The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don’t care about personal finance. Chelsea Fagan would know: She started The Financial Diet blog because she didn’t want to treat her financial health the way she was treating her body — by eating an entire bag of jalapeno kettle chips at night and then wondering why she felt awful the next morning. She was determined to stop being “bad with money”—and it worked. Today, the blog has grown into a vibrant web community, one where money is actually interesting to talk about. Building from its online following, The Financial Diet is your savvy older sister, your trusted friend, and the girl at the office who always seems to have her shit together all rolled into one.
The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, consider investments, and deal with your credit. Chelsea 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 the food you put in your kitchen (instead of ordering in--again). The book includes budget recipes, wardrobe longevity tips and tricks, and affordable DIY decorating projects. It gives you the tools to negotiate a raise, and then provides the perfect cocktail recipe to celebrate your new salary.