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.
For our most recent Connecticut Saves newsletter, click here.
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!
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.
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.
Special thanks go to our Connecticut Saves Partners:
- American Eagle Financial Credit Union*
- Community Renewal Team
- Connecticut Department of Banking*
- Connecticut Department of Labor*
- Connecticut State Library
- Connecticut Treasurer's Office*
- Hartford Job Corps Academy*
- HRA of New Britain, Inc.*
- Liberty Bank
- Naugatuck Head Start
- People's United Bank*
- Torrington Savings Bank
* Denotes Connecticut Saves Coalition Members
Additional thanks go to Bank of America Foundation for financial support for Connecticut Saves Week.
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:
- Get Out of Debt
- Save for a Home
- Save on Auto Purchases
- Save for Emergencies
- Save for Retirement
- Save for Education
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