CA$H Maine

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Western Maine CA$H Awards Second Scholarship

Posted June 9, 2017

In the past two years, Western Maine CA$H awarded two scholarships to students at the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF).   To qualify students must take a relevant course of study, prepare taxes for at least 75% of the tax sessions, and receive a recommendation from the tax site instructor. The $600 awards were made possible… Read more

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Managing your spending to achieve your goals

Posted April 12, 2017

Getting feedback on spending can help you keep your spending in check. Written by Irene Skricki who works for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) which is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control… Read more

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Sign up for a Class for Financial Literacy Awareness Month

Posted April 1, 2017

April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month. Throughout the month will be featuring financial news and events at cashmaine.org and financial tips on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to “like” us so that you will receive these helpful and fun tips! New Ventures Maine, one of CA$H’s many community partners, provides statewide tuition free classes statewide in money management,… Read more

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CA$H Greater Portland Hosts Successful ASL Tax Day

Posted March 24, 2017

Volunteers from DRME Deaf Services, USM, and CA$H GP CA$H Greater Portland hosted their 9th annual American Sign Language (ASL) Tax Day on Saturday, February 25th.  On ASL Tax Day CA$H Greater Portland, Disability Rights Maine (DRME) – Deaf Services, and University of Southern Maine (USM) volunteers assisted 37 filers, 36 of whom were able… Read more

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Tax prep volunteer puts minds at ease

Posted February 28, 2017

Longtime L-A CA$H volunteer Monica Lee sits at the Lewiston Memorial Armory recently during a daily tax preparation session.   Lee, who has been assisting residents with taxes for 10 years, says the program helps people “ease their mind.”  Written by Andrew Rice and published in the Sun Journal on February 20, 2017.  Not many… Read more

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“It doesn’t get any better than that!”

Posted February 22, 2017

“I’m a college graduate, and I have a hard enough time figuring out the healthcare marketplace – the pluses and minuses, the credits and debits. I would much rather have volunteers at the Western Maine CA$H Coalition help me with my taxes. They’re competent, educated, and trained in it, and there is no charge. I… Read more

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Tax Time Saving Tips

Posted February 10, 2017

Saving while filing your tax return is easy and can be automatic. Saving can help you be prepared for financial emergencies and begin to plan for the future. Written by David Sieminski, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – FEB 09, 2017.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a 21st century agency that helps consumer… Read more

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Finances, College and the Single Parent

Posted February 10, 2017

By Dottie Perham-Whittier, LA CA$H Co-Chair When my son, Mack, was born in October of 1999, people told me he’d be 18 before I knew it. Looking at my 8 lb. 2 oz. bundle of joy, I thought people were crazy to say that. However, time has flown by! He will be 18 and graduates… Read more