More than 1,300 Boston Public Schools (BPS) families have earned a total of $32,825 for their children’s futures through a special New Year’s promotional offer from Boston Saves, the City of Boston’s children’s savings account program. Boston Saves announced
A new season of free tax services opens doors to crucial tax credits
The Boston Tax Help Coalition on Friday launched its 20th season of free tax services, which will include both in-community and remote tax preparation for Boston residents who earn $60,000 or less. A particular focus of the Coalition is ensuring
News for Boston Families about the Child Tax Credit!
The expanded child tax credit as part of President Biden’s coronavirus relief plan, which will begin to pay families with children 17 and younger in July. Families with children under the age of 6 will get a tax credit of
Mayor Kim Janey, financial empowerment experts join panel on equitable recovery
The virtual panel Economic Justice and Wealth Building: A Roadmap for Equitable Recovery opened on Wednesday with a call to action from Mayor Kim Janey: It is very important that…we are helping to equip residents in the City of Boston
Economic Justice and Wealth Building
Mayor Kim Janey and the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment invite you to join us at 2 pm on May 19, 2021 for a comprehensive look at work being done to ensure Boston’s equitable recovery in the wake of the
OFE’s new Bridge to Digital Literacy
The Office of Financial Empowerment is excited to launch a Bridge to Digital Literacy program this week. Previously, we offered a Bridge to Culinary program which prepared Boston residents for jobs in hospitality – individuals spent a month with us
Boston launches Covid-relief Financial Navigator program!
On December 1, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a new program run by the Office of Financial Empowerment — the Financial Navigators program. Funded by a grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, the program is designed to help
Welcome to the new Senior Program Manager, Boston Saves!
Sasha Abby VanDerzee comes to her new role as Boston Saves’ senior program manager with more than 15 years of experience in program design and management. Just as important, she is already a committed supporter of Boston Saves! For the past year, Abby VanDerzee has served as
Remote Free Tax Help Is Now Available!
The Boston Tax Help Coalition (BTHC) now has virtual options for you to complete your taxes. Tax filing deadlines are July 15, 2020, for both Federal and State returns: this includes individuals who are filing a 2019 return or anticipate
10 Things You Should Know About Financial Coaching at the Roxbury Center
What is it? Financial coaching is one-on-one individualized support to help you: Navigate a financial crisis Create a budget Build your credit score Deal with creditors, including collection debt Find a new job Get your taxes done for free Save