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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Growing Your Family Finances
Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m.

Silas Bronson Library Auditorium, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury

This interactive family finance workshop will focus on the steps you can take to improve your financial future.  Ms. Faye Griffiths-Smith, a financial educator with UConn Extension will discuss how to pay down debt, save money, and move closer to your financial goals. Pre-registration Required.
Call 203-574-8225 to R.S.V.P.


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.

There is still time to submit your entry in the #ImSavingFor Video and Photo Contest!

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

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Challenging Herself to Save

It all started when Marchale Burton overheard Alabama cooperative extension colleague Isaac Chappelle, coordinator of Alabama Saves, explaining how saving just a little bit – even change – is all it takes to become a saver. “I thought about that,” Burton said, “and wanted to see if it would work.” So, she challenged herself to see how much change she could save.


Transforming “I Can’t Save” to “I Will Save”

You will not believe what it took to completely change my life. About three years ago, the HR Administrator of the corporation where I worked (as a temp with no benefits) forwarded an email to me. Fifteen seconds. One small act of kindness. That's it - that's all it took!


Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.