The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) offers a variety of free resources, tools, and classroom curriculum designed to assist students, parents, and educators with understanding the important elements of successful money management. FAME will also provide presentations upon request on a variety of financial education topics and the Claim Your Future game.
Key Bank offers free workshops and presentations regarding budgeting, credit, setting financial goals, as well as other topics related to money management. Key Bank also provides an online money management self-assessment and education tool that is available in both English and Spanish. Interested educators or community members may contact Key Bank to learn more about scheduling a workshop or presentation.
Financial literacy is a priority of Machias Savings Bank. We want to provide all the materials needed to create a foundation of sound financial life skills to our communities. From hosting a seminar, teaching lessons at our local schools, to online videos to watch from your device, we are a resource for you.
Maine Bankers Association supports member banks by bringing financial literacy training to their local communities and informing communities about existing programs. An educator seeking financial literacy curriculum or content may contact Maine Bankers Association, which will then help the educator contact a local banker.
The Maine Credit Union League coordinates Financial Fitness Fairs for high school students statewide. Available both in-person and online, the FFFs are a unique simulation that offers students insight into what it’s like to balance a monthly budget. Additionally, the FFFs are being offered to New Mainers and soon-to-be-released inmates. The Maine Credit Union League also provides curriculum resources for teachers, with credit union staff and volunteers available to teach financial education in the classroom throughout the year.
The Maine Military Family Assistance Center’s mission is to provide a focal point of information for Veterans, Service Members, and their families. They strive to keep all aware of the benefits and services for which they qualify. The center works to provide resource and referral for financial assistance, Personal Finance Counselors, housing and employment opportunities, legal resources, and much more. To learn more and get the assistance you need, call our 24/7 hotline 1-888-365-9287, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MaineMFAC.
The MECPA is a professional membership organization comprised of certified public accountants and accounting professionals. The Society provides Continuing Professional Education courses on a variety of tax, regulatory, accounting and financial topics and promotes the accounting profession and the success of its members. Many MECPA members share their financial expertise on a volunteer basis with nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Maine.
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education serves the greater Waterville area.
We offer College Transitions to support students through the transition to college. We offer FAFSA and general college application assistance with our academic advisor. We also offer basic math classes focused on financial literacy, as a more functional option for students.
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union provides classroom presentations, handouts, and curriculum for students K- College Level. Additionally, financial resources, including budgeting and credit building resources, are made available to credit union members.
Norway Savings Bank helps you live your life in color with free online financial tools, relevant articles and user-friendly financial calculators to help you navigate all the most important moments of your life. In addition, they offer complimentary workshops concerning those financial issues that really matter: responsibly securing credit, household budgeting, setting smart financial goals and more. To schedule one of these events or find out more about these programs, please contact Norway Savings Bank at 1-888-725-2207.
The Portland Housing Authority emPOWERme program offers a holistic approach to family stability and financial empowerment. Support services and resources are provided to address identified barriers to self-sufficiency.
In partnership with the Finance Authority of Maine, iGrad® helps college students and graduates succeed through free online financial literacy tools that help students sharpen their knowledge about borrowing and repaying student loans, affording a home, paying credit card bills, investing, and budgeting. Sign up through FAME today at FAME.igrad.com, or if you are attending a participating college, visit the FAME website to sign up through your college.