For five months, Connex Credit Union will be working closely with five participants to see who can become the most fiscally fit to win a $3,000 grand prize. Each participant has been paired with a Connex Financial Advocate who will offer real-world, practical advice on how to reduce debt, build savings, and many other helpful financial tips and advice. Connex received over 140 applications for the third annual ConneXfactor competition! Below is our update on Natalya C.-B.
Natalya C.-B.: Beating Financial Bumps in the Road
Coach: Mike Nowicky, Meriden Branch Manager
Natalya faced a few financial bumps in the road over the past two months. Her husband’s car needed to be replaced and she was not getting as many hours as expected with her summer job, so it was the perfect storm to say the least. However, she has remained determined and continues to focus on the goals that we set at the beginning of the competition.
One goal that Natalya has stayed committed to is knocking down her consumer debt. She faithfully makes all of her credit card payments on time and has even noticed that her husband’s credit has improved since her participation in the contest. So, it’s not just a win for her – it’s also a win for her husband! In addition, Natalya recently went back to her full-time position which will allow her to begin saving more towards her other goals. Natalya’s situation is proof that tough times don’t last forever, and it’s important to remain steadfast in the face of adversity.
While the financial bumps in the road have had an impact on Natalya’s target dates, she continues to work steadily towards meeting her objectives. She commented: “Life is unpredictable, so it’s good to always have a plan and be prepared to adjust that plan.” I’m very proud that Natalya has kept a positive outlook towards improving her financial well-being and that her “road bump” was not a stop sign.
Are you experiencing financial road bumps lately? Join our ConneXfactor contestants and let our Financial Advocates work with you to create a financial plan to help you stay on track! Stop by any branch or get started online today!