CA$H Maine

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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

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York County Homebuyer Education Courses

Posted March 5, 2016

Purchasing a home is most likely the largest investment you will make. York County Community Action offer two programs to assist with this process: A 10-hour, Homebuyer Education class, offered monthly, that provides honest, accurate information concerning homeownership and prepares individuals for the steps in the homebuying process.  Participants earn a Certificate of Completion that is required… Read more

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Maine on Top of Children’s Savings Acounts

Posted March 3, 2016

A recent article published in the State Legislatures Magazine highlights Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs for college in the United States. Maine was the first state in the nation to launch a statewide universal CSA program in 2008. The state is credited with one of the most generous programs available, which includes a $500 grant… Read more

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Western CA$H Celebrates America Saves Week

Posted March 3, 2016

Steve and Laurie Welch of Chesterville with their savings pledge at Western Maine CA$H.   Last week CA$H Maine participated in America Saves Week, encouraging income tax filers to take a step toward savings by making a pledge. With 47% of Mainers living in asset poverty, tax season is an important time to start saving… Read more

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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

Monica Having Taxs Prepared at the L/A CA$H Coalition

Super Refund Saturday: A Tremendous Success

Posted February 18, 2016

Area resident Laura Merrill has her taxes prepared by IRS-Certified volunteer Monica Lee on Super Refund Saturday.   Super Refund Saturday & Financial Resource Fair Huge Success! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEWISTON:  Super Refund Saturday, as hosted by the Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition, was a tremendous success once again on February 13, 2016.  A room full of IRS-certified tax preparers… Read more

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Work and Save LD 1318: Help Us Spread the Word

Posted February 11, 2016

What is Work and Save? Work and Save is the short/working title of a bill before the Maine Legislature that would make it easier for employees of Maine’s small businesses to save for retirement.  Representative Henry Beck of Waterville is the primary sponsor. The official title of LD 1318 is “An Act to Promote individual… Read more

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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