Welcome to Connecticut Saves

All over America and here in Connecticut, people just like you are proving that you don't have to be rich to build wealth. As members of America Saves, they are paying off their debts and saving to reach their financial goals. You will find tips and tools to help you set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and start saving. Take financial action in your life! “Start small, think big” and make your dreams a reality! Enroll in Connecticut Saves today!

 

Saving 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:

Get out of debt

Save for a home

Save for a car

 

 

 


Contact Us

For more information about Connecticut Saves
please contact:

Faye Griffiths-Smith
Campaign Coordinator
faye.griffiths-smith@uconn.edu

Social Media

Coalition Members:

Coming soon!


Special thanks go to the Connecticut Saves Week Partners:

Connecticut Department
of Banking

Connecticut Department
of Labor

Connecticut State Library

Connecticut Treasurer's Office

FDIC

Hartford Job Corps

HRA of New Britain, Inc.

Naugatuck Head Start

New Haven County Extension Resource Council, Inc.

New Haven Free Public Library

People's United Bank

Additional thanks go to
Bank of America Foundation
for financial support for
Connecticut Saves Week.



What's New

Highlighted Events

The Connecticut Saves Partners will be meeting in September to plan educational sessions and activities for the year ahead. Contact Faye if you would like to learn more.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Welcome to the Real World, Connecticut Edition
Friday, August 8
Tuesday, August 12
New Britain
Contact faye.griffiths-smith@uconn.edu to schedule this workshop for your group or organization

Teens try out life as working adults managing financial decisions in this interactive simulation. They choose an occupation, make spending decisions, experience an unexpected event and learn to live within their incomes.

RECENT EVENTS

Parents, Kids, and Money: Together
Tuesdays, July 8, 15, and 22
New Haven

This three-part series presented by UConn Extension helps parents teach their young children about money and encourages them to take positive financial action.

Connecticut Saves Campaign Information Table at A Place Called Home Housing Fair
Saturday, June 7 10 AM -- 2 PM
CCSU, New Britain

Military Saves/Connecticut Saves Campaign Information Table at Operation Military Kids Health and Wellness Fair
Saturday, May 17  1 PM -- 4 PM
Armed Forces Reserve Center, Middletown

PAST EVENTS

CONNECTICUT SAVES WEEK took place February 24 -- March 1, 2014 but the Connecticut Saves Campaign promotes personal saving throughout the year.
Contact us about planning Connecticut Saves events in your community. Look at these recent events:

Connecticut Saves Mini-Fair with CT Saver Challenge
Tuesday, February 25
New Haven

Financial Literacy: The Basics for Teens
Tuesday, February 25,
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

New Haven Free Public Library

Welcome to the Real World, Connecticut Edition
Wednesday, February 26
Hartford
Contact faye.griffiths-smith@uconn.edu

Teens and young adults try out life as working adults managing financial decisions in this interactive simulation. They choose an occupation, make spending decisions, experience an unexpected event and learn to live within their incomes.

Financial Education Expo
Thursday, February 27
10:00 AM-1PM
Legislative Office Building Concourse
Hartford

All are welcome to attend this event in honor of Connecticut Saves Week and Military Saves Week. Visit us at the Connecticut Saves Campaign table, picture your goal and take the Connecticut Saves Pledge.

Getting Savvy with Your Personal Finances Workshop
Friday, February 28
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
CTWorks Center
Hamden

Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck: A Three-Part Series

Mondays, March 3rd, 10th and 17th
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
UConn Extension Center
305 Skiff St. North Haven
Pre-registration is required, contact: faye.griffiths-smith@uconn.edu
Attendance at all three sessions is strongly encouraged

Managing your family's money can be challenging. This workshop series will help you identify actions you can take to manage your money more effectively and move closer to your financial goals.

Connecticut Saves Week Display
Wednesday, March 5
Naugatuck


Have a dream for your family's future? Take steps to make it a reality. Visit the Connecticut Saves Campaign to learn more about what you can do to move closer to your goals. You can picture your goal and take the Connecticut Saves Pledge. Contact faye.griffiths-smith@uconn.edu to schedule a similar event for your group or organization.

Welcome to the Real World,
Connecticut Edition
Thursday, March 6

New Haven
Contact faye.griffiths-smith@uconn.edu


Teens and young adults try out life as working adults managing financial decisions in this interactive simulation. They choose an occupation, make spending decisions, experience an unexpected event and learn to live within their incomes.

Making Change:
Managing Family Money
in Challenging Times

Wednesday, March 26
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

TEEG, 15 Thatcher Road
North Grosvenordale

Pre-register at dianef@teegonline.org or call 860-923-3458

This workshop will provide an overview on how to:

* identify your financial goals:
* review current spending;
* start to plan for your future;
* be better prepared for money emergencies;
* and plan to reduce debt.

CONNECTICUT SAVES CAMPAIGN CELEBRATED MONEY SMART WEEK APRIL 5 to 12, 2014 WITH THESE ACTIVITIES!

Financial Fitness Checkup
Monday, April 7
6:30 PM-7:45 PM

New Britain Public Library
20 High Street, New Britain
Pre-registration is required
Call 860.224.3155
A minimum of 10 people is needed for the class to take place.

Would you like to improve your financial future? One way to start is by participating in this workshop which will help you review your current financial status and identify actions you can take to improve your financial situation.

Financial Fitness Checkup
Tuesday, April 8
6:30 PM-7:45 PM

Stratford Public Library
2203 Main Street, Stratford
Pre-registration is required
Call 203.385.4164
A minimum of 10 people is needed for the class to take place.

Would you like to improve your financial future? One way to start is by participating in this workshop which will help you review your current financial status and identify actions you can take to improve your financial situation.

Other Events

Resources

America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
and is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. CFA thanks Capital One
for its generous in-kind contribution of design expertise for this website.