Smart Week

Money Smart Week in Chicago | Money Smart Reads at Your Local Library

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

literacy

Financial Literacy: Control Your Finances With These Tips

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

On A Road to Financial Freedom: #FINDNewRoads

I account for every dime I Spend

Financial power or shall I say freedom, is something I yearn for. To be debt free would bring me such peace of mind. I remember sitting in my undergraduate elective class “Personal Financial Decision Making” my senior year in college. The course was an all day, one week long class for credit held over during the holiday break.  Its core focus was to teach us how to take control of our financial future. My finances at that time were in shambles. I’d done what most college students, I’d gotten credit cards from the different companies that hover over campuses like vultures waiting for the next broke student to apply and take their free t-shirt. This class was about to teach me something I’d cherish for a lifetime.