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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CONNECTICUT SAVES WEEK is FEBRUARY 24 through 29, 2020!
The Connecticut Saves Campaign is planning now for Connecticut Saves Week 2020. Join the America Saves Campaign and click "yes" to join our local campaign. 

YOUR MONEY PERSONALITY
Thursday, February 27th, 5 pm
UConn Extension--New Haven County

305 Skiff Street, North Haven

Pre-registration required at 203.407.3160

Knowing your money personality can be helpful as you plan for your future and take steps to save for your goals. Participants will have an opportunity to gain understanding about how they handle their finances and how they can use this informatlon to assist them in their plans for the future.


We'd love to bring the Connecticut Saves Coalition Financial Action Fair to your school, college, or workplace-- contact us for more information!


RECENT EVENTS

FINANCIAL ACTION FAIR
Wednesday, February 26th
Hartford Job Corps Academy

Students at Hartford Job Corps Academy recently participated in the Financial Action Fair Connecticut Saves Campaign partners and other organizations prepared brief financial education activities at their tables for the students to take part in. After visiting all the tables, the students visited the Connecticut Saves table and had the opportunity to take the Connecticut Saves pledge and enter into a drawing for personal finance books specifically written for young people.

 

FINANCIAL EDUCATION EXPO
Wednesday, February 19th, 10 am -- 1 pm
Legislative Office Building, Hartford

The Connecticut Department of Banking sponsors this event showcasing financial education. Stop by and meet representatives from several key organizations involved in providing financial education in our state.


ENCOURAGING A 2020 VISION FOR SAVING Twitter Chat
Monday, February 24th, 3 pm
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UConn Extension and the Connecticut Saves Campaign will be hosting this twitter chat in celebration of America Saves Week and Connecticut Saves Week. Join us for this fun discussion. Use hashtag #ASW2020 and #CTSaves.

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.

Recent Activity
The Connecticut Saves Campaign had a table display at the UConn Extension - New Haven County Extension Center in North Haven in November.

 

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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