The Financial Confessions

The Financial Confessions

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The Financial Confessions is a podcast about how we live and interact with money, hosted by Chelsea Fagan and brought to you by The Financial Diet.


#24: A Professional Organizer On What To Keep, What To Get Rid Of, And How To Live Better At Home
Jun 1 • 68 min
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…
#23: Investment Expert Amanda Holden On Navigating COVID, Thinking Long-Term, & Why We Will Bounce Back
May 25 • 73 min
In this episode of The Financial Confessions podcast (from our social-distancing-friendly set!), 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…
#22: Chelsea & Producer Ryan On Celebrities, Influencers, And Social Media In Quarantine
May 18 • 67 min
In this episode of The Financial Confessions podcast (our first from our social-distancing-friendly set!), Chelsea speaks with producer Ryan Houlihan all about how celebrities are handling their upturned lives during coronavirus, and what we’ve learned…
#21: Chelsea Fagan Answers Questions About Social Distancing, Fear, & The Future Of Your Money
Apr 6 • 47 min
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. To learn more about Intuit’s suite of products:…
#20: Therapist Kati Morton On Managing Your Anxiety & Your Money
Mar 30 • 66 min
In this episode of The Financial Confessions, 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. To learn…
#19: Money Expert Farnoosh Torabi On Protecting Your Finances, Leaving The City, & Outearning Her Husband
Mar 23 • 66 min
This week, Chelsea talks with journalist and money expert 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. To learn more…
#18: WheezyWaiter On Intermittent Fasting, Internet Sobriety, & The Money-Saving Power Of Habit
Mar 16 • 68 min
This week, we’re talking 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. To learn more about Intuit’s…
#17: Tasha Cochran Of One Big Happy Life On IVF, Good vs Bad Debt, & Quitting Your Job
Mar 9 • 68 min
This week, Chelsea sits down with Tasha Cochran from One Big Happy Life to tackle some controversial and emotional money topics. Tune in to hear Tasha’s thoughts on how to make debt work for you, and her emotional journey through IVF treatment. To learn…
#16: Graham Stephan On Capitalism, Becoming A YouTube Millionaire, & The Best Money He’s Ever Spent
Mar 2 • 57 min
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. To learn more about Intuit’s suite of products:…
# 15: Ask Polly’s Heather Havrilesky On Self-Help, Tim Ferriss, & Getting Healthier With Money
Feb 24 • 61 min
This week, Chelsea sat down with Heather Havrilesky to talk all things money, work, work-life balance, and the realities of marriage. Heather is the voice behind the popular advice column “Ask Polly” and author of the books “What If This Were Enough” and…
#14: Beth of Budget Bytes on Meal Prep, Cheap Recipes, and the Best Things at Trader Joe’s
Feb 17 • 61 min
Throw on an apron, we’re turning up the heat! 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.…
#13: Millennial Financial Advisor Doug Boneparth On What Younger Generations Should Do With Their Money
Feb 10 • 62 min
This week we got to talk to Douglas Boneparth, a millennial CFP, CNBC personality, founder of Bone Fide Wealth, and author of The Millennial Money Fix, about student debt, marriage, kids, retirement, and all the other life events that younger generations…
#12: A Divorce Lawyer On Prenups, Ugly Money Arguments, & What People Don’t Know About Divorce
Feb 3 • 64 min
Should you get a pre-nup? A post-nup? Just wing it? The finances of divorce are convoluted, to say the least. This week we chat with divorce lawyer James Sexton about splitting up, staying together, and loving each other either way. To learn more about…
#11: Ashley C. Ford On Growing Up Poor, Boomers vs Millennials, And Overcoming Your Shame
Jan 27 • 74 min
This week, we got to chat with the inimitable writer Ashley C. Ford about gaining wealth after growing up without it, growing a following on social media, and the realities of having an incarcerated parent. Ashley gives her super honest thoughts about…
#10: Kelly Cutrone On “The Hills,” The Finances Of Reality TV, & Her Best Business Advice
Jan 20 • 64 min
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 and Kell on Earth to Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model. As an entrepreneur and author,…
#9: The Financial Diet’s COO On When We’d Sell The Company, What We Won’t Do, And The Future of TFD
Jan 20 • 62 min
To kickstart 2020, we’ve got TFD partner and COO Annie Atherton in the hot seat this week. Annie is here to tell us about her background, why she does the work she does, and explain how TFD makes money and stays in business. Annie and Chelsea also share…
#8: How Hysteria’s Erin Ryan has made Hollywood work for her
Jan 6 • 60 min
From New York to Los Angeles, Erin Ryan has gone from beloved internet commenter to New York media darling and now to Hollywood screenwriter. But just how do different writing jobs differ financially? Is it feasible to live the bicoastal dream? What does…
TFC#7: Brittney Castro, CFP Answers Your Biggest Financial Conundrums
Dec 30, 2019 • 54 min
This week we asked you to send us your biggest financial conundrums – and a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) answered! From saving vs. spending, to choosing between a Traditional and a Roth IRA, to deciding if couples should mingle their finances,…
#6: Caitlin Doughty Talks Money, Death, and Awesome Bangs
Dec 23, 2019 • 77 min
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. (There’s also some fangirling over Six Feet Under.) To learn…
#5: Graham Stephan Makes His Case For Saving 99% of Your Income
Dec 16, 2019 • 61 min
This week we’ve got our most-requested guest of all time: Graham Stephan! 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. To learn more…
#4: Money Expert Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez On Feminism, Finances, And Why She’s Not FIRE
Dec 9, 2019 • 58 min
This week on The Financial Confessions we’ve got the one and only Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez! On this episode, Stefanie provides us with some can’t miss insights about wedding planning, small business finance, the FIRE movement, and how to get into…
#3: Gretchen Rubin On How Money Can Buy Happiness And Embracing Your Tendency
Dec 2, 2019 • 66 min
We’re so excited to welcome writer, podcaster, and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin to The Financial Confessions! On this episode, Gretchen discusses her trademark Four Tendencies and discusses how you can use personal finance as a tool to improve your…
#2: Ingrid Nilsen On Her Salary, Her Money Habits, And Her Journey To Self-Acceptance
Nov 25, 2019 • 58 min
Our first guest on The Financial Confessions is YouTube royalty, beauty superstar, and influencer, Ingrid Nilsen! On this episode, Ingrid reveals many hard financial numbers – including her salary, how she pays her assistant, and what exactly gave her the…
#1: Welcome to the Financial Confessions!
Nov 18, 2019 • 29 min
For the inaugural episode of The Financial Confessions, Chelsea chats with the producer of this very show: Ryan Houlihan! As an editor, comedian, and small business owner, Ryan wears many hats and brings with him some wisdom to share about juggling…
Trailer: The Financial Confessions
Oct 14, 2019 • 1 min
Welcome to The Financial Confessions, a new hour-long podcast from the The Financial Diet about how we live and interact with money.