Financial Empowerment

“Financial Empowerment” is a set of strategies designed to help families with low and moderate incomes stabilize their financial lives.  Through education, awareness, and policy advocacy financial empowerment seeks to:

  • Promote increasing income through sound budgeting
  • Improve creditworthiness
  • Reduce debt
  • Encourage precautionary and retirement savings

By teaching people to manage their money and avoid bad debt, creating real strategies for saving and asset building, and ensuring that everyone can access appropriate financial products and services, financial empowerment initiatives provide practical solutions which create real change in the lives of working families.

Money Minute

Money Minute

The City Treasurer’s Office has been producing some financial education videos called Money Minutes. We have several offering everyday financial… Read More


Find Services Near You

Use the locator below to find financial empowerment services in your area including: Financial Education Credit Counseling Housing Counseling Workforce… Read More


Adult Financial Classes

Community Outreach Programs We are partnered with the following organizations to bring you FREE financial education classes: Indo-American Center Course… Read More


Bank On Chicago

Bank On Chicago is cooperative effort by the Chicago City Treasurer’s Office, local banks, and community partners to offer easy-to-access… Read More

Save it, Spend it, Grow it.

Save it. Spend it. Grow it.

As Treasurer for the City of Chicago, my main job is to protect and manage our city’s money and investments…. Read More


Family Budgeting

Budgeting 101 This is the time to empower yourself and your family to be more financially secure and in control… Read More


Educating Youth on Spending

Kids Budget Corner Dear Parent, Guardian, or Teacher, Welcome to our Kids Corner! I hope that this information helps you… Read More

Paying for Higher Education

Paying for Higher Education

Regardless what type of degree or certification you get, there are four basic steps you should follow: Step 1: Research… Read More