2021 Excellence in Newsletters, Portfolio winner

WSJ’s Six-Week Money Challenge

Judges comments

The limited-series, on-demand format is a perfect fit for learning and the writing is both informative and fun to follow. Of the many strong contenders, this series is the one people could conceivably still be using years from now and a great example of making newsletters a longer-lasting medium for journalists.

About the Project

Locked down, out of work, working remotely, with less income or extra savings–whatever your situation, 2020 was a personal-finance challenge.

That called for a brand-new concept in personal-finance journalism: An email course. In a format that blended essay, reporting, how-to and a little bit of homework, we helped readers through six exercises over six weeks to improve their knowledge of their finances.