COVID-19: Financial Wellness Tools and Resources

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions, and its impact on our lives, we want you to know that your financial health and well-being is important to us. FAME offers a variety of financial wellness tools and resources, and partners with a number of organizations and agencies who support lifelong financial wellness.

Maine Resources

 The Maine Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy has created the Maine-Based Financial Education Resources, to provide educators and individuals with Maine-based financial resources and support.

Many Maine banks and credit unions offer programs and services to help you navigate financial hardship. Contact your financial institution today for support. 

COVID-19 Financial Wellness Resources

FAME’s trusted partner, iGrad® has created a comprehensive guide with answers, tips, and advice for staying financially well during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, iGrad offers a series of courses, tools, and calculators to help you improve your financial wellness.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has compiled a variety of resources to provide consumers with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage their finances during this difficult time as the situation evolves.

America Saves has compiled a list of financial resources and tips on who to contact for help during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Free Financial Counseling

AFCPE® certified counselors and coaches are providing free, unbiased, virtual financial counseling and financial coaching sessions to anyone struggling with financial uncertainty. Visit AFCPE to learn more and sign up today!

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling is available by phone around the clock to assist you if you have experienced job loss, temporary loss of income, or financial hardship.

Student Loans

FAME’s trusted partner, ECMC®, offers free student loan counseling and support to Maine student loan borrowers. Counselors are available via phone, email or live chat. Visit ECMC Solutions today!

In order to support Maine borrowers who are facing financial hardship, FAME has created a resource titled, COVID-19: Impact on Students, Borrowers, and More. You may also wish to contact FAME for support.

Other Resources

Maine 211 is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to provide information and connect you, or someone you know, to local programs and services that can help. Specialists are available via phone, text, or email – it’s free and confidential.

Maine’s Governor, Janet Mills, has created a State of Maine COVID-19 Response web page to support Maine residents with a variety of needs.