Connecticut Gets an “F” in Financial Literacy

Chalkboard Series Isolated on a White Background - Money.The Center for Financial Literacy, at Champlain College, recently graded the States on their financial literacy initiatives. They looked at financial education legislation and assigned a grade based on the education requirements of each state. Unfortunately, Connecticut received an F. According to the Center for Financial Literacy an F means, “The state has few requirements, or none at all, for personal finance education in high school.”

Connex is in the business of helping you understand your money. Our mission here at Connex is to improve our members lives. . . one member at a time. One way we can do this is by helping you get an A+ in financial literacy.

How does Connex help?

Connex has a great team that is happy to answer any question you might have. Anyone, members and non-members, are welcome in any of our branches to talk with an expert about their finances. Whether you’re trying to save more money, take out a loan, need budgeting help, or looking to invest and plan for retirement, we can help.

Unbank University

Connex also has a great resource that we like to call Unbank University. As a part of this great program, Connex hosts educational workshops to help you learn about your finances. Topics include understanding your credit score, first-time homebuying, how to increase your home’s equity, and more! These workshops are free and open to anyone, click here to learn more.

Great news! We have some workshops coming up that will help improve your life. You can all 1-800-CR-UNION to register for any of the following workshops:

Understanding Your Credit Score

Join experts from credit reporting agency Experian. This workshop will go over the credit reporting process including what a credit score is, how it is calculated and much more!

When: Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Connex North Haven Branch | 412 Washington Avenue


Medicare 101: An Introduction to Medicare

Join Phil Orlando, a senior member benefits concierge on behalf of Connex. This workshop will focus on understanding the basics of Medicare, as well as understanding the available options and different programs available.

When: September 19 | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Connex Hamden Branch | 2100 Dixwell Avenue


Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Tap into your equity for extra cash. Find out if a Reverse Mortgage is for you. If you or someone you know are age 62 or older and own your home, learn how you may qualify.

When: September 26 | 2:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Connex North Haven Branch | 412 Washington Avenue

Have other thoughts on what Connex can do to help educate? Let us know below in the comments!

Source: http://www.champlain.edu/centers-of-excellence/center-for-financial-literacy/report-making-the-grade

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