CA$H Maine (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), supported by United Way, is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help individuals and families achieve long-term financial stability. Through community and workplace outreach, these partnerships encourage individuals and families in Maine to find ways to make the most of their money. Check out their website for online resources or information on free money management courses. Or, stop by one of their ten locations throughout the state for free in-person financial advice from trained volunteers.
The CARE Committee is a volunteer organization comprised of bankruptcy lawyers, judges, and court staff who offer classroom and/or town hall style presentations geared towards middle school through college-aged students on the responsible use of credit and the pitfalls of falling into debt. They offer a component on student loans and have volunteers who are willing to travel statewide to help educate Maine students on financial literacy. Their services are free of charge.
Representing Maine Credit Unions, Jake Holmes provides education programs to enhance the lives and well-being of Mainers. Additionally, Jake coordinates the Financial Fitness Fairs across the state, writes blogs, created videos, and discusses financial literacy topics, with hopes of creating pathways to fiscal success.
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.
New Ventures Maine offers free classes in personal money management, career planning, and small business planning. Individual appointments are also available. Open to men and women of all ages and backgrounds.