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Money Management Classes

 
 

Carleda Johnson

Independent Living Skills Coordinator

cjohnson@accessliving.org

(312) 640-2159

Taking control of your finances

Access Living’s money management classes, also known as our Financial Literacy Workshops, are geared toward people with disabilities who want to improve their credit, learn to budget, save for the future, and increase employment and home-ownership opportunities.

Interested in mastering your money?

An instructor assists an adult financial literacy student with a budgeting exercise.
An Access Living instructor assists an adult financial literacy student with a budgeting exercise.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • The Financial Literacy Workshop is offered four times a year
  • Participants meet once a week for 12 weeks
  • All classes take place virtually from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Participants who attend the entire program also receive a certificate of completion and a small stipend
  • Participants cannot miss more than two classes throughout the program
  • No registration is required

No registration required. To attend, contact the Independent Living Skills Coordinator. Their contact information can be found at the top of this page.

What you’ll learn:

Participants learn to take control over their personal finances with a variety of tools and exercises including:

  • Financial basics
  • Strategies and tools to save money
  • Understanding consumer protection laws
  • Setting financial goals
  • Opening and maintaining a checking account

Access Living works with community partners that offer easy-to-access checking accounts for those with minimal or no bank accounts.