NJCFE Hosts Free Financial Literacy Roundtable with Updates on Crypto Currency and Job Act Implications

MANALAPAN, N.J. – The New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education (NJCFE), a partner of the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation, held an informative Financial Literacy Roundtable for educators, community organizations, financial institutions, non-profits, and more, on Friday, July 13th. Attendees heard from Crypto Currency experts on risks and rewards in that emerging realm and Rutgers Professor Barbara O’Neill on financial planning after tax cuts and the Job Act.

Crypto Currency and Blockchain experts Jamil Hansan, Goutham Puppala, and Shamim Nagvi explained the differences between the various types of Crypto Currencies; Blockchain technology; the governance of the transactions (or lack thereof); and the ethics, complications, privacy, security, risks, opportunities, and rewards associated with Crypto Currency. 

Barbara O’Neill reviewed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in late December 2017. She explained how the Act will impact individual taxpayers and businesses, pointing out that the changes are on a scale that has not been in over 30 years. She also provided TCJA resources and tools available.

The NJCFE hosts valuable and informative financial education seminars, webinars, and other events that are open to New Jersey credit unions. Upcoming events include:

For more information on the NJCFE and its events, visit www.njcfe.org.

For more information on the New Jersey Credit Union Foundation’s partnership with NJCFE, visit www.njcul.org/index.php/njcfe-financial-education.