Money Smart Week kicks off in Chicago

April 17, 2010 4:07:04 PM PDT
An effort is under way to help people in Illinois make informed decisions about their finances. That is the emphasis of Money Smart Week, which kicked off Saturday.The last few years have been challenging for even the most frugal residents. At Kennedy King College Saturday, the emphasis was on helping people avoid losing their homes.

Representatives from the state of Illinois hosted a series of workshops aimed at helping people stay out of foreclosure and learn about programs to lower their mortgage payments.