CA$H Maine

Creating Assets, Savings & Hope

Umbrella with rain

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

Couple in front of sold house sign smiling

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

Hands taking money out of green wallet

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

Wallet with credit card, change and paper bills.

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

People stading taking a picture.

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

Houses on a street

Upcoming Homebuyer Education Course

Posted March 11, 2016

FOUR DIRECTIONS OFFICE  |  20 Godfrey Drive, Orono ME  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 19th and MARCH 26th |  8am-3pm Want to keep that financial momentum going post-tax season? Think about attending a homebuyer education course through HoMEworks or a local nonprofit!   In cooperation with MaineStream Finance and Penquis CAP, Four Directions is offering a comprehensive… Read more

Image of money dropping into college and retirement jars

Matched Savings Efforts in Maine

Posted February 26, 2016

The article, “Matched Savings Efforts Help Mainers Work Towards a Better Future,” that is found in the John T. Gorman Foundation’s most recent newsletter, highlights why it is important for people to be able to save, and the programs that can support the people of Maine in doing so: “For many Mainers, saving for a house, for… Read more

Hands taking money out of green wallet

Ready for Emergency Expenses

Posted February 11, 2016

Nadia signed up for a Rainy Savings Account through New Ventures Maine because she was looking for ways to become more self-reliant. As a single mom just starting college, she knew she would need to have some emergency savings set aside to help with unexpected expenses. “After completing the Rainy Days Savings Program, something unpredictable… Read more

Two women standing.

Making Her Money Work Toward a New Car

Posted February 4, 2016

  Lee, who lives on a fixed income, was looking for better ways to manage her money when she signed up for a My Money Works class with New Ventures Maine. “Taking this class gave me both the skills and confidence that I needed to take control of my finances.” A motivated learner, she quickly… Read more

Buildings in a downtown area.

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