Albert E. Bergen, CPA


Reminder: FAFSA filing season has changed.

Just a quick reminder: The filing period for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is ongoing and started October 1. This a big change from what most of us remember from our college days.  Back then, the FAFSA would be completed early in the calendar year with information from the preceding year’s tax…
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Mainers Overpay for Electricity

Check your power bill. If you signed up with one of the alternative power suppliers, you’re probably paying significantly more for power than you would be under the standard offer.  When Maine “deregulated” the electric supply portion our power bills, it was supposed to lead to lower costs.  Today, the standard offer is the lowest…
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Unclaimed Property

Treasure chest in sand.

One of my favorite personal finance websites – – recently did a brief story about unclaimed property and mentioned This is also one of my favorite sites because I’ve been able go on to it and find unclaimed property that’s belonged to clients, friends, and family members. Even my own parents had unclaimed property…
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Maine NextGen Matching

There are tax benefits and matching grants available to Maine taxpayers who invest in a NextGen college savings plan.  Too many Mainers who could qualify for the NextGen matching grants are leaving that money on the table.  There seem to be an especially large number of families in the Lewiston-Auburn area who aren’t taking advantage…
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