Maryland CASH Academy

Build Your Financial IQ. One Class at a Time.

Who We Are: The Maryland CASH Academy, a signature program of the Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign, offers free personal finance classes on a wide variety of topics across the state of Maryland. Search for a class by location, date, topic or educator.

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Become An Educator

Do you love teaching? Do you have experience with financial services? Are you passionate about helping people better manage their finances? Are you eager to continue developing your skills as a financial educator? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please complete an online application to become an educator with the Maryland CASH Academy.

Become a Partner
Partner organizations provide a pool of qualified and experienced financial educators. Examples include non-profit organizations and financial institutions with a staff committed to helping people understand personal finance. Please contact us to inquire about partnership opportunities.

Request a Class
If you'd like to have a class on a particular topic, click here to send us an email. Let us know the topic that you would like and what area in the state that you would like the class. 

3rd Annual Baltimore Financial Planning Day

The 3rd annual Baltimore Financial Planning Day will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 10 am to 2 pm at The Open Church. Please bring your family, friends, and colleagues, as well!


This event offers a safe space for attendees to receive financial guidance in challenging economic conditions. Good financial decisions are often made when individuals and households have access to the right information from trusted resources. 


Attendees can meet one-on-one with certified financial planners and ask personalized questions regarding their financial situation.  Educational workshops, including budgeting/saving, debt management, investing, college savings, retirement planning, and estate planning, will allow attendees to gain valuable knowledge about topics that affect their financial well-being. Community partners will share information about programs and provide counseling opportunities to help attendees navigate personal financial issues related to housing, credit, college savings, and small businesses. Personal finance classes and activities for youth will also be offered in the YouthZone.


For more information please click here.

The JA Personal Finance Experience

Saturday, November 15 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

CCBC Essex Campus College Community Center Upper Lobby

7201 Rossville Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21237

Take the Challenge: Put your money skills to the test!

During this free family event you will...

  • Be assigned a career, find out just how much the job pays, and stretch your paycheck to cover all your expenses.
  • Go "shopping" and see if you can stick to your budget as you make money choices about housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing and much, much more!
  • Watch out for you "Luck or Unlucky Chance" card to see if you can stay on track. Your luck could be good, or it could throw a wrench in your monthly budget!
The event is perfect for youth from 12-20 years old. Younger students will gain an appreciation of the tough financial choices adults have to make each day. Older students will learn how career,education and spending choices can have a direct impact on their success. Families will learn how to support each other in making earning, spending and saving choices.

For more information please contact Chris Bugher at or (410) 753-3295

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you like to help others learn to be confident in handling their finances? MD CASH Campaign is seeking volunteers who would like to teach classes, do one on one financial coaching and/or do outreach in your local communities to let others know about our classes and coaching programs.  No experience is required--we will provide free training and support. If you would like to teach classes, we will help you with developing curriculum, learning effective teaching methods, locating a place for your class, advertising and registering participants. If you would like, you can co-teach with a current Educator until you are comfortable. If you would like to work one on one with someone to help them achieve their financial goals, we will provide free training and help connect you to clients. If you like to help your friends and neighbors find out about our free, in-person fact based financial education classes, you can help by posting our local flyers in your community centers, grocery stores, etc. as well as any online local calendar listings. Volunteer in your area and give only as much time as you are comfortable with. Click here for a brief online application.

 Thank You...

The Maryland CASH Academy thanks the Connecticut Money School and Delaware Money School for website and program inspiration and insight.


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