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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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. Our workshop list and request form can be found here.


CONNECTICUT SAVES WEEK 2017 will be Monday, February 27 -- Saturday, March 4th!

 Recent Events

The Making Change: Managing Your Money Workshop was presented by UConn Extension in cooperation with the New Haven Free Public Library on May 31st.

The Welcome to the Real World, Connecticut Edition Simulation was presented by UConn Extension on April 13th at the Senior Center Youth Services Building in cooperation with Granby Public Library and on April 27th at the Durham Public Library.

Retirement Investing: An Introduction was held Saturday, March 12 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:

Connecticut Saves Week 2016 took place February 22-- 27!

Your Money: Taking Financial Action Workshops were held February 23 and 25 in Hamden and Waterbury by The Connecticut Department of Banking and UConn Extension.

Community Renewal Team (CRT) shared information about America Saves and Connecticut Saves at the CRT Main Office on February 24.

The Financial Education Expo at the Legislative Office Building Concourse was held February 17th and hosted by the Connecticut Department of Banking.

 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 15, Issue 4 of the American Saver, official newsletter of the America Saves campaign, has been published.

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Partner Resource Packet

Want to share savings messages?

Our Partner Resources Packets include a guest post, social media content, and more.

Current Theme: Financial Wellness for People with Disabilities and Their Families


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Getting Out of Debt

In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.


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!


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.