan and Lauren ver Hage

Henry Holt and Co.

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How to get good with money, even if you have no idea where to start.

The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don’t care about personal finance. Whether you’re in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit. Chelsea Fagan has tapped a range of experts to help you make the best choices for you, but she also knows that being smarter with money isn’t just about what you put in the bank. It’s about everything—from the clothes you put in your closet, to your financial relationship habits, to the food you put in your kitchen (instead of ordering in again). So The Financial Diet gives you the tools to negotiate a raise and the perfect cocktail recipe to celebrate your new salary.

The Financial Diet will teach you:
• how to get good with money in a year.
• the ingredients everyone needs to have a budget-friendly kitchen.
• how to talk about awkward money stuff with your friends.
• the best way to make (and stick to!) a budget.
• how to take care of your house like a grown-up.
• what the hell it means to invest (and how you can do it).

Reviews

Praise for The Financial Diet

"Chelsea Fagan sets herself a high bar in writing THE FINANCIAL DIET: She wants to prove to people who know little about personal finance that investing is both vital and not all that difficult. Does she deliver? Yes, and surprisingly well."—The New York Times

"Based on Fagan’s popular blog, The Financial Diet—TFD for short—this book dispenses practical, no-nonsense financial advice, with balance as a key ingredient for success...Whip-smart, collaborative, and mindful, The Financial Diet dispenses timeless advice that goes above and beyond asking readers to give up their avocado toast." —Booklist

"Fagan elevates her book above other beginner guides by showing how finances and aspects of lifestyle such as diet and your relationship with money intertwine...The breezy lifestyle-magazine-like writing style and easy-to-digest layout make this guide a useful and readable resource." Publishers Weekly

"This handy manual is packed with concise, clear advice on fundamentals like maintaining a personal budget and building credit. Fagan, a journalist and successful blogger, strikes a breezy, cordial tone on the page. Untangling knotty topics such as investing and retirement planning, she delivers a crash course in economics that’s informative and—yes!—enjoyable...With a nifty layout by designer Lauren Ver Hage, this appealing book can help you make 2018 the year of spending—and saving—wisely." —BookPage

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About the author

Chelsea Fagan and Lauren ver Hage

Chelsea Fagan is a writer and the cofounder of popular website and YouTube channel “The Financial Diet.” After not graduating from college, she began her writing career at Thought Catalog, where she spent three years before starting The Financial Diet as a personal blog in August of 2014. In between, she’s written for dozens of outlets, including The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, VICE, and Grantland, and published a first book, I’m Only Here for the WiFi.

Lauren Ver Hage is an art director and the cofounder of The Financial Diet living and working in New York City. She graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a major in visual communication design, and from there worked as an art director at an advertising agency and a freelance designer for Nickelodeon, before moving on to cofound The Financial Diet.

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