NEW YORK, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation today announced significant results from the pilot period of its financial literacy program, the Financial Game Plan. In less than six months, the program is already making a profound impact on the financial well-being of New York/New Jersey families tackling childhood cancer. Launched in the New York/New Jersey area in October 2014 after several successful years in Jacksonville, Florida, the “Financial Game Plan” has already helped numerous families navigate their way through financial challenges that have come about due to a child’s cancer diagnosis.
Overseen by the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund’s New York/New Jersey Financial Coach, Robert D. VanLangen, CPA, the program is designed to provide financial education and financial literacy resources to the families the foundation serves in New York/New Jersey to foster self-responsibility in the long term and help with crisis management in the short term. Over the course of more than 130 personal interactions, VanLangen has grown to become a trusted source through private and personalized consultations involving financial assessment, education and planning options.