Here is where you will get tips on how to maintain finances and tutorials on apps for finances
The Money and Finance section of QuickandDirtyTips.com is a fun place to get easy-to-understand information about everything from credit cards to home mortgages. Most resources are available as podcasts (spoken to you as if on the radio) or simple-to-read documents.
Good credit history is crucial in today's economy and can help provide access to financial products that help individuals save money and weather unexpected expenses more easily. More than just a number, credit scores can make or break your ability to achieve your goals, from buying a cell phone to buying a home.
The MA Department of Unemployment Assistance has resources for employees.
To file for unemployment benefits online, click here.
You can watch a tutorial video on how to file online, click here.
For assistance by phone, call (617) 626-6338, daily 6 a.m.–10 p.m. Voice relay 711 via their website.
The Boston Globe published this helpful article on applying for unemployment in MA due to the health crisis.
The TAFDC (Transitional Aid for Families with Dependent Children) program is for families with minor children, and the EAEDC (Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children) program is for seniors over 65 (who do not receive SSI Supplemental Security Income), disabled individuals, and certain guardians and caretakers who are not yet on SSI. Call 617-348-5354 to apply by phone.
Boston Tax Help Coalition is a website that offers four different programs to help folks. The four programs they are offering are Free Tax Preparation which is their core service program that offers free tax and wealth-building services available to all eligible low and moderate-income taxpayers in Boston. The Ambassador Program is their outreach program, the Taxpayers with Disabilities which expands tax and asset building services to taxpayers with disabilities, their Financial Check-Up Program, and their Financial Coaching Available through the Mayor’s Office of Financial Empowerment.
A 401K is a retirement account that is provided to employees by select employers. The main benefit of a standard 401K is that you don’t pay taxes on your money until you withdraw it during retirement. This tutorial will walk you through a tool that can help you estimate your future retirement savings.