DOB: DOB Promotes CT Saves Week and Military Saves Week

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Department of Banking Promotes Smart Saving and Safe Financial Behavior During Connecticut Saves Week and Military Saves Week

February 24, 2017

Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez announced that the Connecticut Department of Banking is participating in Connecticut Saves Week February 27- March 3 in order to raise awareness about the importance of keeping retirement savings and investments safe from financial predators.

Connecticut Saves Week is an annual campaign to promote good savings behavior.  This week is also Military Saves Week, which encourages the military and their families to save money and build wealth.
 
“This week, Connecticut’s residents are encouraged to focus on smart saving and investing habits to help reach important financial goals, such as saving for college or retirement,” said Commissioner Perez.  “While it is important to remember to keep those habits sharp year-round, Connecticut Saves Week is a great time to evaluate our finances and ensure financial security for ourselves and our families.”
 
To help promote Connecticut Saves Week and Military Saves Week, the agency has planned a full week of activities centered on smart saving and financial wellbeing.  See below for a full list of events.  Some of the highlights include:

  • A financial education expo on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.  The expo will feature exhibitor tables promoting financial education programs, smart saving and investing, budgeting and more.
  • Workshops at the American Job Centers, in coordination with UConn Extension and the State Department of Labor.
  • Lunch and Learn workshops at military instillations, focusing on identity theft awareness, and a presentation to approximately 1,200 students in the submarine school at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in New London.
To help Connecticut residents learn safe saving and investing habits, the Department of Banking encourages individuals to visit its website to take advantage of the educational materials and online resources provided.   Publications and resources that are specifically geared toward military service members and their families are also available.
 

Department of Banking Schedule of Events
Connecticut Saves Week/Military Saves Week
 
Mon., February 27th:
  • 2-3:00 p.m.:  Facebook Live posts at facebook.com/ctdob
Tue., February 28th:
  • 9-11:00 a.m.:  CT Saves Workshop, Taking Financial Action: Saving Money and Dealing with Debt at the Hamden Job Center
  • 1-3:00 p.m.:  CT Saves Workshop, Taking Financial Action: Saving Money and Dealing with Debt at the Bridgeport Job Center
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Facebook Live posts at facebook.com/ctdob
Wed., March 1st: 
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.:  Financial Education Expo at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.:  Facebook Live posts at facebook.com/ctdob
Thurs., March 2nd: 
  • 9-11:00 a.m.:  CT Saves Workshop, Taking Financial Action: Saving Money and Dealing with Debt at the Waterbury Job Center
  • 1-3:00 p.m.:  CT Saves Workshop, Taking Financial Action: Saving Money and Dealing with Debt at the Hartford Job Center
  • 3:00 p.m.:  Military Saves presentation to approximately 1,200 cadets at New London Submarine Base
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Facebook Live posts at facebook.com/ctdob
Fri., 3/3, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.:
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch and Learn on identity theft awareness at the State Armory in Hartford
  • 9-11:00 a.m.:  Facebook Live posts at facebook.com/ctdob 
Please Note:  Registration is required at the American Job Center workshops and the military Lunch and Learns.  Please contact Kathleen Titsworth, at 860.240.8176, if you are interested in signing up for one of these sessions.
 
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The Connecticut Department of Banking is a proud partner in Military Saves Week and America Saves Week, national public awareness efforts led by the Consumer Federation of America to motivate people to save for their financial future. To learn more, visit www.connecticutsaves.org.