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.

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Become An Educator

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 an online application to become an educator with the Maryland CASH Academy.

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.

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 the class. 

Financial Education Awards

The Maryland Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) Campaign, Maryland Council on Economic Education, and the Maryland State Department of Education are pleased to announce the first-ever Financial Education and Capability Awards. 

The Financial Education and Capability Awards Program highlights the dedication and success of public school teachers and community champions. Recognition of public school teachers is tied to the Maryland State Curriculum for Personal Financial Literacy Education, which was created under the leadership of the Maryland State Department of Education and mandated for implementation in local school systems beginning in September of 2011. 

Each award winner will receive a certificate and $1,000 cash award. Thank you to our generous sponsors, OneMain Financial and The Woodside Foundation, who provided funding for four $1,000 awards. Awards will be given in the following categories: Elementary School Teacher or Program Middle School Teacher or Program High School Teacher or Program Community Champion Award. 

Please fill out the below application by April 4, 2014: Once you begin, you must complete the application. Paper copies of the survey available by emailing
Elementary, Middle, or High School Teacher or Program Community Champion

Passport April 2014 Launch Incentives
All points earned in April will be doubled.
The 1st 15 participants to reach student level (25 points) by June 30th will recieve:

A yearly subscription of Consumer Reports Money Advisor ($29 value)

For more information on the Passport to Prosperity please click here.

Sparking Behavior Change in Financial Education
Thursday, April 3rd, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
2014 Breakfast & Financial Education Workshop
CAFE's annual professional development breakfast event will be held at the Universities of Shady Grove Conference Center, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville, MD. This year's theme is "Sparking Behavior Change" and will include topics such as behavioral economics, student loan issues along with helpful tips and tools to use in financial education programs. Click here for more information.

Money Matters
Saturday, April 5th, 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Cecil College Library
Come learn how to manage your money and start planning for your future at Cecil College's Free Ca$h, Chat & Change Conference. For more information, or to register, call the Cecil College Library at (410)287-1005. Registration closes after April 2nd. Click here for more information.

Money Matters Fair
Saturday, April 5th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6600 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
Kick off Financial Education month with activities for children and teens, exhibitors, free credit reports, free introductory financial planning sessions, and free tax preparation by VITA. Please click here for more information on this event.

14th Annual Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day
Saturday, May 3rd, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Activity Center at Bohrer Park, Summit Hall Farm
506 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
The Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) invites realtors, banks, credit unions, homeowner associations, property managers, assisted living facilities, state and local government agencies, community organizations, businesses and nonprofits to be sponsors and exhibitors at the 14th Annual Montgomery County Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day. For more information on this even please click here.

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 and/or 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. 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 like to help your friends and neighbors find out 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. Click here for a brief online application  

 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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