U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman joined 500 students from 14 high schools for Financial Reality Fairs. The annual event, held at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, helps students make life choices by completing monthly budgets to see what it would be like out on their own.
More than 100 volunteers from Connecticut credit unions and businesses guided the students through the decision-making process, showing them how to think clearly about their choices. The Prize Wheel also served as the “Wheel of Reality” for the participants.
“Preparing for your financial future can never begin too early, and these reality fairs provide a concentrated, structured means to learning the essentials of personal financial management,” said Tony Emerson, president/CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut.