Financial Education

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.


Financial Education Resources

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.


Career Search
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.


Steps to Financial Success

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.

Maine-Based Financial Education Resources

Financial Education Services Clearinghouse

Maine Jump$tart Coalition


Additional Financial Education Resources

EducationQuest Foundation
Mapping Your Future


Credit Bureaus


Credit Card Advice and Calculators
Consumer Protection
Fair Isaac Corporation
Federal Reserve
Using Credit Cards Wisely
Truth About Credit
VISA Practical Money Skills


Foreign Exchange

Currency Converter


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

Young Money



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  • Friday, January 23, 2015 8:00 AM

    The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has announced that it has increased the amounts of NextGen College Investing Plan® matching grants to help Maine families that invest in education after high school. The annual NextStep Matching Grant is now up to $300 maximum and the Automated Funding Grant has doubled to $100.


  • Thursday, January 08, 2015 9:11 AM

    The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has announced that the NextGen College Investing Plan®, Maine’s Section 529 college savings plan, will eliminate the $50 annual account fee for all clients in the advisor-sold (Client Select) series effective January 1, 2015.