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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).
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
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By Wayne on 07-14-18
THE FINANCIAL DIET is written by and mostly for for female millennials (Gen Y which includes people currently 23 to 37 years old). Being a 75 year old married male (very late "silent generation") I am not part of this group. My wife is early Baby Boomer generation, our adult offspring aand their spouses are all mid Gen Xers and all six of my grandchildren are all Gen Z. I first learned about this book when leafing through a copy of my wife's Real Simple magazine which recommends it. When it came up as an Audible Daily Deal I purchased it. (Ironically, I suspect that most Real Simple subscribers are older that the Gen Y target group for this book.)
Author Chelsea Fagan's financial recommendations are certainly sound. This audiobook is listed at 3.5 hours in length, but when the time to read and understand the 184 page PDF which is included with the audio book a better estimate of time is likely 8 hours. Lauren Ver Hage is the author/illustrator.
Interestingly, THE FINANCIAL DIET is also is also a cook book because it provides both kitchen supplies and recipes to avoid eating out as much (or at all) as part of becoming financially sound. The book does not use the term but it makes the strong case for "living below your means". Fagan's book also gives dating advice and financial advice within marriage (she should have her own money to spend as she pleases separate from the family money). My wife and I handled this differently after trying separate checking accounts by having her handle our money while I stayed out of it and did not question her decisions; since she is more conservative than I financially it has worked well. The author does a nice job of narrating her book. I did not expect to like the book as much as I do; nor did I expect to spend more than 8 hours with it.
I stated earlier that my three adult children (and their spouses) are mid Gen X (that generation is approximately ages 38 to age 53). The Gen Y group this book was written for takes frequent use of crude words that Gen X started to use in everyday language to a new level. The author writes in a conversational style. If you object to almost constant use of crude language you should skip The Financial Diet. Me? I am frequently around my 40-something daughters and daughter-in-law so I'm accustomed to crude language.
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By kat. on 01-31-18
fan of the YouTube channel - fan of the book!
first off let me state that I am probably smack in the middle of the target demographic for this book. I already know TFD from their blog and YouTube channel, so I was exciting to read the book! it was nice to have an in order guide for really getting my $ life in order. and it's great to have digital copies of the info graphics available. the book is a good basic strating guide for getting you to think about money in the right way, it is not a textbook for answering all your financial questions more of a primer to get you going in the right direction. As a 20-somthing women it was inspiring and helpful, already knowing TFD there were no major surprises and already familiar with Chelsea Fagans voice from YouTube I didn't mind her as a narrator.
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