CA$H Maine

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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

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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

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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

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Saving for College Can Make a Difference

Posted February 2, 2016

Lauren is a recent college graduate and a Radiologic Technologist at Stevens Memorial Hospital in Norway, Maine.  Her mother set up a college savings account for her when she no longer had to pay for daycare.  It was easy to set up as an automatic deposit and she barely missed it.   “My mother’s choice… Read more

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Western Maine Kickoff

Posted January 29, 2016

From left to right: Lisa Laflin, Western Maine CA$H Co-Coordinator, Deborah Weaver, Maine Local Taxpayer Advocate, Tess Armstrong, Senior Tax Consultant IRS , Divin Gatera, Volunteer Tax Preparer, Janet Smith, Western Maine CA$H Co-Coordinator, Dennis O’Neil, Volunteer Tax Preparer,  Amy Scholl, AmeriCorps VISTA, Lisa Lemieux, Western Maine CA$H Asset Organizer, Bobbie Wheeler, Western CA$H Site Coordinator.   Western Maine CA$H kicked off the… Read more

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Press Release: EITC Awareness Day at the State House

Posted January 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016                Contact: Janet Smith (207) 778-2757 CA$H Maine Celebrates EITC Awareness Day, Announces Goal to Help 1,500 Maine Families Take Advantage of Tax Credits and Achieve Financial Stability AUGUSTA – Members of the Maine legislature joined family success and stability advocates and others today at an… Read more