For six 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 100 applications for the fifth annual ConneXfactor competition! Below is our update on Naixtza R.
Naixtza R.: Planning for Big Expenses
Coach: Michelle Panzo, Orange Branch Manager
Naixtza has a busy summer planned including a bridal shower and a move to a new apartment. The shower the bridesmaids held cost less than anticipated – a great surprise and savings for Naixtza! It’s an honor to be included in a dear friend’s wedding; it can also be a great expense. Planning and saving ahead of the big event is a must and will save you the emotional and financial stress these celebrations can sometimes bring.
Naixtza’ s apartment move is coming soon as well. She has money put aside and will be doing most of the moving herself, with help from a few friends to save on the costs. She is saving weekly from each paycheck and even putting her discretionary “fun” money aside, all to help her reach her goals.
Naixtza remains focused on saving all she can. She is also realizing that you can have just as much fun inviting friends over to watch a good movie instead of a night out on the town – and without breaking the bank. Every week she learns a little more that helps her maximize her savings and lessen her spending, and her confidence is growing. She is going to succeed – I’m sure of it!
Do you need help finding realistic ways to lessen your expenses? 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.