Would you like professional help to create and maintain a budget? The nonprofit Maryland CASH Campaign is bringing MyBudgetCoach™, a new online financial coaching program, to Maryland as part of a national evaluation study through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The MyBudgetCoach™ program helps low-to-moderate income working families and individuals improve their ability to budget and make well-informed financial decisions…and it’s FREE!
Understanding the importance of budgeting is generally recognized as the first step in successful financial planning. But sometimes people don’t know how to create a budget that works for them or may have created a budget they have trouble sticking with over time.
The MyBudgetCoach™ program matches a trained budget coach with a member. The coach helps the member set financial goals, create a budget and supports the member in maintaining the budget and reaching their financial goal. The coach and member will meet once a month, starting in May 2014 for 12 monthly sessions. All members will be using the online tools on a regular basis. Each session will cover budgeting techniques, financial management and goal attainment strategies.
Read more about the program in our latest Common Cents article or contact Sue Rogan, Director of Financial Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.