The Financial Confessions is the inaugural podcast from The Financial Diet, where founder and host Chelsea Fagan sits down every week with experts, influencers, and everyone in between to talk about money in a way they never have before. From divorce lawyers to reality TV stars to CFPs, The Financial Confessions combines the tactical money strategies we need with the revealing, vulnerable money confessions we all want to hear.

You can watch The Financial Confessions on YouTube, or listen to it at any of these podcast platforms.

Featured Episode 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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Our Latest Episode: 27 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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Episode 26 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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Episode 25 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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Episode 24 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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Episode 23 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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Episode 22 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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Episode 21 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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Episode 20 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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Episode 19 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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Episode 18 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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Episode 17 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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Episode 16 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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Episode 15 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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Episode 14 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 Moncel (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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Episode 13 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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Episode 12 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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Episode 11 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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Episode 10 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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Episode 9 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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Episode 8 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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Episode 7 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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Episode 6 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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Episode 5 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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Episode 4 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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Episode 3 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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Episode 2 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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Episode 1 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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