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"At first I thought this class would not interest me. My Case Manager asked if I would do it and I said I would. I've been to my first class and loved it-looking forward to the future classes!" George Stotler



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. Please contact us at info@mdcash.org if you need special accommodations to attend one of our classes. 

Upcoming events

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wicomico Public Library: Ocean Pines Branch, 11107 Cathell Rd, Berlin, MD 21811
    Register


    As a young adult venturing out on your own, learn how to explore housing options and all the costs associated with moving, setting up your home, establishing accounts and being independent in this fun and interactive workshop.


    This class is open to only MD PROMISE participants and their families.  MD PROMISE provides services at no-cost to youth ages 14-16 who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and their families.  The goal of these services is to help youth and their families get an education or training, find work, and access other resources to reach their goals.


    Sponsored by MD PROMISE and Way Station. 


    If you need any assistance to attend this class, feel free to ask your MD PROMISE Case Manager



    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774 Prince George’s Community College, Largo Campus Center for Advanced Technology (CAT), Room #133
    Register
    Join us for discussions on money management skills, banking solutions, and credit management strategies.

    Location: Center for Advanced Technology in Room #133

    Attendance is FREE but registration is strongly encouraged.

    For more information, please contact:
    Catherine Clark, Program Coordinator
    301-546-1598
    cclark39650@pgcc.edu.


    Register Here 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fs4sWpmAvHtnyNA_S7LXFuQi_ZQXqCxk2W25MKYMWCA/viewform?edit_requested=true

    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • United Way of Frederick County, 629 N. Market St, Frederick MD
    Register

    Thinking of buying a new or used car? Looking for advice

    about how and where to finance the car? Wondering how to

    find the right mechanic and what to do to keep your car safe

    and working well?


    Come learn all the secrets to buying and financing a car,

    choosing a repair shop, and keeping your car running right.

     The class is free and open to all. It is co-sponsored by

    Consumer Auto, The Prosperity Center of Frederick, MD,

    Second Chance Garage, Frederick County Bank, and the

    Frederick County Coalition for Financial Success


    The workshop will be led by experts in auto safety and auto

    fraud. They’ll offer good advice on how to buy and finance a

    new or used car and keep your car safe on the road – and

    answer your questions about auto safety, auto fraud and auto

    maintenance.


    You can sign up to attend here:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6rDvvp3h

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    xCemI1NoWn0BowR4ijyGgwTviow/viewform


    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Frederick County Association of Realtors,478 Prospect Blvd, 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 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
    • 90
    Register



    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774 Prince George’s Community College, Largo Campus Center for Advanced Technology (CAT), Room #133
    Register

    Join us for discussions on money management skills, banking solutions, and credit management strategies.

    Location: Center for Advanced Technology in Room #133

    Attendance is FREE but registration is strongly encouraged.

    For more information, please contact:
    Catherine Clark, Program Coordinator
    301-546-1598
    cclark39650@pgcc.edu.


    Register Here

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fs4sWpmAvHtnyNA_S7LXFuQi_ZQXqCxk2W25MKYMWCA/viewform?edit_requested=true



    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 1 Wells Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877

    Learn about protecting yourself from identity theft and how to be a smart consumer with this great workshop from Bank On Gaithersburg and the Financial Wellness Coalition.


    Please RSVP at (240) 805-1826

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #309, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
    Register

    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 your different options for preparing taxes
    • Know how to choose the best way to prep for tax time for yourself

    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

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Hurlock Community Center at the old train station 107 Gay St., Hurlock, MD. 2164
    Register


    As a young adult venturing out on your own, learn how to explore housing options and all the costs associated with moving, setting up your home, establishing accounts and being independent in this fun and interactive workshop.


    This class is open to only MD PROMISE participants and their families.  MD PROMISE provides services at no-cost to youth ages 14-16 who are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and their families.  The goal of these services is to help youth and their families get an education or training, find work, and access other resources to reach their goals.


    Sponsored by MD PROMISE and Way Station. 


    If you need any assistance to attend this class, feel free to ask your MD PROMISE Case Manager



    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 205 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
    Register

    Everything you need to build a better budget. 


    This workshop will cover the following: 

    • Recognize the benefits of budgeting 
    • Establish financial goals 
    • Evaluate personal spending habits 
    • Identify various ways to complete a budget 
    • Prepare a basic budget 

    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. 


    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar
    • 92
    Register

    Talking to clients about taxes can be difficult, especially if they have a “side hustle” or small business.  They may not know or understand the implications of generating this additional income. This webinar is designed to provide you with general information and resources to help keep your clients informed of the impact this can have on their taxes and their financial lives. 

