New Ventures Maine will offer My Money Works, a free four-week class to help participants gain the skills and confidence to stretch their money, pay bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals, starting Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7:45 p.m.

Classes take place at URock, on the fourth floor of 91 Camden St.

Pre-registration is required, and there is no fee for the training. For more information or to register, contact instructor Melinda Wildes at New Ventures Maine at 593-7942, email, or register online at

My Money Works is open to individuals and couples of all ages and incomes. Anyone who is interested in gaining greater control over their money is welcome.

Successful completion of the My Money Works class also meets one of the requirements for the Rainy Day Savings program, a matched-savings program that enables eligible individuals and families to double their savings with a matching grant of up to $300 for emergency expenses, as well as requirements for the Family Development Account program, a 4:1 matched-savings program to save for business development, a college education, or first-time home ownership. TANF participants may also choose to save for vehicle purchase or repair, emergency savings, or home repair.