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Department of the Treasury

For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2022
Media Contact:
Melinda Caliendo
(609) 789-8491

Treasurer Muoio Honored by New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education with President’s Award for Launch of NJ FinLit

(TRENTON) – New Jersey State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio was presented with the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education’s (NJCFE) President’s Award in recognition of the State’s launch of the NJ FinLit financial wellness platform during the coalition’s Spring Conference this morning.

“Like the Coalition, Governor Murphy and Treasury believe that all New Jerseyans should have access to unbiased, reliable financial resources to help them make informed decisions, and NJ FinLit offers that for free to adult residents at all stages of life and across the socioeconomic spectrum,” said Treasurer Muoio. “I am grateful for the Coalition’s leadership on this important topic – I hope our efforts continue to compliment the Coalition’s work for the foreseeable future.”

NJ FinLit launched April 6, 2022, in conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month.

“NJCFE's mission is to improve the personal financial literacy of New Jersey's citizens by promoting the teaching of personal finance to people of all ages,” said NJCFE Executive Director Michael Drulis. “Today we recognize State Treasurer Muoio’s success in creating this new platform and bringing it online for free to educators, community activists, and individuals looking to learn about their finances to plan for their future. In this action, she has served New Jersey with distinction.”

“People need financial literacy now more than ever,” said NJCFE Chair Kimberly Cole. “There is a lot of uncertainty and fears among households about what the future may hold for their finances. NJ FinLit helps residents calculate what they need to save for a home or their retirement, plan for family emergencies, and help them balance their personal budgets. NJCFE is glad that this free resource is now available for all residents of New Jersey, and we intend to use our resources to promote it as such.”

The New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education is an independent affiliate of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy with more than 500 members dedicated to improving the personal financial literacy of New Jersey’s citizens by promoting the teaching of personal finance to people of all ages.

Last Updated: Friday, 05/20/22