Laurie Cartier – Bangor

Laurie sitting at table in classroom

Photo Credit: Chris Bennett

40 Stories for 40 Years – Profilee 18

Laurie attended a series of New Ventures Maine (then known as Displaced Homemakers) classes in the early 1990s. At that time, she had recently separated from her husband and was living alone with her children. While she had a job and knew basic money management skills, she wanted to know more about navigating the world on her own.

Laurie smilingLaurie always felt competent, but she did not feel confident enough to demonstrate her competence in the world. That’s what she wanted to learn from New Ventures Maine. During her time with NVME, Laurie participated in classes that explored managing finances, job searching, and finding community resources. While working with NVME, Laurie learned that she knew more than she thought she did. Following the classes, she says she felt “self-confident and empowered.”

Laurie feels strongly that her participation in New Ventures Maine’s programs had a very positive impact on her life. She shares, “These programs were a large factor in me being able to move forward and live the next twenty-five years as a competent, independent, and an empowered person.”

If Laurie could give advice to someone in her situation when she went through the program it would be to, “plan for retirement and sign up for New Ventures Maine workshops and classes!”

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
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
You and Your Budget2019-09-23 September 23, 2019Manage your MoneyONLINEStatewide
My Money Works2019-09-05 September 05, 2019
(ends September 26, 2019)
Manage your MoneyBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Let’s Talk About Credit2019-09-26 September 26, 2019Manage your MoneyONLINEStatewide
My Money Works2019-09-04 September 04, 2019
(ends October 02, 2019)
Manage your MoneyPresque IsleNorthern
Your Money Personality2019-10-03 October 03, 2019Manage your MoneyLewistonWestern
Your Money Personality2019-10-03 October 03, 2019Manage your MoneyEllsworthNorth Central/Downeast
My Money Works2019-09-24 September 24, 2019
(ends October 15, 2019)
Manage your MoneyCamdenMidcoast
Budgeting Basics2019-10-16 October 16, 2019Manage your MoneyLewistonWestern
Clean Up Your Credit2019-10-21 October 21, 2019Manage your MoneyBethelWestern
Budgeting Basics2019-10-22 October 22, 2019Manage your MoneyMexicoWestern
Your Money Personality2019-10-22 October 22, 2019Manage your MoneyTurnerWestern
My Money Works2019-09-26 September 26, 2019
(ends October 24, 2019)
Manage your MoneyAugustaCentral
Clean Up Your Credit2019-10-29 October 29, 2019Manage your MoneyMexicoWestern
My Money Works2019-10-02 October 02, 2019
(ends October 30, 2019)
Manage your MoneyFarmingtonWestern
Your Money Personality2019-11-05 November 05, 2019Manage your MoneyMexicoWestern
Your Money Personality2019-11-07 November 07, 2019Manage your MoneyOxfordWestern
Budgeting Basics2019-11-07 November 07, 2019Manage your MoneyEllsworthNorth Central/Downeast
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 Works2019-10-29 October 29, 2019
(ends November 26, 2019)
Manage your MoneyONLINEStatewide
Let’s Talk About Credit2019-12-05 December 05, 2019Manage your MoneyEllsworthNorth Central/Downeast
My Money Works2019-11-18 November 18, 2019
(ends December 09, 2019)
Manage your MoneyLewistonWestern