Working TogetherJackie, a single mom of four, had never had a savings account. Wendy was so far behind in paying her bills that she kept them, unopened, in a drawer. Tina owed money to the IRS. From Budget Buddies, they found support for solving these and many other financial issues.

Budget Buddies helps low-income women become more economically self-sufficient and transform their lives by teaching them core money-management skills and pairing them with personal financial coaches.

We partner with local social service agencies and community volunteers to provide individualized training in basic money management.

Since launching Budget Buddies in 2010, we have implemented 50 customized programs in partnership with 25 community agencies and trained nearly 350 coaches to mentor over 450 low-income women.



 New Programs Starting Soon: Volunteers Needed

IMG_3746An hour a week of your time can start a woman in your community on the road to financial independence.

You do not have to be a financial wizard to be a coach. All you need is the desire to help someone in your community make the most of the money she has.

As a volunteer coach, you’ll provide ongoing, one-to-one support for your client – and we’ll support you in that effort.

Interested in learning more? Join us for an upcoming Volunteer Information Night:

  • In Chelmsford: Thursday, January 11th
  • In Haverhill: Monday, January 8th

For more information, or to RSVP for either of these two sessions, contact Katie, our volunteer coordinator, at 978-703-0820 or

  • In Boston, contact Kaitie, our Regional Program Coordinator for Boston at, more information on upcoming Volunteer Information Meetings.

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