Credit Union of New Jersey Host Reality Fair for Local High School, November 2017

Credit Union of New Jersey Host Reality Fair for Local High School, November 2017

Credit Union of New Jersey, in conjunction with the New Jersey Credit Union League, has brought Financial Literacy Fairs to local high school students in Mercer County. The fair was
held at Ewing High School in Ewing, NJ on Wednesday, November 15th. Over 100 high school students from Ewing High School were in attendance.

The Reality Fair is a unique opportunity for students to experience some of the financial challenges they will face when they start life on their own. It’s a hands-on experience in which students identify their career choice and starting salaries, then complete a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing, and food.

Additional expenditures such as entertainment and travel are factored in as well. Throughout the fair, there are many temptations for additional spending, and students must learn to
balance their wants and needs to live on their own. After they have visited the various booths covering components of independent living, students balanced their budget, and then sat down with a financial counselor to review their standing.

Credit Union of New Jersey provides financial services to over 40,000 members through five full-service offices located in Mercer & Burlington Counties and an e- Branch at CUNJ.org.
Established in 1943, the $340 million credit union is headquartered in Ewing Township. Membership information may be obtained by calling 609-538-4061 or visiting CUNJ.org.

Enjoy the freedom to prosper. If you have questions , just give us a call at 609.538.4061 or 800.538.4061, email us at memberservices@cunj.org, or stop by one of our branches.

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