Connecticut Saves Campaign is a statewide initiative to encourage Connecticut residents to take positive financial actions and save regularly to turn their dreams into reality. Here you will find workshops and events around the state, tools to help you set goals, develop strategies, and start saving. Join others from around our state in working toward achieving your financial goals.
#ImSavingFor Video Booth @ Dollars & Sense Fair
Hartford Public Library at 500 Main Street
Saturday, February 25th, 10 am -- 2 pm
Visit us at the Connecticut Saves Campaign #ImSavingFor Video Booth. Learn about how we encourage people to save for their financial goals. Take the Connecticut Saves Pledge and get a change purse (while supplies last). Take a selfie with our saving goals props. Share your saver story with us! Enter the #ImSavingFor Video Contest featuring a $1000 grand prize sponsored by Clearpoint, a division of MMI. It will be lots of fun -- we hope to see you there!
CONNECTICUT SAVES WEEK
February 27th to March 4th, 2017
Taking Financial Action: Saving Money and Dealing with Debt
Join us for this interactive workshop designed to help you focus on your important financial goals. We will explore ways to increase saving,manage credit and reduce debt. Understanding your credit report will also be discussed. UConn Extension and the Connecticut Department of Banking will present the workshop. Pre-registration is required. Minimum class size is 10.
Register online at https://www.cthires.com or call the number listed below for the workshop location you are interested in.
TU, February 28th 9 am -- 11am at Hamden American Job Center, 37 Marne Street, Hamden -- Call 203.859.3200
TU, February 28th 1 pm -- 3 pm Bridgeport American Job Center, 2 Lafayette Square, Bridgeport -- Call 203.455.2700
TH, March 2 9 am -- 11 am at Waterbury American Job Center, 249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury -- Call 203.437.3380
TH, March 2 1 pm -- 3 pm at Hartford American Job Center, 3580 Main Street, Hartford -- Call 860.256.3700
Financial Education Expo, W, March 1st, 10 am -- 1 pm
Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
Join us at this event hosted by the Connecticut Department of Banking. Visit display tables on financial education. Picture your savings goal. Take the Connecticut Saves Pledge! Tell us your saver story. Take a selfie with our saving goal props!
Connecticut Saves Campaign Visits
Employers in Hartford and Bridgeport are hosting CONNECTICUT SAVES DAYS at their workplaces and have invited us to host tables at their workplaces for employees. Contact us to support your employee benefits, health and wellness, or retirement planning fair or event with great information and fun!
We will also be visiting a school in Stratford for Family Math Night.
Stay tuned for more Connecticut Saves Week events!
Financial Literacy Workshops Available!
Learn more about workshops
we can offer to your employees, organization or group to encourage them to save for their goals. Find our workshop list and request form here.
The Connecticut Saves Campaign shared information with UConn employees at Storrs at the Work/Life Fair and traveled to Mystic Aquarium in November and meet with social service agency providers from around the state in October in Prospect.
The Making Change: Managing Your Money Workshop was presented by UConn Extension in cooperation with the New Haven Free Public Library.
The Welcome to the Real World, Connecticut Edition Simulation was presented by UConn Extension at the Senior Center Youth Services Building in cooperation with Granby Public Library and also at the Durham Public Library.
Retirement Investing: An Introduction was held by HRA of New Britain.
Special thanks go to our Connecticut Saves Partners:
- American Eagle Financial Credit Union*
- Community Renewal Team
- Connecticut Association for Human Services
- Connecticut Department of Banking*
- Connecticut Department of Labor*
- Connecticut State Library
- Connecticut Treasurer's Office*
- Hartford Job Corps Academy*
- HRA of New Britain, Inc.*
- Liberty Bank
- People's United Bank*
- Torrington Savings Bank
- The Village for Families and Children
* Denotes Connecticut Saves Coalition Members
Additional thanks go to Bank of America Foundation for financial support for Connecticut Saves Week.
Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. Click on the links below to learn how to:
- Get Out of Debt
- Save for a Home
- Save on Auto Purchases
- Save for Emergencies
- Save for Retirement
- Save for Education
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