American Eagle Financial Credit Union Organizes Financial Reality Fair

American Eagle Financial Credit Union hosted over 700 students at Rentschler Field for the Financial Reality Fair. The fair was designed to give students an immersive experience in financial education. American Eagle partnered with the Credit Union League of Connecticut to host the event.

This “Bite of Reality” simulation program introduces middle and high school students to the basics of real-world financial realities and puts them on a path to financial freedom. The program directs students to choose a profession and make financial decisions they will be faced with later in life: housing, education, clothing and more. The process builds a foundation of understanding proper budgeting that is essential to their future financial success.

“We know that the road to successful financial freedom begins when you are young and the Financial Reality Fair allowed students to get a hands-on experience to jumpstart their financial journeys,” said Howard Brady, President & CEO of American Eagle Financial Credit Union. “We prioritize financial education for all of our members and non-members by offering experiences like this one for students as well as free seminars, online education and trained American Eagle team members to educate anyone who walks into our credit unions. ”

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About American Eagle FCU: Established in 1935, American Eagle Financial Credit Union (AEFCU) is a full-service credit union offering checking and savings accounts, credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, business accounts and more. American Eagle offers banking online, through its mobile app, or at one of its 14 branches located in Connecticut. AEFCU has more than 180,000 members, over $2.5 billion in assets, and offers banking services to anyone who lives, works, attends school, or worships in Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, and New Haven County in Connecticut, and Hampden County in Massachusetts. For more information about American Eagle Financial Credit Union, visit

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