I can not say enough positive things about Tanya working with my students through the Junior Achievement program. She was clearly prepared and knowledgeable about the topics. My students were completely engaged, using financial and business terminology and having a ton of fun while doing it all. I would highly recommend Tanya to teach this program again.

~ Samantha Veilleux from RSU18

Testimonial from Celeste ~ “Taking the free budgeting seminar at NDFCU was the BEST decision of my life!  I discovered through the class that I was able to use the equity in my home to pay off all my high-interest debt which saved me HUNDREDS of dollars a month!  I am thrilled…I finally can breathe and sleep at night! Thanks for all your help, Tanya!”

If you want to be in a different place with money than you are today, you have to think and act differently.” – Dave Ramsey

I absolutely love that quote. It’s simple yet, it requires a lot of thought and most importantly action.

Hi, I’m Tanya Verzoni, Director of Financial Education at New Dimensions Federal Credit Union. I get the pleasure of working with our local students in classroom settings helping them learn things like budgeting, balancing a checkbook, how to save money, how to buy their first car, and how to understand credit. Likewise, I help credit union members with the same topics and other things like how to buy a home, repair their credit and save for their future. It’s really an awesome deal – I get paid to help people realize their dreams!

I’m a “townie,” born and raised in central Maine. I’ve lived most of my life here except for a short-time away in North Carolina while my husband was in the Army. I am the proud Mama of two four-legged kids, Kalley (shelter pup) and Lady (rescue pup from Alabama). They are both black Labrador retrievers that are brilliant and gorgeous – hey, a mother can brag, right? I love to cook for my family (I’ll sneak some recipes in my blog occasionally), shop (wisely), and I really like making wine – rose is my favorite variety!

So, welcome to my blog “Tanya’s Two Cents.” This is a place where you can visit and get money saving tips, ideas, and articles that are intended to improve your financial well-being. I have made my own mistakes with money (haven’t we all?) and have learned a few things that I hope will help you, too. I would like this blog to be interactive so, please send me your questions, ideas, and feedback and most importantly; suggestions on topics you’d like to know more about.

Make it a great day – 😊

~Tanya

Tanya Verzoni photo

Join Us In April For Our “Team Teal” Savings Challenge!

Join Us in April for Our "Team Teal" Savings Challenge!

Spring is here! I don’t know about you, but I never thought we would see it again! I have sworn off boots and jackets as of now – wish me luck! The new season and promise of warmer weather, sunny…

read more
Got The Winter Blues?

Got the Winter Blues?

The key is finding fun, yet inexpensive, ways to pass the time until Spring arrives! This time of year is difficult for many of us who suffer from the Winter blues. With the lack of sunshine, bitter temperatures, snow &…

read more
Teaching Kids About Money Now, May Save Them Later!

Teaching kids about money now, may save them later!

Phew! The last couple of weeks have been filled with classroom visits and talking with students about their thoughts on money, savings, needs versus wants, budgeting and credit. The students ranged from 7 years old to 18 years old and…

read more