FAME provides FREE webinars on a variety of financial topics, including how to prepare and pay for training beyond high school, become financially savvy, and repay student loans. These webinars are held the first Friday of most months at noon and are recorded for later viewing. Participants must register for the webinars you’re interested in participating in.
Webinar Series Schedule
What’s economics got to do with it?
Join FAME’s Financial Education Programs Specialist and economist, Steve Kautz, for a crash course on economics and discussion on how the national and global economy impacts your budget. Participants will also learn how using basic economic principals can help achieve lifelong financial success.
Federal Student Loan: One-time Income Driven Repayment (IDR) account adjustment
National student loan expert, Betsy Mayotte, will share critical information and helpful tips to assist you with the one-time IDR account adjustment being conducted by the Department of Education. The latest news and updates impacting federal student loans will also be shared.
Saving for Education: It’s never too early (or too late) to begin
Saving for higher education is one of the best things you can do to make higher education more affordable! Starting early is great but it’s never too late as even small amounts can make a difference. We’ll discuss the benefits of saving, review savings options, including 529 plans, and grants available to Maine residents to help you start and continue to save.
Better FAFSA: What you need to know
The revamped 2024-2025 new and “better” FAFSA, was released in December, instead of October, just for this year. Learn about the many changes to the FAFSA, how to get prepared, and tips to make FAFSA filing easier than ever!
Lifelong Learning: Financing education in adulthood
Learn about the many resources that are available to support you on your journey toward lifelong learning, including financial aid, employer-based education and tuition benefits, scholarships, and other considerations that are unique to adult students.
FAME employees share their top money tips
Over the past five years, FAME has offered a robust employee financial wellness program to its employees, including financial coaching, digital learning, and a monthly educational series. During this webinar, we’ll share our employees’ most popular financial tips and money hacks, as well as resources for improving your financial wellness.
How to build financial freedom when you’re starting from scratch
Join FAME and personal finance author and behavioral economist Sarah Newcomb, Ph.D. to learn how to combine simple ideas from economics and psychology to create a high-level road map from zero assets to financial freedom and contentment. Learn about FAME’s free online financial wellness tool and tips for understanding your money personality.
Saving for Education: Separating fact vs. myth
Saving for education can be a game changer when it comes time to pay, but there are many false factors that prevent individuals from saving. During this webinar, we’ll share important information about saving for education and help you debunk common myths so that you can save for your child, grandchild, and/or yourself with confidence.
Explore our Financial Check-in with FAME playlist on our YouTube channel for videos covering a variety of timely financial wellness topics.
Watch FAME videos and recorded presentations to help you understand the financial aid process.