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • APG Federal Credit Union Home Loan Center 321 S. Main St. Bel Air, MD 21014
    This session will provide clarity and ideas to approach your overall financial life using financial planning checklists.


    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.



    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 629 N Market St. Frederick MD, 21701

    Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Financial Coach? Check out this training to learn the ins and outs of financial coaching and how you can help make a difference in people's financial lives. 


    To register please go here!


    This is not a certification.

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Washington County Free Library Room #334, 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD 21740
    Register

    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

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center 9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Register

    When was the last time you thought about life after work? It's not just about money, but also how you want to spend those years of leisure. Roy Yenoli of MakingChange discusses the many issues facing those thinking of their retirement.

    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 205 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
    Register

    This workshop will cover the following:

    • Identify ways to properly use and build credit
    • Explain good credit practices
    • Identify measures to protect your credit
    • Know and explain what is in a credit report
    • Pinpoint credit report information used in forming your credit score
    • Identify security measures to protect from identity theft
    • Identify ways to maintain a good credit report

    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.


    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 18330 Montgomery Village Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20879
    Register

    The Bank of Gaithersburg and the Financial Wellness Coalition invite you to the Federal Financial Aid/FAFSA Workshop to help you plan and save money. 


    RSVP to the workshop here 240-805-1826

    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 629 N.Market St., Frederick, MD
    Register

    This is a three-part event that includes:


    A. 4pm-5pm Credit Counseling

    -Appointment with Credit Advisors to review your credit score and report.


    B. 5pm-6pm 

    - "Repair your Credit"  workshop


    C. 6pm-7pm 

    -Additional appointments with Credit Advisors


    You Must Have An Appointment to Attend

    To register for the Credit Cafe:


    1. Call 301-662-4225 ext. 1211 and ask for Mary Ellen Mitchell or ext 1209 and ask for Carol.


    Sponsors: 

    Interfaith Housing Alliance

    United Way

    Housing Authority


    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Frederick County Association of Realtors,478 Prospect Blvd, 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.



    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 18330 Montgomery Village Ave Gaithersburg, MD. 20879
    Register

    The Bank of Gaithersburg and the Financial Wellness Coalition invite you to FREE FINANCIAL WORKSHOP to help you plan and save your money.


    RSVP to 240-805-1826

    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 629 N Market St. Frederick MD, 21701

    Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Financial Coach? Check out this training to learn the ins and outs of financial coaching and how you can help make a difference in people's financial lives. 


    To register please go here!


    This is not a certification.

    • 04 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 205 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
    Register

    Do you have a budget and still find yourself short on cash? 


    This workshop will cover the following topics: 

    • Assess causes of financial shortfalls and identify ways to prevent them 
    • Identify measures and steps to find hidden cash 
    • Identify habits and practices that will help increase your net worth 

    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. 

     


    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 1710 Meade Village Circle Road, Severn MD 21444
    • 15
    Register

    Thinking of buying a new or used car? Looking for advice about how and where to finance the car? Wondering if you've chosen the right mechanic and what you need to do to keep your car safe and working well? Come learn all the secrets to buying and financing a car, choosing a repair shop, and keeping your car running right.


    The class will be taught by two veteran auto safety and auto fraud experts with long experience at Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Affairs. They'll share their expertise and answer YOUR questions about what you need to know to get a good deal on your next car. They'll also offer good advice on how to understand car loans and finance your car without falling into a debt trap.


    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • APG Federal Credit Union Home Loan Center 321 S. Main St. Bel Air, MD 21014
    Learn what impact credit has on your wallet, what is in a credit report and more.


    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.



    • 16 Dec 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Frederick County Association of Realtors,478 Prospect Blvd, 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.



    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, 205 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
    • 7
    Register

    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 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 1710 Meade Village Circle Road, Severn MD 21444
    • 20
    Register
    Come to this interactive seminar on homeowners, car, and other types of property insurance. Determine if you are properly insured!


    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 629 N.Market St., Frederick, MD
    Register

    This is a three-part event that includes:


    A. 4pm-5pm Credit Counseling

    -Appointment with Credit Advisors to review your credit score and report.


    B. 5pm-6pm 

    - "Repair your Credit"  workshop


    C. 6pm-7pm 

    -Additional appointments with Credit Advisors


    You Must Have An Appointment to Attend

    To register for the Credit Cafe:


    1. Call 301-662-4225 ext. 1211 and ask for Mary Ellen Mitchell or ext 1209 and ask for Carol.


    Sponsors: 

    Interfaith Housing Alliance

    United Way

    Housing Authority


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