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Smart Week

Money Smart Week begins April 22-29 and COUNTRY Financial and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are sponsoring several activities throughout Chicagoland. Started in 2002 with only 40 programs, Money Smart Week is the most informative financial education program in the country. It was initial established to help Chicago families and residents to better understand their finances. Currently the program has grown substantially and is nationally recognized. Smart Week incorporates fun educational activities to teach kids about financial literacy. This is a great week to introduce your young ones to the importance being “money…

Financial Literacy: Control Your Finances With These Tips

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Financial literacy is as important as learning how to read and write. Being financially literate can be one of the  most powerful tools a person can possess. On Saturday December 5th I attended the #PUSHMoneyMatters Empowerment Series hosted by Rainbow PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund sponsored by Chevrolet; a free event to teach residents of the community about basic money management skills. The Saturday workshop was closure to a three city tour of Detroit, Atlanta, and ending here in Chicago.  The series is driven as a national empowerment campaign…