Hartford Chapter Financial Reality Fair Lights Up State Capitol

Counseling with Nathan Hale

On Wednesday, October 30th, over 350 students from 14 different schools descended on the State Capitol to participate in this year’s Hartford area Financial Reality Fair put on by over 50 CT credit u … [Read more...]


The Bridgeport Chapter Reality Fair will be held at the Housatonic Community College, in Bridgeport, on April 9th, 2014. This Fair, providing a hands-on financial experience, is for high school … [Read more...]

Fair Schedule

2013-2014 Fair Schedule October 9, 2013 – Hamden High School, Hamden October 30, 2013 – Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford March 26, 2014 – UCONN, Stamford Campus, Stamford April 1, 2014 – Central … [Read more...]

About Financial Reality Fairs


Connecticut Credit Unions Providing Youth Financial Literacy— A CT Real Solutions Project How Connecticut’s credit unions are investing in the future. Connecticut Credit Unions in the Com … [Read more...]

Financial Reality Fair Site


Question: When is 47.5% an acceptable test score? Answer: When you are a high school senior taking a financial literacy test. That isn’t exactly true…we don’t consider that an acceptable score, but t … [Read more...]

What is a Financial Reality Fair?

Reality Fair

The CT Financial Reality Fair is a 2½-hour, hands-on experience in which students, after identifying their career choice and starting salaries, are provided a budget sheet requiring them to live … [Read more...]

Connecticut Credit Unions in the Community


An important goal of credit unions is to provide financial education to their members in order to help them better manage their money on a day-to-day basis as well as direct funds to savings for the … [Read more...]

CT League Financial Reality Fair Surpasses 10,000th Student Mark

Above left, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, at left, takes a turn at spinning the Wheel of Reality along with Tony Emerson, President and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, at the Financial Reality Fair held at the CT State Capitol.
Above right, the Honorable Connecticut Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, at left, tries her hand at the Wheel of Reality encouraged by Tony Emerson, League President and CEO, at the Financial Reality Fair held at the CT State Capitol.

MERIDEN, CONN. — Marking the milestone of 10,000 Connecticut students participating in Financial Reality Fairs since the start of the program during the 2008-2009 school year, more than 500 students f … [Read more...]