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Northeast Credit Union Participates in High School Financial Literacy Fair

April 6, 2015

Portsmouth, NH – April is National Financial Education Month and in honor of promoting financial literacy to New Hampshire students, Northeast Credit Union along with Bellwether Community Credit Union and Granite State Credit Union participated on Friday, April 3 in a day-long financial fair hosted at Manchester Community College. CU4 Reality sponsored the event which aims at educating students on money and finances after high school. Participating schools included; Manchester’s Southside and Hillside Middle Schools and Souhegan High School in Amherst.

Victoria Reishus, Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Seneca Bernard, Mortgage Underwriter, Laurie Beebe, Branch Manager, Doreen Austin, Commercial Business Development and Cheryl Nichols, Assistant Vice President of Branch Administration.

More than 500 students participated on Friday where they went through a process of determining their personal expenses to include; housing, transportation, entertainment, food, pet care etc. Students were exposed to various career choices through a process of self reflection of interests and aptitudes leading to the selection of a career. Northeast Credit Union Member Representatives participated by reviewing the students budget which included their career choice, salary and expenses. “The financial fair is a great way for students to learn about budgets and their expenses versus their spending money,” said Victoria Reishus, Assistant Vice President Marketing. “Some of the students were very responsible with their fictitious budgets while for others, it was a great opportunity to educate them on the benefits of saving their money.”