The Financial Diet Book Cover

The Financial Diet

A Total Beginner's Guide to Getting Good with Money
Book by: Chelsea Fagan
Publishing Year: 2018
59 Views
Reading time: Key takeways: Quotes:

What’s inside

Most books on finance focus on economic aspects and often overlook the human perspectives of money. In this insight, you will learn that making money and saving it for the future is not only about what you do but also about how you do it and with whom. You will learn that apart from your job and money-sense, your home decisions, your relationships, even your kitchen can determine the kind of success you are heading for in life. You will learn how to make a budget and also make it work. This will include how you shape your mentality. Talking about money can often make us sound mechanistic and awkward even. Through this insight, we will learn that talking about money can be easy and also keep us human.

Show More
book summary app

Download app now

Lesson 1- Getting Good with Money

Many feel that saving money is equivalent to depriving oneself of the nice things in the world. But they fail to realize that it is one of the sure ways to secure a future that will be free from financial stresses. We need to realize that the system is arranged against us. We live in a world that encourages us to spend wastefully, accumulate more than we need, and put off things like retirement savings until we are retired. It’s easy to look around us and see all the things we could be buying to become the person we want to be and treat financial responsibility as something not meant for everybody. 

Being smart with money isn’t just about what you put in the bank, it’s about everything from the clothes you buy, to the food habits you have adopted, and so on. Surrounding yourself with people who make you better is key. Learning basic skills like how to install a shelf or picking a jacket that will last more than one winter can alter your life. The way we live today dictates everything about the kind of life we will have tomorrow. There is a popular saying that a dollar not wasted is as good as an earned one. 

Here are a few basic tips to get good with money in a year-

  • Create a budget- A budget will provide you with a chance of taking control over your money and getting it to do what you want. Study the pattern of your spending, track your expenses and sort them into a well-planned category. 
  • Keep an emergency fund- Secure three months living cost amount as an emergency fund to meet all unforeseen expenses as and when they arise.
  • Credit card checks- Keep an eye out for how you spend your credit card. Be mindful of the bills that are due and make sure you have sufficient provisions for the same.
  • Automate the needful- Certain payments like bills, rents and so on must be included in this category. By making these payments from your checking account, you will not use the money for any other purpose other than the one it is intended for.
  • Credit scores- Make sure you keep a tab on your credit scores.
  • Have a retirement plan- Lay down a retirement plan and to that end, open an account specifically for your funds after retirement. 
  • Career check-ups- Be sure that you are up-to-date in your field

    Unlock Knowledge with Wizdom App

    Explore a world of insights and wisdom at your fingertips with the Wizdom app.

    • 1 Million+ App Download
    • 4.9App Store Rating
    • 5000+Summaries & Podcasts

Reviews for Summary of The Financial Diet

0.0
Vote: 0

About the author

Chelsea Fagan Image

Chelsea Fagan and Lauren Ver Hage co-authored “The Financial Diet,” a popular guide blending finance and lifestyle. Their work empowers young adults with practical money management advice, merging personal anecdotes, budgeting tips, and career i...

Unlock The Financial Diet Lessons!

Download our app for instant access to the summarized version and Audiobook of 'The Financial Diet'
The Financial Diet Book Cover
Chapter List
  • Lesson 1- Getting Good with Money
  • Lesson 2- How to Create your Budget?
  • Lesson 3- The Perks of Investing
  • Lesson 4- The Right Mentality towards Career
  • Lesson 5- Eating Habits Speak A Lot About You
  • Lesson 6- A Place Called Home
  • Lesson 7- The Right Kind of People to Surround Yourself With
  • Lesson 8- Time to Make it Happen
book summary app

Download app now

You May Also Like:


FAQs

In the summary of The Financial Diet book, there are 8 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1- Getting Good with Money
  2. Lesson 2- How to Create your Budget?
  3. Lesson 3- The Perks of Investing
  4. Lesson 4- The Right Mentality towards Career
  5. Lesson 5- Eating Habits Speak A Lot About You
  6. Lesson 6- A Place Called Home
  7. Lesson 7- The Right Kind of People to Surround Yourself With
  8. Lesson 8- Time to Make it Happen

The Financial Diet by Chelsea Fagan was published in 2018.

Once you've completed The Financial Diet book, We suggest reading out Getting Things Done as a great follow-up read.

Yes, the book The Financial Diet is really good to read. 59 people have searched for the book summary on the Wizdom platform. The book summary has a rating of 0.0, 0 on our platform.

In the printed version of The Financial Diet book have over 300 pages and usually takes 8-10 days to finish. However, with the Wizdom app, including its summary and audiobook, it can be completed in just 15 minutes.

Write a Review