Jolene Latimer

Jolene Latimer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer who focuses on lifestyle, student finance, entertainment, and sports. Her

* Covers student debt, personal finance, and women's and international sports
* Work has appeared in Real Simple, The Balance, Ones to Watch, Refinery29, Good Financial Cents, HuffPost, ESPN, USA Today, and TeenVogue.
* Holds a master's degree in specialized journalism from the University of California
For the 72 percent of Americans who have anxiety about money, simply opening the bills can be a battle. Here's what's really going on when you're hiding from your finances.
The stigma surrounding money talk, especially among female friend groups, remains strong. And it's a cultural norm that could actually be robbing women of the very conversations we need to improve our finances.