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National Disability Institute Announces New Campaign

Posted July 28, 2016

Shared with permission from the National Disability Institute.   Check out the National Disability Institute’s campaign DISABLE POVERTY to increase awareness of Americans with disabilities. The National Disability Institute (NDI) announced the launch of its grassroots campaign, DISABLE POVERTY on July 26, 2016, the 26th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), to increase… Read more

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UMF Student Valued Volunteer at CA$H

Posted July 8, 2016

Divin Gatera (left) sits with Western Maine volunteer, Dahir Muktar.   Divin Gatera is a 22 year old volunteer tax preparer with Western Maine CA$H.  A national  from Rwanda, Divin is a junior at University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) pursuing a degree in Business-Economics with a minor in International Global Studies.  After being referred… 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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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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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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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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Is Homeownership for You?

Posted April 27, 2016

Have you ever thought that you would like to be a homeowner? This is a desire that many Americans have, so how do you decide if this is right for you? If you are currently renting, but are interested in becoming a homeowner, there are many decisions you will need to make.  A great place… Read more

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Should You Combine Your Finances?

Posted April 26, 2016

How do you decide if combining finances is right for you? Whether you have been a couple for years and are interested in combining your finances, or are getting married soon and are considering doing it then, there are many things to think about. While the decision is up to you and your partner about what… Read more

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Stepping into a New Stage of Life

Posted April 25, 2016

The last few weeks of classes are approaching, soon it will be finals week, and then on to graduation. Student in both high school and college will be stepping into a new stage in their lives. For some, this means starting at a new school in the fall,  and working toward earning a degree.  For… Read more

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Tax Prep Helps Dreams Come True

Posted April 18, 2016

Jeff and Anna Cardoza with their children. Anna Cardoza discovered CA$H Maine after she graduated from college. It helped her greatly to have her taxes prepared and get back the most she could from her tax refund.  As Anna said, “I’ve always felt that I was in good, capable hands at CA$H Maine and trust… Read more