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LAFCU to present third Financial Reality Fair at Perry High School

Posted at 6:46 PM, Apr 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-28 18:46:43-04

PERRY, Mich. — LAFCU is returning to Perry High School for the third time to present a Financial Reality Fair to help students improve their financial decision-making.

The Monday, April 29, fair is for the sophomore class. Students who are juniors and seniors have attended the two previous fairs.

“LAFCU’s Financial Reality Fair provides knowledge that is an excellent supplement to our curriculum,” said Dave Myron, Perry High School principal. “It’s especially helpful that the information comes from financial professionals. We’re appreciative of the efforts LAFCU has made and continues to make to positively impact the financial future of our students.”

At each fair, about 20 LAFCU employees provide one-on-one guidance to the students who are tasked to create a real-life financial budget at the 2-hour event.

Using estimated salaries based on selected careers as well as assigned credit scores, students identify goods and services to purchase by visiting 12 stations staffed by LAFCU financial experts. At station #13, a LAFCU financial counselor helps students explore ways to improve their financial budgets.

“Financial literacy is a priority in LAFCU’s community affairs program,” Alyssa Sliger, LAFCU marketing and communications specialist. “It supports LAFCU’s goal to be a ‘Credit Union for Life’ because financial skills are critical to life success.

“We are honored to be invited back to Perry High School, and hope the Financial Reality Fair helps students gain an early understanding of money management.”

The fair is an extension of the LAFCU-Perry Public Schools partnership founded in 2014 with the goal to help prepare the district’s students to succeed financially. The credit union provides financial literacy programming for all grade levels and operates a portable branch at the district’s three buildings with assistance from students.

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