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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

Nationallly, 20% of EITC-eligible workers overlook the credit and miss out on cash back at tax time. We're working to ensure that 100% of eligible Mainers receive this vital tax break. Cash Maine. Creating Assets, Savings & Hope.

EITC Awareness Day State House Event

Posted January 22, 2016

The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of our nation’s most powerful anti-poverty programs. Maine is one of 26 states to offer an EITC of its own to complement the federal credit. Join us on Tuesday, 1/26 to learn more about how the EITC helps low-wage workers, and the steps our state has… Read more

Join Us for EITC Awareness Day 2016!

Posted January 20, 2016

  Learn how the Earned Income Tax Credit benefits the people of Maine. Thank Legislators for making the Maine EITC refundable. Hear how CA$H Maine is helping empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability through the Ready, Set, Save initiative. Compare where Maine stands on a national level through CFED Scorecard data…. Read more

Maine State House Hall of Flags 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Coffee & Resource Tables starting at 8:30) Cost: Free
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Eastern CA$H to Offer Virtual VITA Drop Off

Posted January 20, 2016

Eastern Maine CA$H will be offering several locations this year that will be Virtual VITA drop off sites. A drop off site allows customers to drop off their tax return documents on certain days and come back another day to receive their completed return. The following locations in Washington County will be offering this service:… Read more

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Free Tax Prep in Houlton

Posted January 19, 2016

Free tax prep will be available at the Houlton Higher Education Center  at 18 Military St on the following Saturdays during tax season. February 27 March 19  April 2. Call United Way of Aroostook at 207-764-5197 to schedule an appointment. Read more