The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for the past 4 years as part of the expansion of Money Smart Week®.   CFPB is an independent federal agency built to protect consumers. CFPB writes and enforces rules that keep banks and other financial companies operating fairly. CFPB also educates and empower consumers, helping them make more informed choices to achieve their financial goals. For more information about how CFPB has helped consumers, go to