TEDxCUNY Workshops

Personal May 14, 2019

Here is a short update on what I have been up to. I taught two workshops at TEDxCUNY with the theme: Money Matters. Some of you who came to my workshop may be reading this right now! Thanks for visiting the blog and I hope you find what you are looking for.

TEDxCUNY is awesome and completely organized by students. Thank you to the student organizers and CUNY John Jay College for hosting the event. I'm sure the attendees had a great time. I know I enjoyed teaching in that environment.

Also, shoutout to the photographers at the event! All of the images in this post are from them.

How do I look here?

The TEDxCUNY workshops were my third and fourth one of the year and many of you asked me to teach more workshops. I would love to come to your college! Please fill out this short survey so I know which colleges are interested.

People had to stand!

There was a different Virtual Reality workshop happening simultaneously, where students had a chance to try on the VR headsets. I was worried that no one would come to my workshop about personal finance and retirement.

The workshop outcomes were a pleasant surprise. College students, from freshmen to seniors, did care about their personal finance. There was even one person who wasn't a CUNY student.

Overall, it was an awesome experience and would love to do it again!

What am I doing now?

Last time I left you off with:

Right now, the world needs an unbiased and free platform to guide people in preparation for retirement and this blog is just the beginning of better things to come.

I stand strongly by this statement. I have been working with a UI/UX designer to turn my spreadsheet into a web-based software and mobile application. This is the same spreadsheet that I use in workshops to help young professionals set themselves up for retirement. If you haven't seen the spreadsheet, then come to one of my workshops!

The goal of this website is to increase accessibility to financial knowledge surrounding retirement.

If you have an idea of what financial tools you need or future topics you’d like to see in a post, let me know at alan@tomoonfund.com.

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Alan Chen

Hi! One day, I will build a technology company that will change the world. Right now my focus is teaching personal finance. Now that you know a little about me, feel free to reach out and chat!

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