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Financial Stability

Tools we offer to promote financial stability in Allegan County:

AARP Classes

 

My Free Taxes

  • 70% of U.S. tax filers qualify to file state and federal for free with MyFreeTaxes.
  • The service is brought to you by United Way, and powered by H&R Block.

Need help? Contact Susan Henderson at 269.673.6545 ext. 13 or shenderson@acuw.org.

Click here to file your taxes for FREE!
 

United Way Interactive Financial Stability Tool

My Smart Money™ is a new, interactive, consumer-friendly web site that offers simple, useful tips and tools to help all of us manage our money. You can get smarter about your money by:

  • Taking a quick and easy quiz to get a clear picture of your financial situation, and where you could improve
  • Downloading tools that are geared to help tackle your specific money challenges, including things you can do right now, as well as downloadable checklists to help you map it out

Check it out at My Smart Money. The site is free, secure, and isn’t selling anything. It’s developed by United Way Worldwide, the largest privately-funded nonprofit in the world. It’s part of the community-building work that United Way is leading to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

 

United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability

IncomeAs many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

Our Goal

In 2008, United Way initiated an ambitious 10-year plan to cut in half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable. With your help, we believe that by 2018 we can help 1.9 million working families get on the road to economic independence.

Our Strategy

To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, we launched the Financial Stability Partnership™, an initiative that promotes community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for, and accomplish, their long-term financial goals. 

Over 300 United Ways and their local community partners are engaged in activities and initiatives to help build the financial stability of families in their communities. 

How You Can Help

Volunteers make United Ways’ tax assistance and financial education programs possible. We need your help, even if you don’t have an accounting background. Volunteer to help.