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MD CASH Academy classes are for adults who want to learn more about managing their financial lives.  We offer a wide range of classes for people who are interested in budgeting, managing debt, saving for the future, filing their taxes or managing their insurance. Our Educators and Partners provide fact based financial education without providing financial advice or selling any products or services. 
 
You must complete our free registration on the site in order to be able to sign-up for one of our classes online.

Upcoming events

    • 05 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Grantsville Elementary School,120 Grant St, Grantsville, MD 21536
    • 25

    Join the Garrett County Community Action Committee for a family dinner and workshop on tax planning. Childcare is provided along with activities for children to learn about money management.

    • 11 May 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    By attending this class you will learn about:

    • Tax Credits
    • Filing Requirements
    • New Tax Laws

    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 11 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    By attending this class you will learn about:

    • Tax Credits
    • Filing Requirements
    • New Tax Laws

    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 11 May 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Historic Oakland Manor at Columbia Town Center, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044
    There is more to Social Security than meets the eye. At this workshop you will learn the following and much more:
             
    • 5 factors to consider for deciding when to start taking benefits
    • Health of the system and whether benefits are likely to change
    • Innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse
    • How to coordinate benefits with other sources of income
    • How to minimize taxes on your benefits
    • Special rules on benefits for divorced spouses

    Registration Required


    Click to Register Online



    Your presenter will be Mark Timmick, a local Retirement & Estate Planning Specialist. Mr. Timmick is an experienced retirement planning professional and Investment Advisor Representative. He is also a published author and frequent public speaker, he has written for local newspapers, he is an active member of the Financial Planning Association, and he is the current President of the Howard County chapter of The Society for Financial Awareness. 

    • 12 May 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 104 East Center Street, Oakland, MD 21550
    • 25

    Join the Garrett County Community Action Committee for a family dinner and workshop on tax planning. Childcare is provided along with activities for children to learn about money management.

    • 12 May 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Historic Oakland Manor at Columbia Town Center, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044
    What’s more essential to retirement happiness than having a plan for your financial security? In this workshop you will learn:
             
    • How to accurately determine how much you'll need to have saved for retirement
    • Methods and strategies for reliably turning your savings (401(k)s, IRAs, TSPs, etc.) into the maximum income possible during retirement.
    • Strategies for protecting principal and helping you guard against the major financial risks of retirement.
    • How today’s advanced, modern annuities work and the pros & cons of using them in your plans
    • How to create a comprehensive retirement plan that is flexible and adaptable to your changing retirement financial needs

    Registration Required


    Click to Register Online


    Your presenter will be Mark Timmick, a local Retirement & Estate Planning Specialist. Mr. Timmick is an experienced retirement planning professional and Investment Advisor Representative. He is also a published author and frequent public speaker, he has written for local newspapers, he is an active member of the Financial Planning Association, and he is the current President of the Howard County chapter of The Society for Financial Awareness. 

    • 14 May 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Boulevard East Silver Spring, MD 20901

    Check out this FREE Nonprofit event that is being put on by AAHC Housing and Financial Resource Center! Register here!

    • 17 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Catholic Charities, 12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902
    • 20
    Money Matters (Budgeting)
    Understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.


    Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM


    A light meal is provided. No childcare. A light meal is provided. No childcare.


    Registration required: call 301-942-1790 ext. 100

    No late admittance allowed after 6:10pm.


    This class is provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. For more than 80 years, families, children and adults in need of help and hope have been able to turn to Catholic Charities to find comprehensive, caring and competent  support. With 63 programs working in 48 locations across the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland counties, Catholic Charities is uniquely positioned to help families overcome poverty and isolation and empower those they serve to live self-sufficient and independent lives.


    • 18 May 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    This workshop will explore common and not-so-common ways to maximizing your spending plan so you can "pump up your piggy bank" with savings.


    By the end of this class, you will:
    • Know the pros and cons of various savings tools (from stashing the cash at home to savings bonds and bank deposit accounts)
    • Understand the distinction between "spending less" and "saving," and
    • Explore the wonders of compound interest.


    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 18 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    This workshop will explore common and not-so-common ways to maximizing your spending plan so you can "pump up your piggy bank" with savings.


    By the end of this class, you will:
    • Know the pros and cons of various savings tools (from stashing the cash at home to savings bonds and bank deposit accounts)
    • Understand the distinction between "spending less" and "saving," and
    • Explore the wonders of compound interest.


    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 19 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar

    New Updates on Credit Reporting

    Learn about the latest changes in credit reporting including what information is being collected and how medical debt is being reported on consumers' credit reports. This webinar will be provided by the Maryland CASH Campaign and taught by Sue Rogan, AFC, Director of Financial Education.

    • 21 May 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Home Loan Center 321 South Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    • 10
    This workshop will cover the various topics below:

    • Preparing for the home-buying process
    • Understanding the different product and pricing options
    • Clarifying the mortgage process
    • Avoiding financial pitfalls
    • Planning for home maintenance and expenses

    RSVP to WorkshopRSVP@apgfcu.com! Space is limited.



