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Connex CU to Host Financial Reality Fair for Students on Wed., October 7
Posted on September 30th, 2015

450 students expected to attend the educational and interactive event

HAMDEN, Conn. (Sept. 30, 2015) – Connex Credit Union has been selected to host the next Financial Reality Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Hamden High School. The interactive learning event is a joint effort between the Financial Reality Fair Foundation and the Credit Union League of Connecticut. Nearly 450 students from various high schools across the region are expected to participate.
Financial Reality Fairs are a hands-on experience designed to better educate students on their financial futures. The participants identify a career choice and starting salary, then are required to design a monthly budget. The teens must portion their monthly salary correctly to cover the basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food, while attempting to avoid excessive “fun” alternatives. Each budget will then be reviewed by volunteers from various local credit unions who will act as financial counselors.
“This fair is a unique opportunity for students to get a hands-on understanding of the financial challenges that occur later in life,” said Louise Nestor, director of marketing, Connex Credit Union. “Financial Counselors will help the students explore the importance of planning for future financial needs and preparing for unforeseen challenges as well. It’s a good experience that provides some valuable lessons.”
The Financial Reality Fair will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Hamden High School from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information please visit the Financial Reality Fair website or contact Louise Nestor at

About Connex Credit Union:
As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 49,000 members at 7 branches throughout greater New Haven. Headquartered in North Haven, Connecticut, Connex is a full-service member-owned credit union that offers members a full-range of financial services and products, including savings and loans, Unbank Checking, Smart Score credit score range, free online and mobile banking and more. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford or Middlesex Counties. Connex Credit Union helps guide and improve members’ financial lives through the Connex Advocacy Promises: We will always work in your best interest; we will work with you to understand your goals, identify your financial needs and provide solutions to improve your life; and we will be responsive to you and make your experience simpler, faster and friendlier. It’s time to Unbank! For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit

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