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Money Smart Week Chicago 2010

Posted April 22, 2010 | 12:12:20 (EST)

When I was elected City Treasurer in 2007, I set the goal of one day reaching every Chicago Public School student with a city-wide financial education program. Last year we started working on achieving this goal through a partnership with Chicago Public Schools and Money Savvy Generation. This year we...

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Changing Our Dependency on Credit Cards

Posted February 10, 2010 | 11:27:30 (EST)

Prior to 1970 almost all goods were paid for in cash and people were only able to spend what they earned. Since that time, consumption has grown faster than income and we have become a nation addicted to debt. Today, credit cards are used to finance even the most routine...

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Investing in our Nation's Infrastructure

Posted November 7, 2008 | 14:33:48 (EST)

As the glow of this historic election begins to fade, we as a nation must acknowledge the numerous and daunting challenges that lie ahead. Americans see the cost of food, gas and health care coverage rising to unaffordable levels, while their earnings remain the same. Our military is stretched thin...

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