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CUToday Highlights NJ CUs’ Financial Reality Fair Award

A recent article in CUToday highlights the New Jersey Credit Union Financial Reality Fairs Program’s award for having the team that reached the most students in its asset category by the National Youth Involvement Board.

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NJCFE Hosts Free Financial Literacy Roundtable with Updates on Crypto Currency and Job Act Implications

MANALAPAN, N.J. – The New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education (NJCFE), a partner of the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation, held an informative Financial Literacy Roundtable for educators, community organizations, financial institutions, non-profits, and more, on Friday, July 13th. Attendees heard from Crypto Currency experts on risks and rewards in that emerging realm and Rutgers Professor Barbara O’Neill on financial planning after tax cuts and the Job Act.

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New Jersey Credit Union Foundation and N.J. CUs Reach Over 2,800 Students with Reality Fair Program in 2017/2018 School Year

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – During the 2017/2018 school year, the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation’s (Foundation) Financial Reality Fair program had another record year, reaching over 2,800 students throughout the state of New Jersey! Credit unions held 16 Fairs at various high schools, middle schools, and colleges across the state.

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New Jersey Credit Union Foundation and N.J. CUs Reach Over 2,800 Students with Reality Fair Program in 2017/2018 School Year

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – During the 2017/2018 school year, the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation’s (Foundation) Financial Reality Fair program had another record year, reaching over 2,800 students throughout the state of New Jersey! Credit unions held 16 Fairs at various high schools, middle schools, and colleges across the state.

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Visions FCU Brings NJ CU Financial Reality Fair to Randolph High School for Second Year

RANDOLPH, N.J. – Accounting and personal finance classes at Randolph High School received a reality check on Wednesday as they gathered in the school’s library for a financial Reality Fair sponsored by Visions FCU. Volunteers from Visions FCU as well as Credit Union of New Jersey, the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation, Vizo Financial, and XCEL FCU helped man the lifestyle booths and guide students through the simulation.

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Millville Senior High School Students Get a Dose of Reality

MILLVILLE, N.J. – Juniors and seniors at Millville Senior High School learned lessons in personal finance at a Reality Fair held in the school’s gym on Friday. Around 160 students visited the lifestyle booths with their budget worksheets, testing their budgeting skills. Volunteers from Bay Atlantic FCU, Campbell EFCU, Deepwater Industries FCU, Jersey Shore FCU, Members 1st of NJ FCU, the New Jersey Credit Union League, Thunderbolt Area FCU, and Vizo Financial manned the tables and helped students through the simulation.

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Members 1st of NJ, Bay Atlantic and Thunderbolt Area FCU Bring the Reality Fair Program Back to Bridgeton High School, Helping More Than 150 Students Reach Their Financial Goals

BRIDGETON, N.J. – Spring is in the air and with the harsh winter hopefully behind us, the Reality Fair Program has been underway with more than 10 Fairs happening this season. Last Friday, over 150 students gathered at Bridgeton High School, taking part and being advised in the school’s financial Reality Fair.

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Ocean County College First-Year Students Get Financial Guidance Through Reality Fair Program

TOMS RIVER, N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union Financial Reality Fair program visited students and faculty at Ocean County College yesterday, counseling 100 students on financial literacy. Volunteers from Credit Union of New Jersey, Healthcare Employees FCU, Jersey Shore FCU, Members 1st of NJ FCU, the New Jersey Credit Union League, Novartis FCU, Symbionce, and United Teletech Financial FCU manned the lifestyle booths and provided financial counseling.

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Rutgers FCU Brings Reality Fair to University's 'Life After Rutgers' Event

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers Federal Credit Union hosted its third Reality Fair at Rutgers University on the college’s Busch Campus on Friday. The Reality Fair was held in conjunction with a special event titled "Life After Rutgers", which included networking, resume assistance, headshots, and professional wardrobe assistance from Macy's. 

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Game On! NJ CU Foundation’s 8th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser Was a Sure Bet!

ISELIN, N.J. – The 8th Annual New Jersey Credit Union Foundation Casino Night fundraiser on March 22nd brought together credit union industry leaders, volunteers, and friends from around the state for a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and casino table games, all for a great cause! The final numbers aren’t yet available, but it looks like the 8th Annual Casino Night was a success for the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation.

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New, Lower Cost Established for Financial Reality Fairs; Grants Available to Off-Set Cost

Hands-On Financial Literacy Program Now More Affordable for NJ CUs to Bring to Schools Free of Charge

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – The NJ CU Foundation Board gathered recently for a quarterly meeting and to discuss the Reality Fair program. With new materials available for students, the Board established a new, lower cost per student ($12, down from $18) that goes into effect as of August 2017.

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