What is The Financial Confessions?

Every week, Chelsea sits down with fascinating guests to talk about all things money-related. The show will feature influencers, CEOs, celebrities, and financial experts. (If you have anyone you’d be dying to see featured, let us know in the comments!)

Where can I listen/watch?

We’ll be sharing The Financial Confessions in video format on our YouTube channel, as well in audio format across all podcast platforms — so no matter which app you use for your own listening, we’ve got you covered.




Cindy of Zero-Based Budget On Paying Off A $200k Debt In 4 Years, And What Comes After









Chelsea speaks with Cindy Zuniga from Zero-Based Budget Coaching all about law school, paying off tons of debt in a short period, coming from an immigrant family, and using your privilege to help your community.

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Chelsea On Financial Changes Post-COVID, Navigating Times Of Anxiety, & Her Favorite Real Housewife

In our last TFC episode of this season, Chelsea answers listeners’ most controversial money questions. Thank you to everyone who has listened to this season — we’ll be back before you know it!

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Money YouTuber Yanely Espinal On Financial Mistakes, Horror Stories, & Triumphs

Chelsea speaks with financial educator Yanely Espinal about her biggest money cautionary tale, growing up in Brooklyn and going to an Ivy League school, and dealing with credit card debt when you weren’t afforded a solid financial education growing up.

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Carmen of Make Real Cents On Being Sued For Student Loans, Working On Wall Street & Learning To Code









Chelsea speaks with Carmen Perez of Make Real Cents all about making it through quarantine financially, leaving her Wall Street career for the startup world, bringing personal finance to Tik Tok, and paying off student loan debt.

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Cindy of Zero-Based Budget On Paying Off A $200k Debt In 4 Years, And What Comes After









Chelsea speaks with Cindy Zuniga from Zero-Based Budget Coaching all about law school, paying off tons of debt in a short period, coming from an immigrant family, and using your privilege to help your community.

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A Family Law Attorney On Virtual Court, The Impact Of Abuse, & How Quarantine Exposes Bad Marriages

Chelsea speaks with NYC-based family law attorney Aimee Richter about how families are coping with quarantine, the domestic issues that are even more apparent during this time, and what it’s like to go to court over Zoom.

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Chelsea Fagan On Her Money Fails, Starting From Zero, & How Anyone Can Get Better With Money Today









Chelsea talks solo about her personal journey with money, the big credit card mistake that majorly influenced her young adulthood, and how she started getting good with money when she thought she’d never be able to.

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Kara Brown On The Finances Of Hollywood, Talking About Money, & Her Long-Term Goals









Chelsea sits down with TV writer and podcaster Kara Brown to talk about money in Hollywood, how to eliminate financial stress, and how she’s working towards her long-term money goals.

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A Mindfulness Expert On Navigating COVID, Adjusting Expectations, And Finding Balance









In this episode, Chelsea sits down with mindfulness expert, professor, and associate director of Global Spiritual Life at NYU Melissa Carter to discuss mental health, self-acceptance, mindful living, and how money impacts all of the above.

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A CFP On Making An Emergency Budget, Getting Out Of Debt, And Low-Income Advice









Chelsea sits down to talk with CFP Brittney Castro all about how to make good money moves even when you’re on a low income, from working out your emergency budget to what to do with the money you can afford to save.

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A Money Expert On Losing Your Job, Changing Your Plans, & Rethinking Your Identity










In this week’s episode, money expert Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez discusses the issues with tying your identity to your career, especially amid COVID-19 and our new reality. She also discusses her husband’s job loss and their loss of income, and how they’re changing their plans moving forward.

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For Harriet’s Kimberly Foster On Racism, Feminism, Convincing Internet Strangers, & The Kardashians









In this episode, Chelsea speaks with YouTuber Kimberly Foster from the channel For Harriet, all about how internet feminism falls short, talking about racism on YouTube, and how to build a sustainable online presence and career while staying true to who you are.

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A Professional Organizer On What To Keep, What To Get Rid Of, And How To Live Better At Home










In this episode, Chelsea speaks with professional organizer Jolin Polasek, owner of Sage Organization and Design, about all the things we’re doing wrong in our homes, and how to fix them — from not using vertical space to letting dirty clothes pile up on that random chair.

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Investment Expert Amanda Holden On Navigating COVID, Thinking Long-Term, & Why We Will Bounce Back









Chelsea speaks with investment expert Amanda Holden on all our most pressing money concerns — from investing through a global crisis to how to think long-term when our short term is so uncertain.

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Chelsea & Producer Ryan On Celebrities, Influencers, And Social Media In Quarantine










In this episode, Chelsea speaks with producer Ryan Houlihan all about how celebrities are handling their upturned lives during coronavirus, and what we’ve learned during quarantine through social media.

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Chelsea Fagan Answers Questions About Social Distancing, Fear, & The Future Of Your Money









In this episode, Chelsea answers your questions — in a responsible, socially distanced way — about coping with isolation, handling fear and anxiety, and planning for a future that feels uncertain.

