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Connecticut Gov. Proclaims Value Of Reality Fairs
MERIDEN, Conn. (5/24/13)--
Barbara Bass, vice president of education and human resource development at the Credit Union League of Connecticut, accepts a proclamation by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy praising Connecticut credit unions' Financial Reality Fair program from Fred Brown, director of marketing and member development of Northeast Family FCU. (Photo provided by the Credit Union League of Connecticut)
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has sent an official proclamation to the Credit Union League of Connecticut praising the value of its Financial Reality Fair program. The program is sponsored by Connecticut credit unions.

More than 100 credit unions and businesses have participated and/or donated their time, effort, and monetary contributions to make this program not only successful, but also essential to the future of participants in the local as well as national economy.

"What makes this program so worthwhile," said Bass, "is the fact that when money management skills are learned early on, good financial habits are instilled and carried forward for a lifetime of security and success."

Since Connecticut began conducting Reality Fairs, the idea has caught on in a number of states. The National Credit Union Foundation's REAL Solutions program champions programs such as reality fairs and has encouraged them. In February, NCUF hosted its Financial Reality Fair during the Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference  in Washington, D.C. (News Now Feb. 12).

Leagues and credit unions throughout the nation have been active in the interactive financial literacy tool for high school students.


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