Title: The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide to Getting Good with Money
Author: Chelsea Fagan & Lauren Ver Hage
Page Count: 208
Publishing Date/Publisher: September 26, 2017 by Regan Arts
Review: Money has always been a mystery to me. Though I understand the concept of budgeting and saving, I have always had a difficult time determining how best to save and invest my money in order to make it grow. I decided to get my feet wet in the world of finance with this beginner’s guide and found it surprisingly enjoyable. Fagan’s writing is relatable and humorous and Ver Hage provided adorable illustrations and an aesthetically pleasing layout. Of course not all the information was pertinent to me, but I was able to glean a few gems to get me started on the path to financial wellness. Overall, I really enjoyed the author’s frankness regarding finances, and it really made me wonder why we are not more transparent about it with our spouses and other loved ones. It really changed how I think about money and made me reevaluate my financial goals. I’ve already discussed some of these ideas with my husband, and put some of these ideas immediately into practice. Other strategies will require further research, but I feel confident now that I am moving in the right direction.