CA$H Maine

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Aroostook CA$H Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

Posted June 20, 2016

  The United Way of Aroostook (UWA) recently held their annual meeting in Presque Isle. Funding and awards were presented to  18 local organizations.  Aroostook CA$H was one of the local organizations who received an award. “Each year the UWA selects one individual to be our volunteer of the year based primarily on service to… Read more

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Calling All CA$H Maine Income Tax Filers

Posted June 17, 2016

We want to hear from you! Recently we sent out surveys to those who provided contact information when they had their income taxes prepared through their local CA$H Maine coalition. Those who provided email addresses should have received a survey by email. Mail surveys were sent to those who did not provide email addresses. The first… Read more

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The Racial Wealth Gap

Posted June 13, 2016

  Did you know that 2/3 of people living in the USA live paycheck to paycheck? For those that experience this, it is hard to build wealth when there is nothing left at the end of the month to save or invest. Wealth inequality is becoming just as a big of a problem as income inequality…. Read more

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CA$H Maine Volunteer Receives Award

Posted June 8, 2016

Alex Brann receiving her award from Elizabeth Barron, Executive Director of United Way of Mid-Maine and Central Maine CA$H Site Coordinator. It takes a great number of people to show up in their kindness to help keep the VITA tax sites running smoothly each year.  Central Maine CA$H Coalition is fortunate to get people from… Read more

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Who is Hungry in Maine?

Posted June 6, 2016

  Did you know that 16.2% of Maine’s 1.3 million citizens are experiencing food insecurity? 16.2% may not sound like a lot, but that percent represents 208,000 people. This amounts to approximately 1/6 of the state’s population that is not getting enough to eat. What is food insecurity anyway? Food insecurity is experienced by a… Read more

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CA$H Maine Adds Class Listing

Posted May 31, 2016

We have a new section on our website that highlights money management, career, home ownership, and small business classes available throughout the state through our community partners. The class listing can be found in the drop down under the Money Guide. This listing will be updated as new classes become available. Summer classes will be… Read more

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Ways to Make the Most of Your Refund

Posted May 9, 2016

Tax season is over and for those who received a tax refund the question is what to do with that refund. Many tax filers already know what they will do with their refund such as paying down debt, bringing past due bills current, other individual financial needs, etc. Saving some of your refund can be… Read more

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Payback Playbook for Student Loans Unveiled

Posted May 9, 2016

On April 28th the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released information that they were making available a prototype of the Payback Playbook for consumers to review.  The Payback Playbook will allow consumers with student loan debt to view personalized payment options on their bill, online and through email to see what options would be most… Read more

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Planning for the Unexpected

Posted April 29, 2016

There are times in life when unexpected things happen that change one’s financial situation. This may be the loss of a job, a separation or divorce, the death of a spouse or a major home or car repair. All of these circumstances can cause our finances to suffer as we try to figure out how… Read more

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Kids and Money: When to start the conversation?

Posted April 28, 2016

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids about saving, budgeting, and other money basics.  While it may seems like a complicated topic there are many activities you can have your children do to help them learn about money in a fun and stress-free way.    If you do not feel confident in your… Read more