You can take control of your finances, and this newsletter can help.(Jim Cooke / Los Angeles Times) By Jessica RoyAssistant Editor, Utility Journalism Jan. 10, 2022 12:05 PM PT FacebookTwitterShow more sharing optionsShareClose extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied!Print 1Business Stop feeling broke: Sign up for Totally Worth It and take control of your money Imagine your best friend is coming over with a bottle of wine and her laptop to sit down with you and really get you to tackle your money stuff. That’s Totally Worth It.2 Business Totally Worth It, Week 1: Make a budget Get started on your personal finance journey by making a budget. We’ll walk you through your options and how to set yourself up for success.3 Business Totally Worth It, Week 2: Maintaining a budget A week into my budgeting experience, I felt panicked. I kept glaring at my budget. How was knowing how little money I had left over supposed to help me?4 Business Totally Worth It, Week 3: Spend less money Here are some ideas for cutting back or cutting entirely.5 Business Totally Worth It, Week 4: Create an emergency fund If you are in debt paydown mode, having money sitting in your bank account may seem foolish. But it’s doing something: It’s waiting for an inevitable emergency.6 Business Totally Worth It, Week 5: Paying off debt This week, we’re going to make an attack plan to pay your debt down faster.7 Business Totally Worth It, Week 6: Saving up for something big To me, the big rewards for being more conscientious about your finances are peace of mind and using your money for the big things you want out of life.8 Business Totally Worth It, Week 7: Protect your financial future Freeze your credit. Increase your insurance coverage. Plus other steps to take now.9 Business Totally Worth It, Week 8: Accept your financial reality Time to take a breath and think about how it’s going. Are you staying on top of expense tracking? Are you checking your categories before making big purchases?10 Newsletters Sign up for Totally Worth It, and be your money’s boss Take control of your finances with this eight-week newsletter course.