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Free Financial Basics Workshop for College-Bound Students
Posted on July 19th, 2017

Free Financial Basics Workshop for College-Bound Students

Discover how to manage money, avoid substantial credit card debt and more

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (July 17, 2017) – College is an exciting opportunity for many teens as made evident by the crowds of eager students this time of year with shopping carts full of decorative pillows, full-length mirrors, and bulk-sized snacks.

​However, with the cost of a college education continually growing, it is imperative to avoid poor spending habits and unnecessary debt. Before embarking on the next phase of their educational careers, prospective students are invited to learn how to manage expenses during “Financial Basics for College-Bound Students,” a FREE seminar from Connex Credit Union as part of its ConnexCares philanthropic initiative.

You do not need to be a member of the credit union to attend this award-winning workshop. An experienced Connex Financial Advocate will provide insight on money management, credit cards, checking accounts, student discounts and more.  While the material is designed for recent high school graduates, the information is also pertinent for currently-enrolled students. 

Two sessions are available:

Thursday, August 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Connex’s North Haven Branch located at 412 Washington Ave.

Tuesday, August 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Branch of the Bridgeport Public Library located at 3455 Madison Ave.  

While Connex encourages guests to attend in person, a webinar option is available during the August 3 session only for anyone unable to attend either date.

This seminar is FREE, but registration is required and can be completed by visiting or by calling 1-800-CR-UNION (1-800-278-6466). During this process you will select if you plan to attend in person or via webinar. The workshop is open to members and non-members of the credit union, but act fast, seats are limited.

About ConnexCares:

ConnexCares is Connex Credit Union’s charitable and philanthropic program. The mission through ConnexCares is to promote financial literacy, well-being and understanding to our members and the greater communities Connex serves.
About Connex Credit Union:

As the Unbank, Connex Credit Union is one of Connecticut’s largest credit unions serving more than 48,000 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, Middlesex or Fairfield 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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