The mission of Illinois Financial Literacy Initiative (“IFLI”) is for every consumer to have access to tools and resources to help them make better financial decisions. This page is dedicated to providing those tools and resources. IFLI will partner with state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, financial service providers, and private sector businesses to make financial literacy resources and training accessible to all consumers in Illinois. The links below will help you get started on the path to financial health.




IFLI Calendar of Events

Money Smart Week April 22nd - 29th, 2017

Money Smart Week Committee will host an educational fair for students at Lincoln Land Community College on Wednesday, April 12th:
The Capital Area Money Smart Week Committee will host an educational fair for students of Lincoln Land Community College on Wednesday, April 12th, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The fair will feature a Geocache for College Cash Contest which will award three scholarships, up to $1,000 each, to current Lincoln Land Community College students. The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of PNC Bank, Bank of Springfield, Heartland Credit Union, Illini Bank, Marine Bank, Security Bank, UCB - United Community Bank, U.S. Bank, and Woodforest National Bank. The fair will feature information on topics related to financial literacy and community resources. Three scholarship winners will be chosen from the pool of students who locate seven Money Smart Week Posters at the fair and answer a question related to finances on each poster. Each of the seven posters features a different financial topic and student.