United Way of Hunterdon County is helping hard-working people and their families in Hunterdon County become financially stable and take the next steps to long-term independence.Too many of our neighbors in Hunterdon County are walking a financial tight rope—barely getting by, with no ability to save for college, a home, or retirement. Others have been destabilized as a result of these turbulent economic times. That’s why we are working together with our partners, both public and private, to transform that financial tightrope into solid ground.
United Way has developed a portfolio of programs in the areas of financial education, coaching and mentoring. These programs will feed into United Way’s indicators of change using a number of measurable outcomes to support the Community Goal to improve the financial stability of 10,000 Hunterdon County residents by 2020 – also known as "10 by 20"
Financial Stability Initiatives and Programs:
Free Tax Preparation is done in partnership with the IRS. The program has two main objectives:
- To assist eligible tax payers to claim tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
- To encourage individuals and families to split tax refunds and put money into savings accounts.
And now we’ve made tax filing even easier! Through this unique collaboration with the IRS, hard-working tax payers are now able to prepare their taxes online from anywhere, anytime, free of charge. Here is the link to prepare taxes on line -- myfreetaxes.com. Families and individuals with a combined income under $62,000 for 2015 are qualified to use this website for free; a nominal fee will apply to others. This fee never applies to taxes prepared in person at a United Way VITA tax site.
Financial Coaching If you find yourself struggling to figure out the right path to financial stability - debt reduction, fixing bad credit and developing money management skills, United Way's Financial Coaching program can help you find your way.
Hunterdon Thrive is a unique outcome-driven initiative. Hunterdon Thrive provides clients with system navigation, coaching and goal setting, Thrive is ideal for anyone who is interested in planning for a better financial future!
Contact Claire for more information on Financial Coaching and Thrive.