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Uncover the financial truth behind every part of life. Join host Chelsea Fagan, CEO of The Financial Diet, for a weekly deep-dive with experts to get a real-life look at earning, spending, and losing money. We’re holding a mic to the money talk we whisper about. New episodes drop every Monday.

The Financial Confessions The Financial Diet

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 380 Ratings

Uncover the financial truth behind every part of life. Join host Chelsea Fagan, CEO of The Financial Diet, for a weekly deep-dive with experts to get a real-life look at earning, spending, and losing money. We’re holding a mic to the money talk we whisper about. New episodes drop every Monday.

    Franchesca Ramsey On The Finances Of Divorce & The Cost Of Going Viral

    Franchesca Ramsey On The Finances Of Divorce & The Cost Of Going Viral

    Thanks to SoFi for sponsoring The Financial Confessions. Go to http://sofi.com/million to enter SoFi’s Forget Your Student Debt Sweepstakes and view official rules. Void where prohibited.
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    Chelsea speaks with writer and producer Franchesca Ramsey about going through a divorce in the public eye, monetizing your life amidst the Try Guys PR fiasco, and how to create an online brand that doesn't infringe on your actual life.
    Franchesca on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chescaleigh
    Franchesca's Website: https://www.franchesca.net/
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    The Financial Diet site: http://www.thefinancialdiet.com
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    How To Pay Off 6-Figure Debt While Living Luxuriously

    How To Pay Off 6-Figure Debt While Living Luxuriously

    Thanks, Nuuly! Go to Chelsea's Nuuly Link and use code TFD20 for $20 off your first month  
    Get $15 off at https://nutrafol.com when you use promo code TFC
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    In this week's episode, Chelsea welcomes Cindy Zuniga Sanchez back to the pod to discuss her new book, paying off $200K debt, spending on luxury items and when spending on "experiences" becomes just as mindless as spending on things.
    Click here to get Cindy's book! https://bookshop.org/a/82703/9781119902324
    MORE FROM TFD
    Join our membership program, The Society at TFD to get exclusive bonus content + access to tons of other perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSPYNpQ2fHv9HJ-q6MIMaPw/join
    The Financial Diet site: http://www.thefinancialdiet.com
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    • 52 min
    Dietitian Abbey Sharpe On Diet Culture, Toxic Wellness, And The Dangers Of ”Eating Clean”

    Dietitian Abbey Sharpe On Diet Culture, Toxic Wellness, And The Dangers Of ”Eating Clean”

    Thanks, Nuuly! Go to Chelsea's Nuuly Link  and use code TFD20 for $20 off your first month.
    See for yourself why Chime is so loved at https://chime.com/tfc. That’s https://chime.com/tfc. Chime is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services and debit card provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A.; Members FDIC. Early access to direct deposit funds depends on payer. SpotMe eligibility requirements and overdraft limits apply. See https://chime.com/spotme. Chime was the 2021 #1 most downloaded banking app in the US according to Apptopia®.
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    Welcome back to The Financial Confessions!
    In our season 4 premiere, Chelsea talks with dietitian and YouTuber Abbey Sharp about the biggest diet culture myths, what mindful eating actually looks like, and how to create a better relationship with food.
    MORE FROM TFD
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    The Financial Diet site: http://www.thefinancialdiet.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefinancialdiet
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFDiet
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefinancialdiet/?hl=en

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Everyday Financial Scams Pretending To Help You

    The Everyday Financial Scams Pretending To Help You

    Thanks to SoFi for sponsoring Too Good To Be True. Go to https://www.sofi.com/million to enter SoFi’s Forget Your Student Debt Sweepstakes. Terms and conditions apply. Void where prohibited.
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    Welcome to our all-new podcast series Too Good To Be True, covering financial scams and scam artists. Too Good To Be True is a 9-part miniseries dropping every Monday in The Financial Confessions feed on your preferred streaming platform. The Financial Confessions will be back on Monday, November 14th!
    In the final TGTBT episode of season 1, Julia and Ryan dive into the various predatory financial scams that seem like they're here to help, from debt consolidation to whole life insurance to everything in-between.
    FOLLOW OUR HOSTS!
    Follow Ryan on Twitter! https://twitter.com/ryanhoulihan
    Follow Julia on Two Cents! https://www.youtube.com/c/TwoCentsPBS
    MORE FROM TFD:
    Join our Recession Roadmap retreat with the exclusive YouTube discount here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-recession-roadmap-retreat-tickets-432131937257?discount=YTTGTBT
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    The Financial Diet site: http://www.thefinancialdiet.com
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Real Housewives Empires: MLMs, Scams, And Fake Girlbosses

