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Chelsea Fagan

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The Financial Diet
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Here at TFD, we are constantly looking for new and interesting ways to get good with money. Changing your “money mindset” (i.e. the way you think about money) is something you’ll hear about all over the personal finance stratosphere — and for good reason. Without the right mindset, it’s basically impossible to budget or increase … Continued The post The Training Method That Helped Me Boost My Running Time — & ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 1:43 PM
A few days ago, I found myself ever-so-eloquently Google searching “How much to spend on Christmas gifts total.” Weird that I’d even have to Google that, but I have my reasons. I moved out of my parents’ house on New Year’s Day 2017, which means that this holiday season is the very first I’ve spent … Continued The post 11 People On Exactly How Much They Budget For Holiday Gifting appeared ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 11:30 AM
Let me start by saying that I am not a professional baker. But one of my favorite things to do is go through cookbooks and try to learn new things. New techniques, new recipes, different ingredients, etc. There are a few things in my kitchen that I make on my own for a fraction of … Continued The post The Cost Of 3 Treats I Make At Home vs. The Store-Bought ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 9:35 AM
Ask any of my primary school classmates, and they’ll tell you: I was shy. Painfully so. Like, couldn’t-make-eye-contact-with-extended-family kind of shy. I spent my early life in the safe space of a library. Always reading, always writing, rarely speaking. But there was a slight problem… I had big, all-consuming, contradictory goals: I wanted to travel, lead teams and, … Continued The post What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Finding Success As An ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 12:30 PM
As someone who flinches every time she buys something “expensive,” it has been a bit of a journey to fully appreciate the wisdom of shopping for quality. Concepts like “value for money” or “cost per wear” have gradually become part of the lexicon and thought process. It is still difficult to resist grabbing the items … Continued The post The 5 Rules I Use To Justify Whether Or Not I Can ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 11:12 AM
Can someone please explain to me how it’s already the middle of November' I feel like, for every passing birthday, the Big Guy Upstairs turns the MPH up on my life speedometer, and if it’s this bad at 30, I can only imagine what 70 feels like. Woof. Good news, though: While there are fewer … Continued The post 10 Money Goals You Can Conquer By The New Year appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 9:40 AM
Through college, I felt like meal-prepping was this extremely “adult” thing that I would basically never figure out, and therefore didn’t even want to try. I basically subsisted on a diet of even parts takeout curry, Chipotle, and entire blocks of cheese to supplement the free meals I got for being a dining hall cashier. … Continued The post 7 Kitchen Items That Helped Me Become A Meal-Prep Wunderkind — & ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Watching someone you love slowly die of something you cannot prevent or lessen is the worst form of emotional torture imaginable. I wouldn’t wish the experience on my worst enemy. But life doesn’t care if what it throws at you is hard, impossible, unimaginable — it presses on, and it’s up to you to decide … Continued The post What Happened When I Became A Caregiver To My Dying Father In ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 12:19 PM
As a college student, you’ll already know how frustrating finances can be and how expensive everyday living in college can turn out. It’s no wonder that so many more college students are turning to getting part-time jobs to help them cover costs. However, not everybody is going to want (or be able) to work in … Continued The post 9 Work-From-Home Side Jobs You Can Do Without “Real-World” Experience appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 11:23 AM
I am a die-hard night owl. No matter how old I get, I firmly believe that 2 AM is the best time to have a conversation. My soul longs for the intimacy of the night, and my best memories fall between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM. (As long as 5 AM marks … Continued The post 6 Ways I’m Adjusting To My Early-Morning Work Schedule As A Lifelong ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 9:36 AM


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