April 01, 2024

From Paper Boy to Plastic Man

When I was in high school, the closest thing we had to a personal finance course was home economics. While I don’t fully trust my memory, I can safely say that some aspects of what we now call personal finance were a part of that course – opening a bank account, balancing a checkbook, tracking […]
From Paper Boy to Plastic Man
March 29, 2024

The Tough but Important Fight for Financial Education

Seville, Spain, sometime in 2018, English conversation class for college students. The topic: money. “Credit score, credit bureaus… Oh boy, it’s tough to translate something that doesn’t exist in Spain. In fact, nearly all of Europe and most of the world do not use credit scores and don’t have centralized credit reporting agencies,” I told […]
The Tough but Important Fight for Financial Education
March 28, 2024

Welcome – Financial Education in Maine

My name is Steve Kautz, and I am a Financial Education Programs Specialist at the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME). I visit schools and businesses, deliver webinars, attend events, write, and try just about anything else I (or my boss and colleagues) can think of to promote financial wellness in Maine. Before starting with FAME […]
Welcome – Financial Education in Maine