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. 


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Faye Griffiths-Smith
Campaign Coordinator
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The Connecticut Saves Campaign was well represented at the Connecticut Business Summit in June in the Better Business Bureau Pavilion. This was a great opportunity to introduce the campaign to those in the business community.


The Growing Your Family Finances Workshop was held at Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury in late April.

Though CONNECTICUT SAVES WEEK is officially over, the Connecticut Saves Campaign is active year round! Visit here, follow us on social media, and contact us for more information about how we can work together  to encourage people to save for their financial goals.

Take a look at some of our recent workshops and events in celebration of Connecticut Saves Week which was February 27th through March 4th, 2017.

• Saturday, February 25th -- #ImSavingFor Video Booth at The Village for Families and 
  Children's VITA Site at Hartford Public Library

 • Taking Financial Action: Saving Money and Dealing with Debt Workshops

   TU, February 28th Hamden American Job Center

   TU, February 28th Bridgeport American Job Center

   TH, March 2 Waterbury American Job Center

   TH, March 2 Hartford American Job Center

• Financial Education Expo, W, March 1, Legislative Office Building, Hartford 

• Financial Action Fair/Expo, March 8,  Hartford Job Corps Academy, Hartford


Connecticut Saves Campaign Visits
The Connecticut State Library in Hartford and People's United Bank in Bridgeport hosted CONNECTICUT SAVES DAYS at their workplaces. Contact us to support your employee benefits, health and wellness, or retirement planning fair or event with great information and fun! We had an Connecticut Saves Campaign information table for parents at Chapel School in Stratford for Family Math Night.


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

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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