SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Financial Wellness Bootcamp, a contest from Visions Federal Credit Union, has concluded and Courtney Zaryski of Syracuse is one of the winners.

The contest, launched in June 2021, provided a unique chance for Visions members to get their personal finances on track, whether they were trying to buy a house, pay off debt, or just improve their credit score.

Last year, Zaryski started a nine-month, guided curriculum to help her reach her financial goal of becoming debt-free. Contestants met monthly with a designated branch coach and Financial Wellness Officer, engaged with financial wellness resources, and even had a one-on-one meeting with President and CEO Ty Muse.

"The most positive part of the meetings with Courtney was watching her grow and understand budgeting and financial responsibility more so she can progress through this journey," Syracuse Branch Manager Jessica Randall-Andrews said.

During Financial Wellness Bootcamp, Zaryski reduced her debt by $8,000. As a reward for her dedication to the program, Visions will award her $7,500 to bring her even closer to her goal.

"Visions is always looking for unique ways to give back, so we presented this opportunity to our members to show the community what is possible when they work with us," Visions President and CEO Ty Muse said. "We hope that Courtney will serve as an inspiration to others looking to improve their personal finances, no matter what that goal may be."

Visions invited members from all the communities they serve across three states to apply for the program. Zaryski joins Beatriz Monterroso and Lauren Singleton of New Jersey and Robert Moore of Binghamton, New York, as winners. Learn more about the contest and contestants at visionsfinancialwellnessbootcamp.com.

About Visions

Visions Federal Credit Union is a not for profit financial institution completely owned by its members. Established in 1966, Visions proudly serves more than 230,000 members in communities throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Services include banking as well as auto, home, personal, and business loans. Visit visionsfcu.org for more information.

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