Pottstown High School students get a dose of financial reality

Diamond Credit Union, Tri County Area Federal Credit Union, and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation sponsored a Financial Reality Fair at Pottstown High School.

POTTSTOWN, PA (April 14, 2017) — During the third annual Financial Reality Fair at Pottstown High School, approximately 150 students participated in this “hands on” budgeting exercise to learn more about personal financial management in a one-day “real world” environment. In preparation for the Reality Fair, students chose a career and were provided with an in-depth budgeting sheet based on that career’s education level and salary.

Students were required to budget their money wisely to make ends meet for one month. Students visited 13 booths to find a place to live, obtain transportation, buy a cell phone, and pay for food and other essentials needed in everyday life. After visiting all of the booths, students balanced their budgets and reviewed their worksheet with a financial counselor.

John Faust, President/CEO of Diamond Credit Union and Andrew C. Pistoria, President/CEO of Tri County Area Federal Credit Union agreed that this event is a great example of credit unions working together to promote financial literacy. The team thanks the staff and students of Pottstown High School for welcoming both credit unions and making it a fantastic event.

The Reality Fair was coordinated by the marketing teams from Diamond Credit Union and Tri County Area Federal Credit Union, and was made possible with guidance and materials from the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Foundation. Volunteers included employees from both credit unions and a representative from Wrigley’s Business Products and Services. Souvenir T‐shirts for the students were donated by Wrigley’s as well.

Pottstown High School Students show off their Reality Fair T-shirts after finishing the financial literacy exercise. The t-shirts were donated by Wrigley’s Business Products and Services and given as a reward for participation.

Reality Fair volunteers from Diamond CU, Tri County FCU, and Wrigley’s Office Supply pose during break between classes to show off their aprons.


About Diamond Credit Union

Diamond Credit Union is the 15th largest credit union in Pennsylvania and is headquartered in Pottstown, Pa., with five additional offices. Diamond serves Berks County and the Tri-County Region and holds over $664 million in assets with over 63,000 members. For more information about Diamond Credit Union, please visit


Rob Hackash
Marketing Manager
Diamond Credit Union
610-326-5490 x2679

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