Across the country, February 26th through March 3rd will be celebrated as America Saves Week 2018. It’s a special opportunity for government and non-profit agencies, universities and high schools, financial institutions, and others to encourage Americans to assess their saving status and take action to save for their goals. This social marketing campaign is managed nationally by the Consumer Federation of America. Cooperative Extension has been involved in the campaign since its early beginnings in 2007. UConn Extension coordinates the Connecticut Saves Campaign with the support of several partners such as the Connecticut Department of Labor; the Connecticut Department of Banking; Connecticut State Library; People’s Bank; Hartford Job Corps Academy; HRA of New Britain, Inc.; Connecticut Association for Human Services; Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut; Chelsea Groton Bank; and others.
This year, the Connecticut Saves Campaign will kick-off with a twitter chat on Thursday, February 22nd at Noon. During Connecticut Saves Week, “Take Financial Action: Saving Money and Dealing with Debt” workshops will be held at America Job Centers in Hamden, Bridgeport, and Hartford. These workshops provided by UConn Extension and the Connecticut Department of Banking are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. The Connecticut Department of Banking is hosting a Financial Education Expo at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, February 28th from 10 am until 1 pm and the public is invited to attend. If you would like to arrange for a Connecticut Saves Campaign workshop or event for your organization, visit www.ConnecticutSaves.org for more information.