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Metro participates in Boston Reality Fair

BOSTON, MA – December 2, 2011- Metro Credit Union recently participated in the Boston Reality Fair: Financial Tools for Life, an educational opportunity for high school seniors to learn the basics of personal finance. Over 125 students attending the interactive fair were provided with a hypothetical salary and visited various vendors to determine what choices to make based on their budget. They were faced with decisions such as whether to own a home or rent, take public transportation or purchase a car, and more.

The fair allowed students to obtain hands-on experience in a “real world” environment while having the chance to review their choices with financial advisors. Metro employees Charlene Bauer - Senior Vice President, Business Development and Community Relations, Maria Justiniano - Consumer Loan Manager, and Traci Michel - Branch Manager of Metro’s Commonwealth Avenue Branch provided guidance to help the students make wise decisions.

Metro Credit Union is committed to providing financial education to the communities it serves, and particularly recognizes the importance of providing youth with the tools needed to properly manage their money as they enter into adulthood. In addition to regularly hosting financial education sessions, Metro also sponsors internship opportunities for students at Chelsea High School and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.

About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $900 million in assets, and serves over 134,000 members.  Established in 1926 and based in Chelsea, Metro offers superior service and a full range of financial products, including investment and insurance offerings, for consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts.  Metro has thirteen branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Salem and Tewksbury. Metro is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.