For six months, Connex Credit Union will be working closely with four 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 sixth annual ConneXfactor competition! Below is the next update on Nikia B.
Nikia B.: Faithfully Building the Cashflow
Coach: Frank Pomarico, Hamden Branch Manager
Nikia continues to be mindful of her spending and trying to find little ways to save money like using coupons, grocery store apps, and buying what is only on sale or what is needed. She realizes that her spending is not really the problem though – it is the monthly BILLS! She’s working on decreasing them wherever possible to allow for a better monthly cashflow.
New things may pop up unexpectedly, but she says that when it becomes uncomfortable – God is preparing her for greater and forcing her to look at herself and do what is necessary to go to the next level. To back up her faith with action, she decided to take the real estate test as this was something she always had an interest in. Nikia also invested in an online beauty supply store, a commission-based business, to bring in extra funds. In today’s economy, she feels she must have multiple streams of income. No matter what obstacles come her way, she is relying on her faith and remaining hopeful through it all!
Are you looking for ways to increase your monthly income? 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.