CA$H Maine

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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

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April is Financial Literacy Awareness Month

Posted April 1, 2016

This month is Financial Literacy Awareness Month. Throughout April will be featuring financial tips on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to “like” us so that you will receive these helpful and fun tips! New Ventures Maine, one of CA$H’s many community partners, provides statewide tuition free classes statewide in money management, career planning, and starting a… Read more

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April 11-15 is Retirement Planning Week

Posted April 1, 2016

Most Americans are falling short of the amount required for a comfortable retirement – if they are saving at all.  The difficulty can be a lack of education about the need for retirement savings.  Also, meeting the demands of today and/or the belief that our wages are too low can prevent us from saving for… Read more

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CA$H Asset Organizer Pays It Forward

Posted March 14, 2016

Thanks to New Ventures Maine’s (NVME) Financing Your Future class and the Family Development Account (FDA) matched savings program, Gail was able to go back to college part-time while working full-time and graduate debt-free. Gail graduated debt-free in 2010 with her Associate Degree. She then went to work in the office at Lane Construction. She… Read more

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AmeriCorps Volunteers at Four Directions Dive into Taxes

Posted March 11, 2016

Previously a team of one, the number of tax preparers at Four Directions has now grown to four with the much-appreciated help of AmeriCorps volunteers, Olivia Gambocarto and Emily Baer. Wabanaki CA$H, managed by Four Directions Development Corporation, has already increased participation levels by over 25% this year. “It has been exciting to be a part… Read more

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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