This April, Illinois workNet is celebrating National
Financial Literacy Month. Financial Literacy Month is an annual event that aims
to teach people the importance of properly managing their finances. Throughout
the month, Illinois workNet will be posting events related to Financial Literacy
that will take place around the state.
Also, IwN updated several of its articles on money-related
topics. Read below for tips on staying financially healthy:
with Money Management - Young Adults
with a Disability - Tips to Develop a Financial Management Plan
for and Buying a Car
and Savings 101
Getting to Work
(and Staying) Out of Debt
Kind of Financial Aid is Right for You?
Pay for School
Affordable Child Care
Help You Need
Need to Know Before Applying for a Credit Card!
If you’re interested in finding out more about Financial
Literacy Month, visit the Council for
Economic Education to learn about its history and scope. You can also
follow IwN social media pages for updates:
It's tax season once again, and the April 17th deadline is approaching quickly. If you haven't yet filed your taxes, now is the time to do so!
Illinois workNet has two articles that can help you if you prepare your taxes. Both these articles have been updated with new information for the new year. If you're looking for general tax guidance, check out Tax Preparation 101. If you received unemployment benefits last year, check out our latest Unemployment Insurance and Taxes article. We pulled together information from the IDES website that you will need to know in order to file. Take the time to read through the article so you understand what is expected of you if you have to file using your 1099-G form. You can find the 1099-G Form from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) webpage. They also provide instructions on getting or downloading your records. http://www.ides.illinois.gov/Pages/1099G%20form.aspx