CA$H Maine

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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

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CA$H Maine Adds Class Listing

Posted May 31, 2016

We have a new section on our website that highlights money management, career, home ownership, and small business classes available throughout the state through our community partners. The class listing can be found in the drop down under the Money Guide. This listing will be updated as new classes become available. Summer classes will be… Read more

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Ways to Make the Most of Your Refund

Posted May 9, 2016

Tax season is over and for those who received a tax refund the question is what to do with that refund. Many tax filers already know what they will do with their refund such as paying down debt, bringing past due bills current, other individual financial needs, etc. Saving some of your refund can be… Read more

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Payback Playbook for Student Loans Unveiled

Posted May 9, 2016

On April 28th the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released information that they were making available a prototype of the Payback Playbook for consumers to review.  The Payback Playbook will allow consumers with student loan debt to view personalized payment options on their bill, online and through email to see what options would be most… 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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Kids and Money: When to start the conversation?

Posted April 28, 2016

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids about saving, budgeting, and other money basics.  While it may seems like a complicated topic there are many activities you can have your children do to help them learn about money in a fun and stress-free way.    If you do not feel confident in your… 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