CA$H Maine

Creating Assets, Savings & Hope

hands holding a gift decorated with fir cones and needles

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

Native American woman

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

person filling out checklist

Does Your Paycheck Need A Checkup?

Posted July 12, 2018

An informative article on the United Way blog has some great information about why it’s important to take a quick look at your paycheck right now.  (See the original blog post, here:  Does Your Paycheck Need a Checkup?) Most notable from the post, is this: The IRS has created a Withholding Calculator to help people estimate the… Read more

two women - tax filer and tax preparer

Reducing Stress At Tax Time

Posted May 21, 2018

WHO SAID TAX TIME HAS TO BE STRESSFUL?  NOT THIS TAX FILER! Wabanaki CA$H had a very busy tax season this year!  Wabanaki CA$H offered tax clinics in each of the four Wabanaki tribes in Maine – the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot –  and also served individuals at the Four Directions Development Corporation Offices in… Read more

Santa Havener sitting at her desk at work

A Student’s Success Story

Posted April 11, 2018

Benefiting from filing taxes University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) student Santa Havener did not know she could benefit from filing taxes. Santa knew she did not owe taxes, since her earnings came from a Work Study job on campus. However, a case manager at Augusta Housing urged her to file taxes and find out… Read more

Coalition Members on the stairs at the Statehouse

EITC Day at the Statehouse 2018

Posted January 26, 2018

Free Tax Assistance Helps Maine Residents Claim Their Full Refunds Thousands of Maine workers could overlook important federal tax benefits because they simply don’t know about them. They could miss out on an extra boost. To celebrate EITC Awareness Day CA$H Maine provided information at the Maine Statehouse Hall of Flags yesterday. “The Earned Income… Read more

Several people pictured, some seated, some standing, all people posed and facing the camera. All wearing matching vests.

New Volunteers to be Opportunity Guides

Posted January 26, 2018

Aroostook County CASH is proud to be working with The County Federal Credit Union this year as part of their free tax preparation program. Last year the program’s Asset Organizer met with over 500 households at their tax sites. She helped taxpayers make the most of their money by connecting them to local resources and… Read more