Money Management

Take control of your family’s financial future. The links below are here to help you get on the right path.

Ladder Up

Ladder Up, which recently joined forces with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), provides people with the financial resources and opportunities they need to move up the economic ladder. Ladder Up provides free financial programs to help clients secure the tax refunds they deserve, gain the knowledge to navigate today’s complex financial systems, and obtain financial aid to make college dreams a reality.

Money Management apps recommended by LadderUp and CEP:


Looking for Security Deposit Assistance?

If you have found yourself in a financial position where you need assistance for a security deposit or move-in fee, there are resources out there to help. The providers in the link below have different types of funding available at different times of the year. Call to check on availability if you are in need.


(312)-795-8618 –

Volunteers of America

(312)-655-7700 –


(708)-488-1724 –

Cook County Homeless Prevention Call Center

(877)-426-6515 –

Salvation Army – (773)-271-6182 –

Catholic Charities – (312)-655-7283


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tools

Wherever you are on your financial journey, you can prepare yourself to make informed financial decisions with tools and resources found on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Website.

Browse by money topic to find answers to commonly-asked financial questions. Learn the basics, understand key terms, and find ways to take action when you have an issue.