CA$H Maine

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Trixie Sidelinger: Long Road Traveled to L/A CA$H

Posted April 9, 2019

New Model of Assistance at Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Lewiston-Auburn CA$H has been operating since 2004. Our unwavering focus is helping people and the responses we receive from folks at the tax site make it all worthwhile. L/A CA$H volunteers are committed beyond measure and residents appreciate the personalized service. Our new model, which we started in… Read more

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Did You Have an Unexpected Tax Bill in 2019?

Posted April 8, 2019

Now that you’ve filed, do you need to tell your employer to withhold more or less income to pay your 2019 taxes? Was your refund lower than expected, or did you have an unexpected tax bill when you filed this year? You can take steps today to make sure your federal income tax withholding is… Read more

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Credit mistakes that could be costing you money

Posted April 3, 2019

By Liane Fiano, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, March 18, 2019. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. Managing your credit can sometimes seem like a lot of work, but it’s essential. Your credit history plays a big role in your financial… Read more

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Make a plan to save some of your tax refund

Posted March 9, 2019

Blog by Dave Sieminski and Jill Wheeler of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – FEB 07, 2019 Making a plan to save at tax time As you gather your tax records and prepare to file, why not use this annual responsibility to take another step towards building financial security for yourself or your family? For… Read more

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EITC – You Earned It. Get It Back

Posted January 21, 2019

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit that may give you money back at tax time or lower the federal taxes you owe. You can claim the credit whether you’re single or married, or have children or not. The main requirement is that you… Read more

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Three ways to enjoy the holidays without going into debt

Posted December 6, 2018

Blog By Courtney-Rose Dantus, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection – NOV 19, 2018 The holidays are a time of giving, from traveling to see family and friends to shopping for gifts. For many people, all of this spending can add up quickly. During the 2017 holiday season, American credit card debt rose at the second-fastest… Read more

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Celebrating Economic Opportunity and Asset Building in Native Communities

Posted November 26, 2018

Arohi Pathak Associate Director, Field Engagement Prosperity Now, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Prosperity Now Blog In this Native American Heritage month, we’re inspired by the exciting work taking place in Native communities that have historically struggled with poverty, high unemployment and limited economic opportunity. Today, increased investment in and by Native Community Development Financial Institutions… Read more