CROMWELL, Conn.—As part of America Saves Week 2020, scheduled for February 24 – February 29, several local organizations are spreading the message of saving successfully and urging its network to encourage people to make savings automatic.
The Connecticut Saves Campaign has planned several events in celebration including a financial education expo, a Twitter chat plus special events for high school students, young adults and others interested in saving for their goals. You can visit the Connecticut Saves Facebook page for a full list of events.
A key feature of the savings campaign is the opportunity to take the Connecticut Saves Pledge. It's an opportunity for savers to set a financial goal and to receive information and encouragement to help them make progress toward achieving it.
You can take the pledge by texting “CTSaves” to 877877 or by visiting ConnecticutSaves.org
Each day of America Saves Week highlights a unique theme offering fresh opportunities to promote personal savings and reasons why it's important.
Save the easy way…automatically. Never miss a beat when it comes to saving. Make it so easy that you never have to think about it. Set aside money automatically.
Save with a plan. Did you know savers with a plan are twice as likely to save successfully for things like retirement and their (or their children’s) education?
Save for the unexpected. Putting aside a few dollars a week into a savings account for unexpected costs can build financial security—and relieve a lot of anxiety!
Save to retire. Studies show few Americans have adequate savings for retirement but it’s never too late or too early to start saving.
Save by reducing debt. With planning, discipline, patience, and maybe some outside help, almost anyone can save to reduce their debts and start to accumulate wealth.
Save as a family. Good saving habits start at home. Model good financial habits for your children, and teach them to do the same. Help them open their own savings accounts!
The Connecticut Saves Campaign is primarily coordinated by the UConn Extension. Partnering organizations in this effort to promote saving include the Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Bank, Connecticut Association for Human Services, Connecticut Department of Banking, Connecticut Department of Labor, Connecticut State Library and HRA of New Britain.
For more information on the Connecticut Saves Campaign visit www.ConnecticutSaves.org