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Why personal finance matters

If you are following this blog, you probably care a little bit about personal finance. Thank goodness! Even if talking about and dealing with money isn’t your favorite thing, it definitely affects your life. How much money you have, how you spend it, how you navigate financial conflict, all can affect things like overall happiness, relationship satisfaction, stress, anxiety, depression, and a horde of other factors. So even though money may not be the most fun thing to think about, especially as a college student, it heavily impacts your life.

That’s where we come in. Some of you may take a personal financial planning class as part of your college career and some may not. However, every single student can come to Powercat Financial to learn the skills necessary to lead a successful financial life. We can teach you everything from budgeting, to managing credit cards, repaying student loans, understanding your benefits, and more! This financial education is top-notch, and our program is a unique program that helps hundreds of students in one-on-one counseling sessions and thousands of students in our financial presentations.

But what is the point of all this information? Reality is, information is only as good as it is applied, or as Albert Einstein says, “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need experience to gain wisdom.” So until you apply the things taught here in your life, the info isn’t much good in your life. So this is my challenge to you. Apply what you learn and see if it turns out fruitful for your life. Information about how budgeting is important (it is) and how crucial it is to plan ahead for your future (also true) won’t do any good until you decide to actually budget and plan ahead. I promise you, if you consistently keep a budget and plan for the future, you will see the fruit of the work.

Powercat Financial is here for you no matter where you are on your college and financial journey. Whether you are feeling totally confident about your financial future or you are on the brink of tears because of your financial stress, we are here for you. It’s our job. It’s what we are here for. So do your future self a favor and make an appointment with us today!


Nate Astle

Graduate Assistant

Powercat Financial