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 40 customized programs in partnership with 21 community agencies and trained over 375 coaches to mentor more than 450 low-income women.



On Friday, March 3rd 2017, Budget Buddies will host LUNAFEST® at UTEC in Lowell. LUNAFEST is a national film festival that features short films by, for and about women.  The event will feature a reception and silent auction, followed by the film screening.

Tickets on sale now!  Please consider donating $15 to offset the cost of a subsidized student ticket.

More information on LUNAFEST and our upcoming Inspiring Women Executive lunch can be found here.


Model Graphic Helping Women3

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: Tuesday, February 21st or Thursday, March 2nd

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Katie, our volunteer coordinator, at 978-703-0820 or