Money Matters

The Money Matters program helps you build a strong financial future. File your taxes, get financial counseling, or jump start your emergency savings.

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You want to reach your financial goals, and we can help. Get the biggest refund possible when you file for free with help from our IRS-certified volunteers. Facing financial uncertainty? Ask for an appointment with a financial counselor to manage your debt or create a budget. Starting the summer of 2022, Franklin County residents can join Save Up Summer. Receive $400 when you meet your savings goal after 4 months!

Financial Counseling

Service area

Franklin County, Hampshire County, and the North Quabbin

What we do

Financial counseling sessions are one-on-one. We offer the support you need to find financial stability.

Who is this program for?

You must live in Franklin County, Hampshire County, or the North Quabbin, and have a monthly income below 200% of the federal poverty level. See the table below for more information:

Household Members
Monthly Income
Annual Income
1
$2,265
$27,180
2
$3,052
$36,620
3
$3,838
$46,060
4
$4,625
$55,500

Contact Info

Rebecca Bannasch,

Money Matters Coordinator

413-376-1179

rbannasch@communityaction.us

Supporting Resources

View slides from our previous workshops:

Student Loans

Credit Reports and Scores

If you qualify for this program, you may also qualify for:

Fuel Assistance

Rental Assistance

How does this program work?

We start with a brief phone consultation to get to know you and complete intake paperwork. After that, we will meet with you as needed to talk about your goals for your financial wellbeing. Sessions usually last an hour and a half and might focus on what matters most to you. We can talk about student loan repayment, or help you pull a credit report. We will work with you to build a budget, and provide support as you tackle the financial problems in your life.

How do I get started?

Step 1: Complete the form below to request an appointment

Step 2: Schedule an intake call to complete the enrollment forms