Los Angeles Times Launches Personal Finance Newsletter, ‘Totally Worth It’
On Jan. 1, the Los Angeles Times launched an eight-week newsletter course that teaches readers how to take control of their finances.
Written by Jessica Roy, assistant editor of the Utility Journalism team, “Totally Worth It” will provide step-by-step 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.”
Here’s what the newsletter will cover:
- Week 1: How to make a budget
- Week 2: How to maintain that budget
- Week 3: How to spend less money on stuff
- Week 4: How to create and grow an emergency fund
- Week 5: How to pay off debt
- Week 6: How to save up for the big things (vacations! weddings! houses!)
- Week 7: How to protect your financial future and someday retire
- Week 8: Reviewing your new financial reality
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 get you started making a budget you’ll actually use, share tips for spending less money and show you how to make a plan to pay off your debt. Audience members are invited to ask questions during the event. The cost to attend is $10 for Times subscribers or $20 for the general public.
Sign up for the “Totally Worth It” newsletter.
Sign up for the “We Can Teach You That” event on Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. PT.