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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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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

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Upcoming Training in Aroostook County

Posted January 30, 2017

  Budgeting Basics, 2 hour workshop Learn the basic pieces for building a budget, including money tracking and goal setting. Create a budget that works for you. May 3, 6 to 8 pm, Houlton Higher Education Center, Houlton May 23, 6 to 8 pm, UMPI, Presque Isle   Clean-up Your Credit Workshop, 2 hour workshop… Read more

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CA$H Maine Celebrates EITC Awareness Day

Posted January 27, 2017

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Each year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) supports the financial stability of over 27 million of low-and moderate-income workers by reducing the regressive federal tax burden on low-wage earners.  Depending on a worker’s income, the amount of taxes owed may be less than the credit and… Read more

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Free tax prep services begin on Jan. 26 in Farmington

Posted January 20, 2017

Western Maine CA$H is celebrating its 15th anniversary of free tax preparation by IRS-certified local community volunteers. Western Maine CA$H is one of 10 coalitions in Maine. There are more than 50 non-profit and for-profit partners involved in CA$H Maine. CA$H Maine offers free tax preparation as well as empowerment of Maine individuals and families… Read more

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L/A CA$H Rolls Out Free Tax Prep Service

Posted January 19, 2017

LEWISTON — It’s that time of year again — time to file income tax returns. Now in its 14th year, the LA CA$H Coalition is reminding residents it is rolling out its free income tax preparation program for 2017, available to people with household incomes of less than $54,000 in 2016. LA CA$H is part… Read more

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Financial Fitness in the New Year

Posted January 18, 2017

Improve your financial fitness in 2017 by taking a free class with New Ventures Maine: Career Planning: Wed., Feb. 1 – March 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Lithgow Library Introduction to Self-Employment: Wed., Feb. 15, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Augusta Career Center Building Confidence: Tues., Feb. 7 & Feb. 28, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Gardiner… Read more

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Thomas College Students Volunteer for Central Maine CA$H Coalition

Posted January 13, 2017

Thomas College students are volunteering at the Central Maine CA$H VITA tax clinics again this tax season. This is a win-win for Central Maine community members and for Thomas College students.  Area residents will get their taxes prepared for free by reliable volunteers. Thomas students will gain valuable training and experience as certified volunteer tax preparers. The… Read more

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Time for a Change?

Posted January 13, 2017

Plan for your future with free classes at New Ventures Maine!   Work for Yourself at 50+: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:00-8:00 at Messalonskee High School Building Confidence: Thursdays, March 9 & March 16, 2017, 6:00-8:00 at Skowhegan Area High School Budgeting Basics: Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:30-7:30 at Warsaw Middle School in Pittsfield Introduction… Read more

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Free Tax Prep. in Augusta

Posted January 3, 2017

Capital Area CA$H VITA tax clinics will take place on Tuesday evenings in February and March 2017. You may qualify to have your taxes prepared for free if your household income was less than $54,000 in 2016. Learn if you qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit. Use direct deposit for a faster refund…. Read more