TFD 101 Selects

Hi, there! Welcome to The Financial Diet! This is the place where (hopefully) you will start talking about money for the first time in a way that doesn’t feel scary, judgmental, or boring as hell. We have thousands of articles that you should read about everything from investing on a budget to what foods are really worth the organic price tag, but we believe there are a few key places you should start.

These articles are by no means an exhaustive list of what we do, but they are the perfect place to start when you want to talk — and learn — about how to do money better. We can’t wait to see more of you around TFD, and in the meantime, enjoy reading a little bit of what we have to offer!

3 Rules For Saying “No” To Friends When You’re Trying To Save Money

4 Budgeting Rules I Follow To Help Me Earn More Money

When Spending On “Experiences” Is What’s Making You Broke

How To Make A Budget In Excel

7 Tips To Quickly Increase Your Credit Score

7 Rules My Husband And I Follow So We Don’t Fight About Money

The 4 Unspoken Rules Of A Healthy Relationship

Exactly How Much It Cost Me To Leave My Fiancé

13 Dos and Don’ts Of Talking To Your Friends About Money

6 Money Conversations I Need To Have Before Moving In With My SO

How Not To Buy Lunch

11 Things You Should Buy At The Grocery Store This Sunday (To Save You Money This Week)

7 Creative Ways To Save Money On Food Without Resorting To Instant Noodles

19 Ingredients Every Home Cook Needs In Their Kitchen

4 Copycat Takeout Recipes That Are Better (And Cheaper) Than The Real Thing

The 7 Strategies I Used To Become A Serious Investor On A $37,000 Salary

10 Truths About Money I’ve Learned To Accept

4 Basic Investing Techniques Every Beginner Should Know

4 Signs You’re Surviving Financially & How To Start Doing More With Your Money

15 Finance Terms That Don’t Scare Me Now That I Actually Know What They Mean

7 Things I Learned About Credit From Ruining My Own

5 Things I’m Giving Up To Pay Off $117,000 Of Debt In 3 Years

Everything I Learned From Four Years In The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

What To Do When Your Debt Situation Feels Hopeless (From A Student Loan Expert)

6 Productive Ways I Deal With Money Stress

12 Innovative Side Jobs That Will Help You Make Extra Money This Year

7 Things Your HR Manager Wants You To Know (But Can’t Tell You)

An Honest Breakdown Of What I Made As A Server Vs What I Made At An Entry-Level Job

How To Avoid Bad Answers To The Interview Questions Everybody Asks

How To Admit You Hate Your Job And Change Career Paths

11 Domestic Habits Everyone Should Have Mastered By 30

9 Things I Learned From No-Buy January

Exactly How Cutting Out Fast Fashion Changed The Way I Shop

9 Easy Home Decor Upgrades That Cost Less Than $25

8 Online Shopping Hacks That Are Worth The Extra 10 Minutes Of Effort

Why “Don’t Worry About Money, Just Travel” Is The Worst Advice Of All Time

Stop Taking Pride In Not Knowing How To Do Basic Shit

Why I Didn’t Post A Picture Of My Engagement Ring On Social Media

All The Money I Wasted Trying To Impress Dudes

10 Things I Learned Working At A Cheese Shop That I Didn’t Learn At The New Yorker