The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has created a variety of free resources and tools designed to assist students, parents and educators with understanding the important elements of successful money management.
Elementary Coloring Book Series and Elementary Coloring Book Teaching Guide
Featuring FAME’s Cash & Max, this three-part series of coloring books was created to introduce elementary students (ideally grades K-2) with three key concepts; career exploration, education after high school and money management.
Elementary Workbook and Elementary Workbook Teaching Guide
This three-part series of workbooks was created to introduce elementary students (ideally grades three through five) with three key concepts; career exploration, education after high school and money management.
FAME Money Management Tool Kit
This booklet was designed to provide valuable money management information to high school, college students and adults and focuses on an eight-step approach to financial success.
Claim Your Future™ (formerly Get a Life)
FAME’s Claim Your Future game is an interactive financial literacy game created primarily for middle school and high school students. Through this game, students learn about potential career options, college aspirations and financial education; including budgeting, wants vs. needs and making choices.
FAME's Career Search allows students to find careers that match their personality traits or to simply review a particular career to assess compatibility with their interests. Select from the options below to get started with your search!
FAME Money Management Presentations –
“Get a Life” Financial Literacy Game
Financial Literacy 101
Calculators and Tools
Use these interactive online calculators to help you manage your money.
FAME Quick Tips
One-page fact sheets that provide useful tips and information related to financial aid and money management. Each fact sheet is created as a PDF for easy printing and distribution.
Learning how to manage your money is an important step toward taking control of your life. Understanding where your money is coming from and where it’s going is critical to help ensure that you achieve your life’s goals. It is never too early (or too late) to improve your money management skills.
Financial Education Services Clearinghouse
Maine Jump$tart Coalition
Mapping Your Future
Credit Card Advice and Calculators
Fair Isaac Corporation
Using Credit Cards Wisely
Truth About Credit
VISA Practical Money Skills
Higher Education Tax Benefits
Opportunity Maine Income Tax Credit
Federal Tax for Higher Education
Money Management Advice
National Foundation for Credit Counseling
Practical Money Skills