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

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

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Coping with a Lost Job

Aimee Shaffer worked as a Public Service News Director for radio for years until one day her employer downsized the company, resulting in hundreds of lost jobs, including Aimee’s.


Taking Steps Toward Financial Fitness

Nicky Vasquez learned about Virginia Saves when she attended her first class with Bank On Virginia Beach. The instructor shared how important it was to have a written savings goal, and the entire class joined Virginia Saves as the first step toward financial fitness.


Starting Over

Until last summer, Michael Lindman spent money freely. “I was a union truck driver for 35 years and had a good income,” said Lindman. “I owned my own home, saved a little, and tried to live within my own budget. You always think there’s going to be that much coming in, but things can change in a split second.”