Even if you’re familiar with the world of credit reports and credit scores, it can be confusing — and the things you’ve heard about credit may or may not be true. Credit scores are an important tool to have in your financial arsenal, so let’s start debunking some of the most common credit score myths….

Student loan payments can be an overwhelming feat for those who are anticipating them as well as those who are already repaying them. This is an especially important topic now seeing as temporary loan relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic is set to end on January 31, 2022. But, repaying student loans doesn’t have to…

As we’re all quite aware, it’s been a whirlwind couple of years across the board, including and especially financially. The impact of the pandemic has left both businesses and individuals with a lot of unanswered questions about what lies ahead. Navigating the new normal can be quite a challenge. From PPP and other loans to…

Awake’s After School Science Club recently received a philanthropic grant from the Berwyn Development Corp and trustee, Republic Bank of Chicago, for their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program. The Awake Science Club provides programming for 1st through 6th grade students to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The grant will help…

School may be out for summer but the student interns at the Economic Awareness Council (EAC) are hard at work. Their summer program employs 17 high school and college aged interns that focus on the organization’s mission of educating youth on financial literacy. Using our downtown location (120 W. Madison) as their summer central command…

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