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Money Matters helps individuals and families achieve financial stability through support, education, and accountability

We offer free tax assistance and one-on-one financial counseling

What does financial counseling look like?

After an initial phone consultation, we will meet with you to talk about your goals for your financial wellbeing. Sessions usually last an hour and a half and might involve learning about student loan repayment, talking through through next steps, pulling a credit report, building a budget, or simply getting support and accountability as you tackle whatever financial problems you face.

What does financial counseling not look like?

Money Matters staff are neither financial advisors (telling you how to invest your money) or financial therapists (digging into your life story and supporting day to day emotional regulation). We also can't offer you direct financial assistance to pay back rent or utilities. If you're looking for these resources, check out 

Call us at 413-376-1179 for more information


Program Eligibility

Live in Hampshire County, Franklin County or the North Quabbin region

Income must be within limits for your household size:

Household Members
Monthly Income
Annual Income

Interested in financial counseling? Complete the form below to request an appointment! Money Matters program staff will contact you to follow up.

To complete the Money Matters Participant Forms,

please click here


Past Events

Making Sense of the Child Tax Credit
Learn more about the new 2021
Advanced Child Tax Credit payments

Credit Building and Repair
Common myths busted and your questions answered! Learn
everything you need to know about building good credit and
fixing bad credit.

Student Loans
Payments were paused during the pandemic, but start again in May!  Learn about repayment options and how to get on top of that debt.


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Money Matters and the AFCPE®

On December 15th, 2020 the Community Action Pioneer Valley’s Money Matters program was the recipient of the AFCPE® Strategic Impact Fund Scholarship grant. The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®, or AFCPE®, provides education and training to financial counselors and coaches.