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Eastern CA$H to Offer Virtual VITA Drop Off

Posted January 20, 2016

Eastern Maine CA$H will be offering several locations this year that will be Virtual VITA drop off sites. A drop off site allows customers to drop off their tax return documents on certain days and come back another day to receive their completed return. The following locations in Washington County will be offering this service:… Read more

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Free Tax Prep in Houlton

Posted January 19, 2016

Free tax prep will be available at the Houlton Higher Education Center  at 18 Military St on the following Saturdays during tax season. February 27 March 19  April 2. Call United Way of Aroostook at 207-764-5197 to schedule an appointment. Read more

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Free Virtual Tax Prep in Fort Kent

Posted January 19, 2016

Free Virtual Tax Site will be made available at the Blake Library – University of Maine at Fort Kent this tax season. We will have a volunteer at the site Feb. 11, February 25, March 10 & March 24. The site will be open on the above dates:  12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Please bring… Read more

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Q. How Big Should My Emergency Fund Be?

Posted January 15, 2016

A. There is a wide range of opinions about how big an emergency fund should be. Your fund is going to depend on what amount you feel most comfortable with. The standard suggestions are 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months or 9 to 12 months of living expenses. If you are self-employed or… Read more

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Q. How Do I Budget for One-Time Expenses?

Posted January 15, 2016

A. You may have expenses that are not consistent each month or happen only one time. The best way to budget for these expenses is to have an emergency fund. You can do this by listing them as a separate item on your budget sheet and setting up an automatic transfer to the account the… Read more

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Q. Do I need to budget my bank fees?

Posted January 15, 2016

A. If you know that you will be paying bank fees such as maintenance fees or ATM fees on a regular basis you will want to include these in your budget. By having these fees in your budget you are less likely to find yourself not able to pay them.   Read more