Connecticut Saves

 

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. 

TAKE THE CONNECTICUT SAVES PLEDGE


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Faye Griffiths-Smith
Campaign Coordinator
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Thanks for an excellent Connecticut Saves Week 2019!
We've met, talked, and tweeted with hundreds of people about the importance of saving for financial goals and encouraged them to start by taking the Connecticut Saves Pledge. Though Connecticut Saves Week is over, we are ready year round to bring the savings message to your community or group.We're also excited about sharing the NEW opportunity to pledge to save by text. Simply text CTSaves to 877877 to make a commitment to yourself to save money reduce debt, and build wealth over time.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 Is Retirement Among Your Future Plans? 
Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 -- 8:00 pm
North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm Street, North Haven

Do you look forward to retiring some day? If the answer is yes, but you haven't been able to make it a financial priority yet and want to get started, please join us for this basic overview on planning for retirement.
Presented by the UConn Extension Financial Education Program

Preregistration is required-- Call 203.239.5803 

 Are you prepared for flooding and storms? 
Join us for this workshop on preparing for severe weather. We'll discuss how to make a basic supply kit, being prepared financially, staying in touch with family and friends, being safe -- if you stay or go, and what to do if the power goes out.
Presented by UConn Extension Disaster Education Network Team Members

Wednesday, April 24, 6 pm
TEEG Community Room, 15 Thatcher Road, North Grosvenordale
Register at 860-923-3458

Saturday, April 27, 10 am
Killingly Public Library Community Room, 25 Westcott Road
Register at 860-779-5383

Tuesday, May 7, 6 pm
Killingly Public Library Community Room, 25 Westcott Road
Register at 860-779-5383

 

Financial Literacy Workshops are available!
Learn more about workshops and learning opportunities we can offer your employees, organization or group to encourage them to save for their goals. Contact the Connecticut Saves Campaign Coordinator for more information.

PAST EVENTS

FINANCIAL EDUCATION EXPO at the Legislative Office Building, Hartford
We kicked off Connecticut Saves Week with a special event planned by the Connecticut Department of Banking. The Connecticut Saves Week and Military Saves Week Financial Education Expo was a great time to share informational resources about saving and other financial topics.

Connecticut Saves visited with parents at the Early Childhood Center in Naugatuck. Through UConn Extension, the Financial Health Workshop was provided in North Haven. 

Your Money: Taking Financial Action Workshops took place February 23 and 25 in Hamden and Waterbury. - See more at: http://www.americasaves.org/local-campaigns/connecticut-saves#sthash.Mr4nDyiK.dpuf

Special thanks go to our Connecticut Saves Partners:

* Denotes Connecticut Saves Coalition Members


Savings Strategies:

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:

 

 

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