WHAT IS TFD?

The Financial Diet is a blog about personal finance and living better (without being boring). Founded by writer Chelsea Fagan in August 2014 as a personal blog to track her budget, TFD has grown into a living, breathing conversation about money, with a wide community of contributors, hundreds of personal stories, and expert testimony in everything from creating a budget to avoiding $10 office salads.

Here, you’ll find financial confessions about the secrets we never share, advice from real people who had to learn things the hard way, and passionate opinions about every choice we make on the path to Serious Adulthood. There is no mistake too embarrassing for us, and no one is too much of a beginner to learn how to take control of their lives. The Financial Diet is the place where everyone can finally shake off the money taboo.

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MEET THE TEAM

  • CHELSEA FAGAN

    Chelsea Fagan is a writer, home cook, and the founder of TFD. She is currently on the road from ‘absolutely terrible with money’ to ‘pretty good with money,’ and in the meantime, is probably panicking over an overcooked roast.

  • LAUREN VER HAGE

    Lauren Ver Hage is an art director and graphic designer. She works to bring TFD to life, visually. Hobbies include: combining script and san serif typefaces, designing infographics, and photographing various TFD adventures.

  • ANNIE ATHERTON

    Annie leads business development, partnerships, and marketing at TFD. Long before joining the team, she was TFD’s first and biggest fan, having witnessed its inception and followed its growth into the dynamic community it is today.

  • HOLLY TRANTHAM

    Holly is The Financial Diet’s managing editor. She works to continue growing the brand that made her less afraid of facing her bank account and hopes she can do the same for someone else. She lives in upper Manhattan and tries her best not to follow dogs home.

  • MARY PARISI

    Mary is TFD’s Social Media Manager. If you want to chat about money, go drop a line on one of TFD’s social platforms. If you want to chat about her ridiculously cute bulldog, go follow her on Twitter.

  • CANDICE MARIE

    Candice Maire is TFD’s graphic design assistant. Her book shelf is filled with self help & personal finance books. She enjoys working out, taking long walks to the bank and eating dark chocolate.

  • SHAMMARA LAWRENCE

    Shammara is a New York-based writer, editor, and TFD’s editorial assistant. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her binge-watching Youtube videos, eating copious amounts of pasta or talking about her love of fashion and beauty on Twitter.

THE TFD CONTRIBUTORS

The team above is a big part of TFD, but their voices alone are not enough to drive a fascinating and diverse conversation about what it means to be good with money (and good at life). We are always looking to hear more stories, and to grow the network of TFD contributors. The more we talk to each other, the smarter we are.

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