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 2019 is February 25 -- March 2

The Connecticut Saves Coalition encourages Connecticut residents to save for their goals. We do this via workshops and presentations, special events, and social media. If you would like to learn more about Connecticut Saves Week and how you can participate, contact us.


UPCOMING EVENTS

FINANCIAL EDUCATION EXPO
On the Concourse at the Legislative Office Building, Hartford

Wednesday, February 20th, 10 am -- 1 pm
Join us for this special event planned by the Connecticut Department of Banking! Learn about the Connecticut Saves Campaign. Share your savings goal and take action toward achieving it by taking the Connecticut Saves Pledge. Visit with a variety of organizations providing financial education our state.

TWITTER CHAT: Save with a Plan
Monday, February 25th, 10 am
Join the Connecticut Saves Campaign Partners in discussing how to save with a plan! Hosted by UConn Extension (@UConnExtension), this will be a great time to share helpful information about how planning ahead can help us reach our saving goals. Visit our social media accounts for the questions and join in the conversation-- use the hashtag #CTSaves!

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.

 

PAST EVENTS
Connecticut Saves visited with parents at the Early Childhood Center in Naugatuck. Through UConn Extension, the Financial Health Workshop was provided in North Haven. 

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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