Central Willamette to Host Financial Reality Fair At West Albany High School

Central Willamette Community Credit Union is hosting a Financial Reality Fair for the senior students at West Albany High School on Tuesday, December 13 2016. The event will begin at roughly 12:50 pm and will last until the end of the school day.

During the Financial Reality Fair, which is sponsored in part by the Northwest Credit Union Foundation, students will be empowered with the knowledge to make sound financial decisions and prepared for success in the years to come.

“At Central Willamette Community Credit Union we believe strongly in financial literacy. We are very excited to have the opportunity to facilitate the first event of this kind in the Albany area, and we will continue working to take the Financial Reality Fair concept to schools across the central valley,” said Amanda Lunger, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer.

The real-world simulation model of the Fair is meant to teach students about budgeting and bills, sending them from table to table as they receive a career and take-home pay scenario and then must decide what to save and what to spend on items like housing, credit cards, loans, cell phones, clothing, food and recreation. The Credit Union is supplying over 40 volunteers to help guide the students through the scenarios.

Central Willamette Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, local financial institution serving those who live or work in Linn, Benton, Polk and Marion Counties in Oregon. The Credit Union holds over $250 million in assets and over 25,000 members with five branch locations in the valley and over 80 employees. Learn more at centralwcu.org.

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