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LA Times launches eight-week personal finance course

January 10, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The Los Angeles Times launched an eight-week newsletter course that teaches readers how to control of their finances.

Written by Jessica Roy, assistant editor of the Utility Journalism team, “Totally Worth It” provides instructions on everything from making and maintaining a budget to paying off debt to creating an emergency fund.

In an introduction to the newsletter, Roy invites readers to “imagine your best friend is coming over with a bottle of wine and her laptop to sit down with you and really, truly get you to tackle your money stuff.”

While Roy said she initially wrote the newsletter with people in their 20s and 30s in mind, “honestly, anyone who wants to finally get a budget together and feel more in control of their money would benefit from it.”

In conjunction with the newsletter, the Los Angeles Times will feature a special webinar, “Learn How to Take Control of Your Money in 2022,” on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. PT as part of its ongoing “We Can Teach You That” series. In the one-hour session, Roy will help people get started making a budget, share tips for spending less money and show consumers how to make a plan to pay off your debt.

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