We can’t believe it’s the start of 2020! It’s going to be a perfect year as Valentine’s Day is on Friday, Cinco de Mayo is on Taco Tuesday, 4th of July and Halloween are both on Saturdays, and Christmas will be on Friday! YIPPEE!
We also can’t believe Powercat Financial has been in existence now for 10 years at Kansas State University! We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters and students who have contributed to our success. We especially want to thank the over 350 students who have served as peer financial counselors, Student Advisory Board members or Residential Financial Specialists that are passionate about helping fellow K-State students with financial education. They have helped students navigate the complexities of paying for college, balance school and work, understand federal student aid, manage student loan repayment, negotiate job offers, build good credit habits and more.
When K-State created Powercat Financial in 2009, it was the first peer-to-peer financial education program in the state of Kansas and one of few in the country. Now Powercat Financial is seen as a national leader and more and more colleges and universities are creating financial education centers as this support is seen as a critical mission in higher education. In fact, there is now a national alliance of college financial wellness programs called the Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance that serves to bringing together post-secondary organizations to inform national conversations that impact the financial wellness field, public policy, and educational support services.
Thank you for being a subscriber to our Powercat Financial blog and joining us in learning more about financial wellness topics. When the peer financial counselors return from break the end of January, we will resume our weekly blog posts of helpful money tips created for students, by students. In the meantime, look through our archived posts for lots of helpful financial information we have shared over the years.
Please let us know if we can be of assistance to any K-State student needing financial guidance in 2020 or beyond!
Students can request a free appointment with one of our peer financial counselors via www.k-state.edu/powercatfinancial.
Jodi Kaus, JD, CTFA – Director