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Chelsea Fagan

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The Financial Diet
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ContinuedIt is, in general, a widely-accepted opinion that Sunday is the best day of the week, and with the exception of the Monday Blues that begin to creep up during the Sunday-evening hours, we agree. Sunday is the ultimate Get Your Shit Together day, and the perfect day to both relax, unwind, and plan for the … The post My Sunday Routine That Makes Every Week A Good One appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 22 2018 @ 1:25 PM
ContinuedDisclaimer: I still live at home and struggle with money daily, and that’s perfectly okay. Some things take time, like getting your shit together. But I’m here writing about the success I’ve found in my methods, so I’d say I’ve done something right. Remember, always reward yourself for the steps you’ve completed with success. It keeps … The post 3 Money-Management Tactics That Helped My Anxiety & Self-Confidence appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 11:38 PM
ContinuedThis article brought to you by Status Money. When I look back on all the things I regret about my twenty-second year (and yes it’s a bit of an arbitrary number in some ways, but I think we can all agree that for most people, it represents a good amount of shifting from “still considering … The post 5 Things I Wish I Knew About Myself At 22 appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 11:39 AM
ContinuedI’ll admit — I’ve dated a coworker before. If your eyebrows are raised, good. That’s the correct response. But it’s true; my longest relationship was with a former coworker. We dated for four years, and we managed to outlast our involvement at the company, but ultimately it was one big, longwinded learning experience. So, I … The post 12 Do’s & Don’ts I Learned From Dating A Coworker appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 11:20 AM
ContinuedThis year, I decided to participate in Dryuary in solidarity with my dad and sister. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Dryuary is a campaign sponsored by Moderation Management, a behavioral change program and national support network based in St. Louis, Missouri. For the entire month of January, participants abstain from alcohol … The post 3 Unexpected Ways My Life Changed When I Cut Out Alcohol For ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 10:32 AM
ContinuedI have never felt like the fad follower when it comes to food. By that I mean, I haven’t done the cabbage soup or the grapefruit diet. But in hindsight, I’ve done my fair share of diets. While I’ve never felt restricted, each time, there was still a sense of “right” and “wrong,” foods and … The post 8 Things I Learned About Physical & Financial Health From Being A ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 4:53 PM
ContinuedMoving across the country can be one of the greatest and hardest things you’ll ever do. No matter what age you are, you’re going to have to get used to all the new aspects of a new city. As someone who recently moved from Idaho to Missouri entirely by myself, I totally know ALL the … The post 10 Steps To Not Hate Your Life After Moving To A New ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 2:46 PM
ContinuedYou know the screen on tax software where you check off any major life events' We hit 90% of those in 2017: New home' Check Sold home' Check Refinanced home' Check Got married' Check Changed jobs' Check Started a business' Check 2017 was an incredible year. I swung between overwhelmed and overjoyed. At times, I … The post How We Bought A Home, Got Married, & Saved 50% Of Our ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 12:53 PM
ContinuedAnyone who has lived past 22 (or currently is 22… or has ever met a 22-year-old) can attest to the fact that it is a trying time in nearly everyone’s life. Those few, dense years between 18 and 22 seem to be exclusively reserved for making ill-advised decisions, attempting to follow through with half-baked plans for the ~elusive~ future, and trying to craft a comfortable, satisfying adult-life for oneself in … The post 7 Things I Wish I Did Differently At 22 appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 11:53 AM
ContinuedIt always starts out in a similar way — I’ll casually say to someone I’ve  known for a while, “Well, my husband is a little older than me.” More often than not, they’ll respond with, “Yeah, I meant to ask…” My husband just turned 45, making him 16 years older than me. Most people are used … The post What Being Married To An Older Man Looks Like, Financially appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 10:55 AM


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