"A personal finance guide written in an actually helpful tone...approachable for people who don't have a clue how to create a formula in Excel or have just been too intimidated to figure out their own situation." ―BuzzFeed
"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
"Immediately useful advice you can actually implement no matter what you're working with, from two women who truly get it. Your future self will someday thank your present self for this good reading decision." ―Refinery29
"This book is the perfect gift to help recent grads make smart money decisions early on." ―Real Simple
"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
About the Author
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.