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. 


Contact us!

Faye Griffiths-Smith
Campaign Coordinator
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#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!

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. For more information contact Christine Flammia (860) 952-1708

Register online at

TU, February 28th 9 am -- 11am at Hamden American Job Center, 37 Marne Street, Hamden

TU, February 28th 1 pm -- 3 pm  Bridgeport American Job Center, 2 Lafayette Square, Bridgeport

TH, March 2 9 am -- 11 am at Waterbury American Job Center, 249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury

TH, March 2  1 [m -- 3 pm at Hartford American Job Center, 3580 Main Street, Hartford


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

Past Events

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.

Your Money: Taking Financial Action Workshops took place February 23 and 25 in Hamden and Waterbury. - See more at:
Your Money: Taking Financial Action Workshops took place February 23 and 25 in Hamden and Waterbury. - See more at:

  Our Partners

Special thanks go to our Connecticut Saves Partners:

* Denotes Connecticut Saves Coalition Members

Additional thanks go to Bank of America Foundation for financial support for Connecticut Saves Week.


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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Volume 16, Issue 3 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published.

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Saving Early: Key to Successful Future

For Johnnie Lovett, a Young Illinois Saver, saving has been a habit since he was a teenager. “As a teenager, I was responsible for buying certain things with my allowance,”


Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”


The Gift of Homeownership

Quaneka Willis, a single mother of three children, was receiving rental assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee when she decided to take control of her finances. So, in September of 2013 she attended the Make Your Money Talk program and pledged as a Wisconsin Saver. In less than 12 months, she had maximized her savings and was beginning the process of purchasing her first home.