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Therapist Kati Morton On Managing Your Anxiety & Your Money

Therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton talks all things money and mental health, from common misconceptions of therapy, to ways to manage money anxiety, to talking to your loved ones about money problems.

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Money Expert Farnoosh Torabi On Protecting Your Finances, Leaving The City, & Outearning Her Husband









Chelsea talks with Farnoosh Torabi all about the realities faced by women who outearn their husbands, how to protect your money in times of crisis, and why she left NYC now that her kids are older.

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WheezyWaiter On Intermittent Fasting, Internet Sobriety, & The Money-Saving Power Of Habit

Chelsea talks with beloved YouTuber WheezyWaiter all about challenging yourself, trying new things, and building new habits, from drinking less alcohol to intermittent fasting to exercising and eating less sugar.

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Tasha Cochran Of One Big Happy Life On IVF, Good vs Bad Debt, & Quitting Your Job

This week, Chelsea sits down with Tasha Cochran from One Big Happy Life to tackle some controversial and emotional money topics

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Graham Stephan On Capitalism, Becoming A YouTube Millionaire, & The Best Money He’s Ever Spent

This week, Chelsea and Graham Stephan sat down once again to answer your most burning money questions — from how to find the best bank account to how they approach money differently.

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Ask Polly’s Heather Havrilesky On Self-Help, Tim Ferriss, & Getting Healthier With Money

This week, Chelsea sat down with Heather Havrilesky to talk all things money, work, work-life balance, and the realities of marriage.

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Beth of Budget Bytes on Meal Prep, Cheap Recipes, and the Best Things at Trader Joe’s

This week we got to chat with Beth Monel (a.k.a. Budget Bytes) all about how she got into cooking, making the most of your ingredients, and why so many food bloggers write personal stories with their recipes.

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Millennial Financial Advisor Doug Boneparth On What Younger Generations Should Do With Their Money

This week we got to talk to Douglas Boneparth, a millennial CFP, about student debt, marriage, kids, retirement, and all the other life events that younger generations have on the horizon.

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A Divorce Lawyer On Prenups, Ugly Money Arguments, & What People Don’t Know About Divorce

Should you get a pre-nup? A post-nup? Just wing it? This week we chat with divorce lawyer James Sexton about splitting up, staying together, and loving each other either way.

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Ashley C. Ford On Growing Up Poor, Boomers vs Millennials, And Overcoming Your Shame

Writer Ashley C. Ford gives her super honest thoughts about money, including the unfair realities present in the media industry and how much she really makes as a writer.

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Kelly Cutrone On “The Hills,” The Finances Of Reality TV, & Her Best Business Advice

This week we have PR maven, author, and TV legend Kelly Cutrone in the studio to discuss the financial realities of reality TV – from shows like The Hills to America’s Next Top Model.

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The Financial Diet’s COO On When We’d Sell The Company, What We Won’t Do, And The Future of TFD

TFD partner and COO Annie Atherton tells us about her background, why she does the work she does, and explains how TFD makes money and stays in business.

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How Hysteria’s Erin Ryan Has Made Hollywood Work For Her

How do different writing jobs differ financially? Is it feasible to live the bicoastal dream? What does a TV writer even make? This week, Erin tells all.

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CFP Brittney Castro Answers Your Biggest Money Questions

From saving vs. spending, to choosing between a Traditional and a Roth IRA, to deciding if couples should mingle their finances, CFP Brittney Castro answers all our burning money questions.

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The Good Death’s Caitlin Doughty Talks Money, Fear, Death, and Awesome Bangs

Do you have a will? A death plan? The ability to cut your own bangs? This week we talk to author, YouTuber, speaker, and mortician Caitlin Doughty about how to live and die in all the best ways.

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Graham Stephan On Building Wealth, Self-Discipline, And Saving 99% Of His Income

Graham is a realtor, YouTuber, and personal finance personality who saves 99% of his income. Hear why, what shaped his worldview, and how this lifestyle really works.

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Money Expert Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez On FIRE, Feminism, And Finances

In this episode, Stefanie provides us with some can’t miss insights about wedding planning, small business finance, and the FIRE movement.

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Gretchen Rubin On How Money Can Buy Happiness And Embracing Your Tendency

Gretchen discusses her trademark Four Tendencies and discusses how you can use personal finance as a tool to improve your overall wellness, sense of purpose, and self-actualization.

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Ingrid Nilsen On Her Salary, Her Money Habits, And Her Journey To Self-Acceptance

YouTube royalty, beauty superstar, and influencer Ingrid Nilsen reveals many hard financial numbers – including her salary, how she pays her assistant, and what exactly gave her the financial opportunity to succeed.

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Welcome to the Financial Confessions!

For the inaugural episode of The Financial Confessions, Chelsea chats with the producer of this very show: Ryan Houlihan!

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