Maryland CASH Academy

Build Your Financial IQ. One Class at a Time.


Who We Are: The Maryland CASH Academy, a signature program of the Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign, offers free personal finance classes on a wide variety of topics across the state of Maryland. Search for a class by location, date, topic or educator.


Would you like to help build others' financial well-being?


    


                                               

Contact us today to become a volunteer Financial Educator or Partner. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Do you like to help others learn to be confident in handling their finances? MD CASH Campaign is seeking volunteers who would like to:

  • Teach classes
  • Do one on one financial coaching 
  • Do outreach in your local communities to let others know about our classes and coaching programs.  
No experience is required--we will provide FREE training and support. 

If you would like to teach classes, we will help you with developing curriculum, learning effective teaching methods, locating a place for your class, advertising and registering participants. If you would like, you can co-teach with a current Educator until you are comfortable. Do you love teaching? Do you have experience with financial services? Are you passionate about helping people better manage their finances? Are you eager to continue developing your skills as a financial educator? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please complete this online application to become an educator with the Maryland CASH Academy.


Volunteer Educator Alvin Carlos in 'Investment & Retirement' Class 

If you would like to work one on one with someone to help them achieve their financial goals, we will provide free training and help connect you to clients. 

If you would like to spread the word to your friends and neighbors about our free, in-person fact based financial education classes, you can help by posting our local flyers in your community centers, grocery stores, etc. as well as any online local calendar listings. Volunteer in your area and give only as much time as you are comfortable with. 



Become A Partner

Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Please contact us to inquire about partnership opportunities. 



If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class

If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, click here to send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like that class.



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Become a Partner

Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a ClassB

If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic,click hereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class.
 

Money Matters Fair
March 14th 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Long Reach High School 6101 Old Dobbin Road Columbia


FREE Financial Education Activities For The Entire Family


You'll have access to information and services ranging from a variety of topics such as:

  • Living Within Your Means
  • College Funding Options
  • Planning for Retirement
  • Caring for Aging Parents
  • Financial Planning
  • Credit Report Services 
  • Money Skills for Students
  • Free Tax Preparation

Workshops ■ Exhibitors ■ Entertainment ■ Refreshments

For more info please call 443-718-9350 or visit www.makingchangecenter.org



Money Power Day
March 21st 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Poly-Western High School (1400 W Cold Spring)


Money Power Day® is a Free annual event providing Baltimore area families with quality financial services including:

  • Credit reports
  • Credit counseling
  • Customized financial planning
  • Housing counseling
  • Tax preparation
  • Screening for public benefits
  • Financial programs for youth
  • Tax Sale Prevention Clinic
For more information on Money Power Day please click here



Super Tax Day

Offers Free Tax Preparation, Other Resources to Qualified Residents
March 28th 2015

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue next to Gaithersburg High School.


Residents of Montgomery County earning less than $53,000 a year qualify for free income tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. While appointments are taken at various locations throughout Montgomery County, several agencies are joining together to host Super Tax Day in Gaithersburg, an opportunity for residents to get free tax preparation and learn about other services and resources.

In addition to tax preparation and assistance with the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits, representatives will be on hand to assist with applications for SNAP (food assistance) and FAFSA (student aid). Housing counselors will also be available, and can assist with information about the Maryland Renters Tax Credit Program. Additionally, financial institutions with the Bank On Gaithersburg program can assist with opening low or no cost accounts in preparation for direct deposit of tax refunds.

Assistance with Schedule C & C-EZ will also be available for qualifying small business owners, contractors and the self-employed. Certain restrictions apply.

This event is sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg and its Bank On Gaithersburg program, Café Montgomery, the Montgomery County Community Action Agency, Maryland Cash Campaign, the Montgomery College Educational Opportunity Center, the Housing Initiatives Partnership, and Family Services, Inc.

For sign language and other special accommodations at this event, please call 240-777-1697, providing advance notice of at least three business days. For information about Montgomery County services call 311 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311. For more information about Super Tax Day please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov or call the Gaithersburg Community Services Division at 301-258-6395 x4.


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If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 
Become a Partner
Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 
Become a Partner
Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Pleasecontact usto inquire about partnership opportunities.


If you don't see a desired class topic in your area, Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, clickhereto send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 
 

 Thank You...

The Maryland CASH Academy thanks the Connecticut Money School and Delaware Money School for website and program inspiration and insight.

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