    • 21 May 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Prosperity Center at Bernard Brown Community Center, 629 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
    • 20
    FCAA Home buyers Education Workshop

    Are you interested in becoming a first time home buyer? If so, this workshop may be for you.

    Topics include:

    • Creating a Budget
    • Credit and how it effects mortgage applications
    • The complete home buying process
    • Closing on a home
    • Mortgage and down payment programs available to first time home buyers


    Interested individuals should contact Brad Petersen at 301-600-3966 or bpetersen@cityoffrederick.com in addition to registering at the MD CASH Academy.



    This class is provided by:

    The Fredrick Community Action Agency (FCAA), a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency.  The FCAA is the federally designated Community Action Agency for Frederick County, Maryland, administers programs and services to assist disadvantaged and low-income people, thereby, ameliorating the causes and effects of poverty.



    • 24 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Enoch Pratt Free Library 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
    • 16

    Financial Freedom? Debt Free? Take control of your finances? Learn about credit and how to build/repair credit?

    Free? Free?!


    Looking for a place to serve and give back to Baltimore?

    A place to connect with real people in the community with real needs to make a lasting positive change?

    Join us for a Meet and Greet held at the Central Enoch Pratt Library on 400 Cathedral Street.

    Learn more about our Financial Coaching program and why it works and how you can be a part of the movement to helping the people of Baltimore City achieve financial stability. Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets Savings and Hope) is committed to providing a proven service like our Financial Coaching program that we know you can and will benefit from!



    FAQs

    Will there be food and beverages?

    Yes! (light snacks and drinks)


    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    moses@baltimorecash.org, briana@baltimorecash.org

    • 01 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    By the end of this class, you will:

    • Understand how to choose a bank or credit union

    • Know how to manage your accounts

    • Learn the difference between debit cards, credit cards and re-loadable debit cards

    • Understand interest and accounts that help build savings


    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 01 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    By the end of this class, you will:

    • Understand how to choose a bank or credit union

    • Know how to manage your accounts

    • Learn the difference between debit cards, credit cards and re-loadable debit cards

    • Understand interest and accounts that help build savings


    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 06 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, 205 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
    • 10

    Learn the best ways to improve your credit score and what on your credit report effects the outcome of your score!


    Reservations are required due to space capacity of the meeting room, which is limited to 20 people.

    To reserve your space, please call 410-612-2361 or email us at WorkshopRSVP@apgfcu.com.

    When responding please indicate how many will be attending.


    • 07 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Catholic Charities, 12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902
    • 20
    Money Matters (Budgeting)
    Understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.


    Asuntos de Dinero (Presupuesto) –en español
    Entienda cómo manejar su dinero, preparando un plan de gastos personales,  identificando maneras para reducir sus gastos e incrementar sus ingresos. 


    Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    Martes de 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    English and Español 


    A light meal is provided. No childcare. A light meal is provided. No childcare.


    Registration required: call 301-942-1790 ext. 100

    No late admittance allowed after 6:10pm.


    Para registrarse llame al 301-942-1790 ext. 100 No se permitirán personas después de las 6:10pm


    This class is provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. For more than 80 years, families, children and adults in need of help and hope have been able to turn to Catholic Charities to find comprehensive, caring and competent  support. With 63 programs working in 48 locations across the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland counties, Catholic Charities is uniquely positioned to help families overcome poverty and isolation and empower those they serve to live self-sufficient and independent lives.


    • 08 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    By the end of this class, you will:

    • Explore your money values and habits
    • Learn how to create manageable financial goals 
    • Create a Spending Plan which will set you on the path to meeting your goals!


    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 08 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    By the end of this class, you will:

    • Explore your money values and habits
    • Learn how to create manageable financial goals 
    • Create a Spending Plan which will set you on the path to meeting your goals!


    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    This workshop why it is important to monitor your credit and review the following:

    • Credit Reports
    • Credit Monitoring Services
    • Credit Scores
    • Credit in general

    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    This workshop why it is important to monitor your credit and review the following:

    • Credit Reports
    • Credit Monitoring Services
    • Credit Scores
    • Credit in general

    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 18 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Prosperity Center at Bernard Brown Community Center, 629 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
    • 20
    FCAA Home buyers Education Workshop

    Are you interested in becoming a first time home buyer? If so, this workshop may be for you.

    Topics include:

    • Creating a Budget
    • Credit and how it effects mortgage applications
    • The complete home buying process
    • Closing on a home
    • Mortgage and down payment programs available to first time home buyers


    Interested individuals should contact Brad Petersen at 301-600-3966 or bpetersen@cityoffrederick.com in addition to registering at the MD CASH Academy.



    This class is provided by:

    The Fredrick Community Action Agency (FCAA), a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency.  The FCAA is the federally designated Community Action Agency for Frederick County, Maryland, administers programs and services to assist disadvantaged and low-income people, thereby, ameliorating the causes and effects of poverty.



    • 20 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, 205 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
    • 10

    Learn how to increase your income by finding hidden cash!


