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ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Deadline Quickly Approaching: Dec. 15, 2017

Posted November 29, 2017

  Enroll or Re-Enroll: November 1 – December 15, 2017 If you purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov), don’t miss your chance to sign up. This year’s enrollment period is shorter than previous years. The deadline to enroll in a new plan or renew your current coverage is December 15, 2017.  After December… Read more

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Update: LD 1318 Work and Save

Posted June 7, 2016

LD 1318, known by its shortened name, Work and Save, did not survive the legislative process this past session in spite of  the concerted efforts of a group of  advocates led by Amy Gallant of AARP, and  supported by Eloise Vitelli for CA$H Maine and NVME, among others. Conversations have already begun, however, to re-introduce… Read more

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Retirement Savings Means It’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

Posted May 25, 2016

Written by, Tammy Greynolds, who works for America Saves, managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, which seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Learn more at AmericaSaves.org. Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials. The lack of retirement savings in our country is an… Read more

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Matched Savings Efforts in Maine

Posted February 26, 2016

The article, “Matched Savings Efforts Help Mainers Work Towards a Better Future,” that is found in the John T. Gorman Foundation’s most recent newsletter, highlights why it is important for people to be able to save, and the programs that can support the people of Maine in doing so: “For many Mainers, saving for a house, for… Read more

Monica Having Taxs Prepared at the L/A CA$H Coalition

Super Refund Saturday: A Tremendous Success

Posted February 18, 2016

Area resident Laura Merrill has her taxes prepared by IRS-Certified volunteer Monica Lee on Super Refund Saturday.   Super Refund Saturday & Financial Resource Fair Huge Success! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEWISTON:  Super Refund Saturday, as hosted by the Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition, was a tremendous success once again on February 13, 2016.  A room full of IRS-certified tax preparers… Read more

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Work and Save LD 1318: Help Us Spread the Word

Posted February 11, 2016

What is Work and Save? Work and Save is the short/working title of a bill before the Maine Legislature that would make it easier for employees of Maine’s small businesses to save for retirement.  Representative Henry Beck of Waterville is the primary sponsor. The official title of LD 1318 is “An Act to Promote individual… Read more

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Press Release: EITC Awareness Day at the State House

Posted January 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016                Contact: Janet Smith (207) 778-2757 CA$H Maine Celebrates EITC Awareness Day, Announces Goal to Help 1,500 Maine Families Take Advantage of Tax Credits and Achieve Financial Stability AUGUSTA – Members of the Maine legislature joined family success and stability advocates and others today at an… Read more

Join Us for EITC Awareness Day 2016!

Posted January 20, 2016

  Learn how the Earned Income Tax Credit benefits the people of Maine. Thank Legislators for making the Maine EITC refundable. Hear how CA$H Maine is helping empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability through the Ready, Set, Save initiative. Compare where Maine stands on a national level through CFED Scorecard data…. Read more

Maine State House Hall of Flags 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Coffee & Resource Tables starting at 8:30) Cost: Free