Jeff – Old Town


Jeff in his kitchen

Photo Credit: Chris Bennett

40 Stories for 40 Years – Profilee 12

Jeff joined New Ventures Maine’s My Money Works class in 2016. He decided to participate in the class so he could learn how to budget, or better yet, “budget at all!”

Jeff standing in his kitchenDuring his time in the class, Jeff learned about the Family Development Account matched savings program. He explains, “The second I heard about the matched savings program, I knew I wanted to save for a house.” With this newly identified goal, he began working on his budget, tracking his spending, and building a savings plan. “One of the most important tools I took away from My Money Works was how to understand where my money was being spent,” Jeff shares.

It was a big goal and he worked on it for almost 2 years. Jeff explains, “The budgeting skills I learned helped me expedite the saving process. I learned. I stumbled. Sometimes, I failed. But, I didn’t give up. I stuck with the process and became a new homeowner!”

Jeff is now working on new goals. He would like to be able to fix and modify his house to make it his. Accomplishing the first goal has opened doors for him to set new ones.

What advice would Jeff give to others? “If someone were in a similar situation, I would advise them to not give up!  Just because something is challenging does not mean it is impossible.”

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Budgeting Basics2019-07-25 July 25, 2019Manage your MoneyONLINEStatewide
Let’s Talk About Credit2019-08-01 August 01, 2019Manage your MoneyONLINEStatewide
Budgeting Basics2019-08-21 August 21, 2019Manage your MoneyBoothbay HarborMidcoast
My Money Works2019-07-30 July 30, 2019
(ends August 27, 2019)
Manage your MoneyONLINEStatewide
Budgeting Basics2019-09-17 September 17, 2019Manage your MoneyLewistonWestern
My Money Works2019-09-05 September 05, 2019
(ends September 26, 2019)
Manage your MoneyBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Your Money Personality2019-10-03 October 03, 2019Manage your MoneyLewistonWestern
Clean Up Your Credit2019-10-21 October 21, 2019Manage your MoneyBethelWestern
Your Money Personality2019-10-22 October 22, 2019Manage your MoneyTurnerWestern
Budgeting Basics2019-10-23 October 23, 2019Manage your MoneyLewistonWestern
Your Money Personality2019-11-07 November 07, 2019Manage your MoneyOxfordWestern
Your Money Personality2019-11-13 November 13, 2019Manage your MoneyLewistonWestern
Clean Up Your Credit2019-11-14 November 14, 2019Manage your MoneyOxfordWestern
Budgeting Basics2019-11-21 November 21, 2019Manage your MoneyOxfordWestern
My Money Works2019-11-18 November 18, 2019
(ends December 09, 2019)
Manage your MoneyLewistonWestern