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 future. How to budget, how to look for the best prices, how to stay out of or at least manage debt—it’s a learning process that all of us have gone through. With the products and services that credit unions offer, members can take steps to control their financial lives not only for today, but also for tomorrow.
An excellent way to accomplish this is to help our youth understand the workings of earning and spending, budgeting, and saving. Developing financial understanding at an early age instills good financial habits to carry throughout a lifetime. For many young people, this can often begin by participating in a Financial Reality Fair.
Connecticut Credit Union Reality Fairs for 2013-2014:
- October 9, 2013 – New Haven (venue TBD)
- October 30, 2013 – State Capitol, Hartford
- November 6 or 13 (TBD), 2013 – Waterbury (venue TBD)
- March 26, 2014 – Stamford (venue TBD)
- April 1, 2014 – Central CT State University, New Britain
- April 9, 2014 – Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport
- April 30, 2014 – Torrington (venue TBD)
- May 7, 2014 – Eastern CT (venue TBD)
Additional Fairs may be added.
CT Financial Reality Fair Reaches YouTube
Clips from the Financial Reality Fair sponsored by Connecticut credit unions and held April 21, 2010 at the Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Conn., appear on YouTube. Four short segments and a compilation (full) video are available for viewing any time accessed on the CT Financial Reality Fair website. Click Fair Clips to access the videos.
What Is a Financial Reality Fair?
An exercise that is more exciting than you might imagine. Click here for full information.