Students/Participants Learn How To Make Financial Decision in The Real World at CU 4 Reality Financial Education Fair

More than 103 participants from Goose Creek Memorial High School in Baytown will make real-life decisions to help teach them financial skills during the CU 4 Reality Financial Education Fair on May 4, 2011 at Lee College in Baytown, TX.

The CU 4 Reality Program uses an in-class curriculum during the 2011 school year to teach participants important skills that will equip them to handle money responsibly, set and adhere to budgets, and avoid the pitfalls of debt.  

Sponsored by Beacon Federal Credit Union and the CU 4 Reality Financial Education Fair is a culminating, day-long event that will give participants a chance to see how career selection impacts their financial well-being and their life choices.  Participants will create a spending plan based on a salary and juggle needs versus wants to make sure they are living within their means.

Participants will meet with representatives of auto dealerships, realtors, lenders, utility providers, retailers and others to help them understand the real expenses they will face in adulthood and the choices they’ll need to make to avoid falling in to debt.

WHAT:           CU 4 Reality Financial Education Fair

WHEN:           May 4, 2011 8:30-10:30 am and second group of students 11:30-2:00 pm at Lee College Cyber Café

*Members of the media are encouraged to come between 12:00-2:00, when a large group of students and presenters will be available for interviews and comment*

WHERE:         Lee College , 200 Lee Drive Baytown, TX 77520

WHO:              More than 103 high school students and community leaders and Beacon Federal Credit Union

Representatives from various industries and businesses including:

Community Leaders, Texas Credit Union League  and Local Business Owners

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