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BOOK CORNER: New book offers quick advice on ways of eliminating debt

By Marissa Wells

Contributing Writer

In “Financially Savvy in 20 Minutes,” author Natalie Torres-Haddad addresses five basic tools that many millennials and others dealing with debt can implement to eliminate debt and create a brighter financial future. The book was designed to be a quick read and may be read in 20 minutes.

Torres-Haddad’s passion for financial literacy and her facilitation of financial literacy workshops served as inspiration for her informative book.

“I was teaching financial literacy workshops at universities and noticed that most soon-to-be-graduating students had the same questions,” Torres-Haddad said. “I used to promote worksheets and then thought a book would be more helpful. As someone who graduated with a lot of debt, I knew this is something I could help others overcome, too.

“Financially Savvy” will no doubt resonate with millennials and others dealing with debt.

“I felt most books out there that were catered to help us made me feel ashamed of having debt,” the author said. “So I wanted to create a quick read for people that just really need to understand a few basics in order to get them excited about financial literacy.”

The most popular tool mentioned in her book highlights what the author describes as “runaway spending,” meaning money that sounded like it was a few dollars here and there but really turned into a $1,000 a year.

Natalie Torres-Haddad

Torres-Haddad hopes readers of her book gain confidence and feel less ashamed about having debt. She also hopes her book inspires readers to begin to have the conversation about money with their families and friends “for support in order to decrease debt and depression that most feel when acquiring so much debt.”

Torres-Haddad is an international award-winning author, workshop facilitator and real estate investor. She was raised in Inglewood and now lives in Huntington Park. To learn more about the author and her work visit,

“Financially Savvy in 20 Minutes” is available for $9.99 and in Spanish for $5 (e-Book) exclusively on,, or at private events.