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

 

 

 


Connecticut Saves
Contact:

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

Social Media

Special thanks go to the Connecticut Saves Week Partners:

American Eagle Credit Union

Community Renewal Team

Connecticut Association
for Human Services

Connecticut Department
of Banking*

Connecticut Department
of Labor*

Connecticut State Library

Connecticut Treasurer's Office*

FDIC

Hartford Job Corps Academy*

HRA of New Britain, Inc.*

Liberty Bank

Naugatuck Head Start

New Haven County Extension Resource Council, Inc.

New Haven Free Public Library

People's United Bank*

* Denotes Connecticut Saves Coalition Members

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



What's New

April is National Financial Capability Month
and April 18 to 25 is Money Smart Week!

Making Change: Managing Your Money
W, April 22, 2 pm
Milford Public Library
70 West River Street, Milford

Call 203-783-3292 to register

Learn how to gain more control over your money, reduce debt, save and move closer
to family and personal financial goals.

RECENT EVENTS

Thank you Connecticut Saves Campaign Partners and Friends for your participation in Connecticut Saves Week 2015!

Though "Saves Week" is officially over, the Connecticut Saves Campaign continues to be active with several workshops and events planned
with community groups around the state. We invite you to contact us for more information.

 

CT SAVES WEEK February 23 to 28, 2015

Getting Savvy with
Your Personal Finances
5 Different Locations

TU, February 24, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Hamden American Job Center
37 Marne Street
Call (203) 859-3200 to register

W, February 25, 9:30 - 11:30 am
Waterbury American Job Center
249 Thomaston Avenue
Call (203) 437-3380 to register

W, February 25,1-3 pm
New Britain American Job Center
260 Lafayette Street
Call (860) 827-6200 to register

TH, February 26, 1-3 pm
New London American
Job Center
Shaw's Cove Six
Call (860) 439-7400 to register

F, February 27, 9-11 am
Hartford American Job Center
3580 Main Street
Call (860) 256-3700 to register

Learn about your money personality and relationship with money as well as overcoming savings barriers and techniques that help. Discover how to protect your personal identity and financial information, avoid common banking scams and fraud as well as how to get FREE copies of your credit report. This workshop is presented by UConn Extension and the Connecticut Department of Banking. Minimum class size is 10.

Protecting Your
Financial Information
TU, February 24, 10 am
New Britain Public Library
20 High Street

Michael Buchas, from the Department of Banking, will share important tips on how to avoid identity theft and minimize your risk of becoming a victim of banking scams and fraud.

Register at http://www.nbpl.info or call (860) 224-3155

Debt Management
and Credit Repair
TH, February 26, 10 am
New Britain Public Library
20 High Street


Join Michael Lentini, from the Department of Banking, who will discuss ways to manage your debt and repair your credit the right way and avoid common mistakes.

Register at http://www.nbpl.info or call (860) 224-3155

How to Be an Informed Investor
TH, February 26, 2 pm
Mansfield Public Library

54 Warrenville Road
Mansfield Center

Before you invest, take time to think about your overall financial situation and investment goals.  Michael Bessette, of the Securities Division of the State of Connecticut Department of Banking, will lead an informative discussion about why you should investigate before you invest and how to protect yourself from investment fraud and scams.

Register at https://mansfieldpubliclibraryct.org or call (860) 423-2501

Financial Education Expo
W, February 18, 10 am -- 1 pm
Legislative Office Building Concourse

The Connecticut Department of Banking with the Connecticut Saves Coalition is holding this event to kick off America Saves Week and Military Saves Week 2015! Visit us and take the Connecticut Saves Pledge!

Connecticut Saves Campaign at College Goal Sunday

SU, January 25, 1:30 -- 4:30 pm
New Britain High School

Free help for parents and students in filing out the FAFSA Form.
See http://www.collegegoalsundayct.org/ for details

Welcome to the Real World, Connecticut Edition
W, October 29
Hartford

Connecticut Saves Campaign at Social Services Agency Forum
W, October 22

Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville

Connecticut Saves Campaign at Cornucopia Fest 2014
SU, September 21

College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
UConn, Storrs

Find out more at www.cornucopia.uconn.edu

Welcome to the Real World, Connecticut Edition
F, August 8

TU, August 12
W, August 13
New Britain

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.

Parents, Kids, and Money: Together
TU, 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.

PAST EVENTS
Connecticut Saves at A Place Called Home Housing Fair
SA, June 7 10 AM -- 2 PM
CCSU, New Britain

CONNECTICUT SAVES WEEK 2014 took place February 24 -- March 1.
Connecticut Saves Campaign promotes personal saving throughout the year.

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


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

New Haven Free Public Library


Welcome to the Real World, Connecticut Edition
W, 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

TH, 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
F, February 28
9:30 AM-11:30 AM
CTWorks Center
Hamden


Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck: 3-Part Series

M,
March 3rd, 10th and 17th
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
UConn Extension Center
305 Skiff St. North Haven


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
W, 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
TH, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.