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Free Tax Prep. in Augusta

Posted January 3, 2017

Capital Area CA$H VITA tax clinics will take place on Tuesday evenings in February and March 2017. You may qualify to have your taxes prepared for free if your household income was less than $54,000 in 2016. Learn if you qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit. Use direct deposit for a faster refund…. Read more

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Midcoast CA$H seeks volunteers

Posted September 23, 2016

Gene Wiemers helping Ruth Mueller with her 2015 taxes.   Last year, Midcoast CA$H helped return more than $730,000 in federal refunds and an  additional $174,917 in Maine State refunds to taxpayers who needed to pay bills, mortgages, buy food, heating fuel, start a savings account or save for an education – all for free. … Read more

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Free Fall Classes: Augusta, Gardiner, and Oakland

Posted August 26, 2016

Join a free class this season to build your confidence, build your savings, and build your action plan!   My Money Works will be held on Tuesday evenings at Cony High School from September 20-October 18. You can gain tools to create a budget, understand credit, make a savings plan, and set and meet financial goals.   Building Confidence will… Read more

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Fall Classes Starting Soon-Register Today!

Posted August 16, 2016

  Are you interested in taking a financial class this fall? Here are the options that will be offered through our partner New Ventures Maine:   My Money Works Farmington-Starting 8/24 South Portland-Starting 9/19 Augusta-Starting 9/20 Rockland-Starting 10/5 Lewiston-Starting 10/25   Budgeting Basics Lewiston-Starting 8/30 Turner-Starting 10/11 Strong-Starting 10/19 Bethel-Starting 10/26   Clean Up Your… Read more

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Aroostook CA$H Receives Outstanding Volunteer Award

Posted June 20, 2016

  The United Way of Aroostook (UWA) recently held their annual meeting in Presque Isle. Funding and awards were presented to  18 local organizations.  Aroostook CA$H was one of the local organizations who received an award. “Each year the UWA selects one individual to be our volunteer of the year based primarily on service to… Read more

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Calling All CA$H Maine Income Tax Filers

Posted June 17, 2016

We want to hear from you! Recently we sent out surveys to those who provided contact information when they had their income taxes prepared through their local CA$H Maine coalition. Those who provided email addresses should have received a survey by email. Mail surveys were sent to those who did not provide email addresses. The first… Read more

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Summer Learning in Augusta

Posted June 14, 2016

New Ventures Maine is now accepting registrations for several engaging, tuition-free classes!   My Money Works will meet on four Thursdays, July 14 – August 4, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the University of Maine at Augusta. This class, open to adults of all abilities, provides the tools to create a budget, learn about credit use,… Read more

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York County Offers Financial Coaching Assistance!

Posted June 13, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions about Financial Opportunity Coaching What is York County Community Action’s Financial Coaching Program?  It is to match a volunteer Coach with a Participant in order to follow a path of self-determination in setting a goal and then attaining it by using resources available. What is the commitment of the Coach and the Participant?… Read more

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CA$H Maine Volunteer Receives Award

Posted June 8, 2016

Alex Brann receiving her award from Elizabeth Barron, Executive Director of United Way of Mid-Maine and Central Maine CA$H Site Coordinator. It takes a great number of people to show up in their kindness to help keep the VITA tax sites running smoothly each year.  Central Maine CA$H Coalition is fortunate to get people from… Read more

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Update: LD 1318 Work and Save

Posted June 7, 2016

LD 1318, known by its shortened name, Work and Save, did not survive the legislative process this past session in spite of  the concerted efforts of a group of  advocates led by Amy Gallant of AARP, and  supported by Eloise Vitelli for CA$H Maine and NVME, among others. Conversations have already begun, however, to re-introduce… Read more