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Reality Fair to be at Capitol during GAC
WASHINGTON (1/13/11)--A Financial Reality Fair--an experiential leaning opportunity for high school students in which they identify career choices, learn salaries of those choices and try to “live” within their budget--will be held after the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Government Affairs Conference General Session March 2 in Washington, D.C. The fair will be at Rayburn House Office Building, so leagues and lawmakers can stop by the fair, said the Credit Union League of Connecticut. “I have had the opportunity to be involved with Reality Fairs for more than 10 years,” said Tony Emerson, president/CEO of the league. “When you get to see the recognition in students’ faces that financial decisions are important and do affect their daily lives, it is instant gratification that the fairs are worthwhile and effective.” The Washington fair will “highlight the benefits of reality fairs to a larger, influential audience that will be able to take what they see back to their states.” In the experience, students are encouraged to save and spend wisely. Financial counselors explore with students the importance of planning for future needs and preparing themselves for future economic empowerment through savings and wise spending. The fair will tempt students to spend their incomes on “fun,” but the financial counselors will bring their focus back to saving and thrift practices.
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