    The Real Housewives Empires: MLMs, Scams, And Fake Girlbosses

    Thanks to this week's sponsor, Chime! See for yourself why Chime is so loved at chime.com/toogood. That’s chime.com/toogood. Chime is a financial technology company, not a bank. Banking services and debit card provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A.; Members FDIC. Early access to direct deposit funds depends on payer. SpotMe eligibility requirements and overdraft limits apply. See chime.com/spotme. Chime was the 2021 #1 most downloaded banking app in the US according to Apptopia®.
    ***
    Welcome to our all-new podcast series Too Good To Be True, covering financial scams and scam artists. Too Good To Be True is a 9-part miniseries dropping every Monday in The Financial Confessions feed on your preferred streaming platform. The Financial Confessions will be back on Monday, November 14th!
    In this week's episode of Too Good To Be True, Ryan and Julia explore the many shady empires of the Real Housewives franchise, from MLMs to diet products to outright financial fraud.
    ***
    FOLLOW OUR HOSTS!
    Follow Ryan on Twitter! https://twitter.com/ryanhoulihan
    Follow Julia on Two Cents! https://www.youtube.com/c/TwoCentsPBS
    MORE FROM THE FINANCIAL DIET:
    The Financial Diet site: http://www.thefinancialdiet.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefinancialdiet
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFDiet
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefinancialdiet/?hl=en

    • 57 min
    The Hidden Expenses Of Poverty: Check Cashing, Payday Lending, & Other Scams

    The Hidden Expenses Of Poverty: Check Cashing, Payday Lending, & Other Scams

    Register to join Chelsea's free workshop HOW TO BUDGET AN UNPREDICTABLE INCOME here, and receive a free 25-page budget workbook just for signing up: https://bit.ly/3F8mvy3
     
    In this week's episode of Too Good To Be True, Ryan and Julia dive into the shady world of companies that prey on the poor -- often by charging them just to access their own money.
     
    Join our membership program, The Society at TFD, to get access to perks, including exclusive bonus content:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSPY...
     
    Follow Ryan on Twitter!
    https://twitter.com/ryanhoulihan
     
    Follow Julia on Two Cents!
    https://www.youtube.com/c/TwoCentsPBS
     
    The Financial Diet site:
    http://www.thefinancialdiet.com
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefinancialdiet
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFDiet
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefinancialdiet/?hl=en

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
380 Ratings

380 Ratings

nnylvb ,

Offers great financial insights!

Love this podcast! This is my favorite finance podcast! Chelsea is a fantastic host, always asks great questions, and stays on topic and great at driving the conversation. I’ve learned quite a bit from listening and appreciate the variety of guests she has on from financial experts to food bloggers to fashion experts - while all staying relevant to money topics.

Mia 1798 ,

New show isn’t on par with the old one

Too Good To Be True just isn’t as savvy as the old show in which Chelsea hosted and interviewed professionals. The most recent episode features someone who graduated with $15,000 in student loan debt for their art degree (which is really quite low), took an unpaid internship post-grad, and defaulted on their loan. I’m not here to shame anyone but stories like this don’t really resonate with a money-savvy audience. Also the hosts make sweeping statements without any regard for nuance. Finally, the hosts themselves don’t seem to be very good with money (e.g. taking on debt to pay for cosmetic surgery).

dan2460349979 ,

Fix levels

Hi! Listener of several years-the levels have been a bit all over the place recently. Super quiet, so I turn the volume up, then I get blasted away! Can this be fixed?

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