Women Helping Women Help Themselves

home-page-photoJackie, 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 35 customized programs in partnership with 19 community agencies and trained 266 coaches to mentor more than 375 low-income women.


New Programs Starting Soon: Volunteers Needed

IMG_0492 copyAn 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, August 9th or Thursday, August 17th
  • In Lawrence: Wednesday, August 10th or Thursday, August 18th

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Katie, our volunteer coordinator, at 978-703-0820 or k.neville@budgetbuddies.org


Budget Buddies Selected for Social Innovation Forum

Budget Buddies has been chosen by the Social Innovation Forum as one of eight 2016 Innovators (from more than 170 applicants). With this highly distinguished honor comes personal management consulting and executive training as well as the chance to introduce our organization to a wide range of funders, investors, and volunteers in the Greater Boston area. We plan to use this support to offer our programs to new communities through the Budget Buddies Affiliate Network, which will train social service agencies throughout Massachusetts to run their own financial education programs based on our model. For more information, please see the press release here.


Watch Anita Saville, executive director and founding mother, present Budget Buddies’ pitch at the Social Innovator Showcase: