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Resource One CU Hosts Reality Fair at Eastfield College
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:00 AM

Resource One Credit Union hosted a Reality Fair at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, to help students understand budgeting and financial choices.

As part of Resource One Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to offer financial education, they partnered with Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, on Oct. 26 to provide a Reality Fair during the college’s Tech Expo event.

During the Reality Fair, students are required to make financial decisions by budgeting and spending on their terms in a simulated real-world setting. Through creating personal budgets and allocating dollars for food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation expenses, and more, students can begin to shape intelligent thought processes and develop a sound appreciation for money that can be built on in future years.

The Reality Fair at Eastfield College was the largest to date and required additional volunteers. In the spirit of cooperation, several credit unions and community volunteers stepped up and answered the call including:           

  • Eastfield College
  • Resource One Credit Union
  • Advancial Credit Union
  • Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union
  • Southwest Financial Federal Credit Union
  • Cornerstone Credit Union League
  • Credit Union Resources, Inc.
  • Skillful Living Center, Inc.
  • Trophy Nissan
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Majestic Money Management

“By our final count, we were able to educate 677 youth and adults on how their decisions impact their financial well-being," said Phillip Crocker, director of cultural enhancement at Resource One Credit Union. "The event was a great example of community cooperation and credit union cooperation—people helping people."

About Resource One Credit Union
Resource One Credit Union was originally chartered as Sears Dallas Employees Federal Credit Union in 1936. Over time, the increased demand for more locations and additional products and services prompted the expansion of our product lines and field of membership. Today, Resource One proudly serves as a not-for-profit financial institution for the communities of Dallas and Northwest Harris counties. Resource One Credit Union has 11 convenient locations to serve our 60,000 and counting members. Visit Resource One Credit Union’s homepage at www.r1cu.org.