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Money Monday: 9 Scholarships + Financial Moves To Make Now

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It’s Money Monday! 

Welcome to Chicago Southsider. Founded in 2021, we are on a mission to showcase the best of Chicago’s South Side through solutions journalism. 

Do you know anyone who lived in Woodlawn from the 1920s – 1990s? We would love to hear their story for our next solutions journalism piece. 

Check out our latest solutions journalism article: 

Five Black developers transform 11 Woodlawn vacant lots into 30 new homes. Will this reverse decades of disinvestment on Chicago’s South Side?

The ribbon cutting ceremony for phase II of the West Woodlawn Pointe development was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Elected officials, developers, funders, investors, and other dignitaries attended the ceremony. 

Money Monday

Chicago Southsider wants to be your go-to money resource. We spend hours scouring the internet for the best opportunities so you don’t have to do the heavy lifting. 

Here are 3 financial tips and resources to help you start your week. 

Tax filing deadline is April 18th. There’s still time to contribute to 2022 accounts to help you build your six-figure freedom portfolio this year. After the deadline expires, you won’t be able to make these crucial retirement and savings moves that can be the difference between a stressful retirement and a successful retirement. It’s not too early or too late to get started. Join our next “Create Your 6-Figure Freedom Portfolio” Masterclass on Monday, March 27th at 7pm CST if you want to boost your retirement savings or fund your sabbatical. You will also get to schedule a 15 minute call with me to discuss your goals immediately following the session!Do you know anyone in elementary school, high school, or college? Make sure they read Debt-Free Before Graduation: A First Generation College Student’s Guide to Go From $0 to $100K in Less Than 4 Years. It’s written from the perspective of a first-generation college student, but anyone can use these tips to create success in college and their career. For only $20, you can get access to six-figure tips that can help you and your family build generational wealth.

Here’s what others had to say (Reviews from Amazon)

“I wish I read this when I was still struggling in college. I never finished my degree because of financial reasons and this book is really enlightening. Definitely will recommend for anyone who dream of graduating without a single penny owed.” Marisa N. 

“If you’re shying away from college because you don’t think you can afford it, read this book. This book not only details how and where to finance your education, but offers a practical plan to help students make the most out of their college career. I just wish, wish, wish I had this book when I was still in school. At least it will be of help to my daughter’s who are now in college. Excellent resource for parents and students.” Pamela L 

3. April Scholarships are available! Here are 9 scholarships you can apply for in April. Don’t miss out on your chance to become debt-free before graduation.  

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Community News 

We are excited to share our second solutions journalism piece: 

Vacant Lots for Sale 

The city is selling vacant lots to revitalize neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. Will this spur economic development? 

Applications are now closed for the first round of vacant lot sales through the city’s latest program. Learn more about the program and get ready for the second round of vacant lots. 

Students Are Helping Each Other Heal From Violence 

At charter schools in Chicago, the Peace Warriors program teaches students how to mediate conflicts and support their peers to reduce violence.

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