    Reservations are required due to space capacity of the meeting room, which is limited to 20 people.

    To reserve your space, please call 410-612-2361 or email us at WorkshopRSVP@apgfcu.com.

    When responding please indicate how many will be attending.


    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Enoch Pratt Free Library 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
    • 19

    Financial Freedom? Debt Free? Take control of your finances? Learn about credit and how to build/repair credit?

    Free? Free?!


    Looking for a place to serve and give back to Baltimore?

    A place to connect with real people in the community with real needs to make a lasting positive change?

    Join us for a Meet and Greet held at the Central Enoch Pratt Library on 400 Cathedral Street.

    Learn more about our Financial Coaching program and why it works and how you can be a part of the movement to helping the people of Baltimore City achieve financial stability. Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets Savings and Hope) is committed to providing a proven service like our Financial Coaching program that we know you can and will benefit from!



    FAQs

    Will there be food and beverages?

    Yes! (light snacks and drinks)


    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    moses@baltimorecash.org, briana@baltimorecash.org

    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Catholic Charities, 12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902
    • 20
    Money Matters (Budgeting)
    Understand how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and identifying ways to decrease spending and increase income.


    Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 PM


    A light meal is provided. No childcare. A light meal is provided. No childcare.


    Registration required: call 301-942-1790 ext. 100

    No late admittance allowed after 6:10pm.


    This class is provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. For more than 80 years, families, children and adults in need of help and hope have been able to turn to Catholic Charities to find comprehensive, caring and competent  support. With 63 programs working in 48 locations across the District of Columbia and the surrounding Maryland counties, Catholic Charities is uniquely positioned to help families overcome poverty and isolation and empower those they serve to live self-sufficient and independent lives.


    • 22 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    This workshop will explore common and not-so-common ways to maximizing your spending plan so you can "pump up your piggy bank" with savings.


    By the end of this class, you will:
    • Know the pros and cons of various savings tools (from stashing the cash at home to savings bonds and bank deposit accounts)
    • Understand the distinction between "spending less" and "saving," and
    • Explore the wonders of compound interest.


    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 22 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    This workshop will explore common and not-so-common ways to maximizing your spending plan so you can "pump up your piggy bank" with savings.


    By the end of this class, you will:
    • Know the pros and cons of various savings tools (from stashing the cash at home to savings bonds and bank deposit accounts)
    • Understand the distinction between "spending less" and "saving," and
    • Explore the wonders of compound interest.


    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    By the end of this class, you will:

    • Know more about consumer scams
    • Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft
    • Learn smart consumer purchasing decisions

    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 29 Jun 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740

    This class is being provided through the partnership of Reach of Washington County, Washington County Free Library and the Maryland CASH Campaign.


    By the end of this class, you will:

    • Know more about consumer scams
    • Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft
    • Learn smart consumer purchasing decisions

    Registration for this even is requested for this event. You can register here on CASH Academy or by calling Kelli Tencer at Reach at (301) 733-237, ext. 107

    • 11 Jul 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, 205 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
    • 10

    This workshop will cover the various topics below:

    • Preparing for the home-buying process
    • Understanding the different product and pricing options
    • Clarifying the mortgage process
    • Avoiding financial pitfalls
    • Planning for home maintenance and expenses

    Reservations are required due to space capacity of the meeting room, which is limited to 20 people.

    To reserve your space, please call 410-612-2361 or email us at WorkshopRSVP@apgfcu.com.

    When responding please indicate how many will be attending.


    • 19 Jul 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Enoch Pratt Free Library 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
    • 20

    Financial Freedom? Debt Free? Take control of your finances? Learn about credit and how to build/repair credit?

    Free? Free?!


    Looking for a place to serve and give back to Baltimore?

    A place to connect with real people in the community with real needs to make a lasting positive change?

    Join us for a Meet and Greet held at the Central Enoch Pratt Library on 400 Cathedral Street.

    Learn more about our Financial Coaching program and why it works and how you can be a part of the movement to helping the people of Baltimore City achieve financial stability. Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets Savings and Hope) is committed to providing a proven service like our Financial Coaching program that we know you can and will benefit from!



    FAQs

    Will there be food and beverages?

    Yes! (light snacks and drinks)


    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    moses@baltimorecash.org, briana@baltimorecash.org

    • 23 Aug 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Enoch Pratt Free Library 400 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
    • 20

    Financial Freedom? Debt Free? Take control of your finances? Learn about credit and how to build/repair credit?

    Free? Free?!


    Looking for a place to serve and give back to Baltimore?

    A place to connect with real people in the community with real needs to make a lasting positive change?

    Join us for a Meet and Greet held at the Central Enoch Pratt Library on 400 Cathedral Street.

    Learn more about our Financial Coaching program and why it works and how you can be a part of the movement to helping the people of Baltimore City achieve financial stability. Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets Savings and Hope) is committed to providing a proven service like our Financial Coaching program that we know you can and will benefit from!



    FAQs

    Will there be food and beverages?

    Yes! (light snacks and drinks)


    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    moses@baltimorecash.org, briana@baltimorecash.org

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