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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UPCOMING EVENTS

 Are you prepared for flooding and storms? 
Tuesday, May 7, 6 pm
Killingly Public Library Community Room, 25 Westcott Road
Register at 860-779-5383

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

 

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

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.

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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  • Save your loose change. Putting aside fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. http://ow.ly/sj972 

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Inspired to Build Savings By Starting Small

With little-to-no money in the bank and living on a limited income with her adult daughter, Sharon wasn’t sure if building up savings for her future was even possible. “At my age, to put debts behind me would be a relief,” she said, but she wasn’t quite sure how to even get started with a savings plan. That all changed when Sharon attended the Great Lakes Michigan Saves Pay Yourself First Saver’s Summit during America Saves Week.

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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.”

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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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