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Chelsea Fagan

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The Financial Diet
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Last week, I got really freaking sick. It sucked in a lot of ways, but one of the worst and weirdest side effects was nausea that still hasn’t gone away over a week later. (I think it was from the antibiotic, but for some reason, my stomach still isn’t down for much.) One of the … Continued The post 10 People On The One Thing They Waste Money On Without Even ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 12:24 PM
1. Making the bed every day really does make a difference. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but it really does set the tone for the day. If nothing else gets accomplished in the morning, just make the bed. You trick yourself into believing, just for a second, that you are a … Continued The post 10 Little Secrets I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self appeared ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 9:35 AM
There are many ways you can help improve the world around you, and one of them is living in an eco-friendly home. However, Energy Star appliances and expensive physical upgrades may not be within your budget — especially if you’re just out of school, or just moving into your first home. Instead of investing in … Continued The post 5 Simple & Inexpensive DIYs To Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly appeared ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 2:43 PM
When it comes to the big three for daily spending, our money goes to home, food, and transportation. Food is by far one of the more challenging areas. The big issue with food comes from a lack of planning. When you don’t have a plan, you resort to fast food, restaurants, and prepackaged meals. All of these … Continued The post 4 Money-Saving Things To Do Before Your Next Grocery Shopping Trip appeared ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 1:59 PM
Writing has always been a passion of mine — the type that makes me always carry a little notebook in my purse in case I come up with an idea for an article or the plot line for a story. My love for words started when I first realized I could enter completely new worlds … Continued The post Why I’m Glad My Job Has Nothing To Do With My Passion ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 11:54 AM
Have you ever felt pressured into spending money just because you didn’t want to miss out on an experience? I’m going to guess that almost everyone answered with a resounding “yes,” and I am right there with you. Here’s an example…Garth Brooks did a nine-concert stand here in Edmonton, and it was all everyone could talk … Continued The post 4 Steps To Stick To Your Budget & Overcome FOMO For Good ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 10:52 AM
I walked in short on breath and with eyes nearly glazed over with nerves; my boss’ office never looked so impressive. I figured that since my supervisor is a reasonable woman who is good at what she does, leveling with her wouldn’t be too tall of an order. I had never asked for a raise … Continued The post The Exact 6-Step Process I Used To Get A Raise appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 9:48 AM
By far, the most controversial topic that I discuss on my blog is my decision to live with my parents while my hubby and I pay off six figures of student loan debt in just three years. The feedback I receive from readers is mostly positive and encouraging, but every post about boomerang kids is … Continued The post 5 Reasons I’m Proud To Be A “Boomerang Kid” Who Lives With ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 12:39 PM
I started building an emergency fund my senior year of college, and have had one ever since. Maintaining that pool of money has been one of the best financial habits I’ve developed — but I haven’t always been wise with my savings. I now have dedicated savings accounts that I pull from instead of happily raiding … Continued The post 6 (Legit And Not-So-Legit) Things I Have Raided My Emergency Fund For ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 11:03 AM
I consider myself pretty carefree when it comes to budgeting. My husband and I share a joint bank account and bill-paying duties. We live within our means, with a solid nest-egg of savings that we started together after our wedding almost two years ago. We have a great income. We have great jobs, with great … Continued The post The Financial & Emotional Costs Of Infertility appeared first on The Financial ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 9:42 AM


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