Financial Education Series

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In collaboration with Working Credit, a nonprofit organization based out of Chicago, Cook County is hosting a financial education video series dedicated to helping the public with building good credit, budgeting, debt management, saving and building wealth.

The video series runs from April 2024 through August 2024 and is available on the Cook County Government YouTube channel.

The first set of videos in the series focuses on building good credit.

"Financial wellness for Cook County residents is one of our top priorities," said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. "I hope you will tune in and join us as we empower every Cook County resident to take hold of their financial future."

President Preckwinkle shares more on the series here:


Did you know?

According to a recent Stress in America study conducted by the American Psychological Association, 72% of Americans feel stressed about money, and 81% reported inflation as a major source of stress.   

These numbers point to an urgent need to address the obstacles that keep people from financial stability. 


For more information on the series, email Cook County Bureau of Economic Development public information officer Kyle Garmes at