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 is planning now for a great Connecticut Saves Week February 26th through March 3rd, 2018!
We provide a variety of financial education opportunities and special events around the state and enjoy partnering with others to promote savings behavior among Connecticut citizens throughout the year. Contact us to learn more!


Connecticut Saves Campaign TWITTER CHAT
Thursday, February 22nd, NOON - 1:00 pm
In celebration
of our 5th Connecticut Saves Week, the Connecticut Saves Campaign and UConn Extension will be hosting the Connecticut Saves Campaign TWITTER CHAT. It will be a great opportunity to raise awareness about the campaign, provide valuable information about saving money and reducing debt as well as network with others with shared interests around savings education and information. Contact us for more information.

Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck Workshop Series
Monday, February 26th, March 5th and 12th (Snow Date: March 19th) 6--7:30 pm
UConn Extension--New Haven County Extension Center
305 Skiff Street, North Haven

This three-part series focuses on managing your money while working toward your goals. Setting priorities, cash flow budgeting, handling unexpected events, credit and debt will be discussed.

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Take Financial Action Workshops:
Saving Money and Dealing with Debt

Setting financial goals; ways to reduce expenses; strategies for saving; improve credit and avoid common mistakes; and credit reports will be discussed at this workshop provided by UConn Extension and the Connecticut Department of Banking.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -- Contact Christine Flammia at or 860.952.1708. Register at

Tuesday, February 27th, 9-11 am
Hamden American Job Center, 37 Marne Street

Tuesday, February 27th, 1-3 pm
Bridgeport American Job Center, 2 Lafayette Square
(GPS users: 350 Fairfield Avenue)

Thursday, March 1st, 9-11am
Hartford American Job Center, 3580 Main Street

Financial Education Expo
Wednesday, February 28th 10 am -- 1 pm
Legislative Office Building Concourse, Hartford

Come visit us and learn about the Connecticut Saves Campaign. Picture your savings goal! Take the pledge and receive a Connecticut Saves Campaign coin purse to get you started! Enter the #ImSavingFor Contest by posting a short video or photo of your savings goal or tip! Visit with a variety of groups and organizations that promote financial education in our state!

See highlights below from Connecticut Saves Week and Season 2017!

Financial Literacy Workshops are available!
Learn more about workshops we can
offer to your employees, organization or group to encourage them to save for their goals.
Contact the Connecticut Saves Campaign Coordinator listed above for our list of financial education workshops related to saving.



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 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.


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

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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