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.


Get a Life and Get a Life Teacher's Guide
FAME’s Get a Life 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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  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014 1:12 PM

    The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) recently announced that the Client Select Series of the NextGen College Investing Plan® (NextGen) is now the nation’s second-largest advisor-sold Section 529 college savings plan, according to Strategic Insight, a mutual fund industry research firm.  Administered by FAME in conjunction with Program Manager Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, NextGen has over $8 billion in assets under management between the advisor-sold plan and the direct-sold plan as of June 30, 2014.



  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:37 AM

    Project participants to receive technical assistance and support to explore redesign of state student aid programs, helping to maximize impact of state aid programs and meet college enrollment and degree-attainment targets.