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Jodi’s Corner: Top 5 Financial Tasks Every Student Should Do Now!

  1. Review getkansasbenefits.gov to see if you are eligible to file for Kansas unemployment benefits if you have lost work income due to COVID (see https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Files/PDF/Unemployment_Insurance_and_COVID-19_Fact_Sheet.pdf);
  2. Be on the alert for scams from text messages or email pretending to be service providers, IRS or government entities potentially scamming you out of money;
  3. Review and update your spending plan to see where you can save money and direct funds to necessities (lower transportation costs potentially now);
  4. Look for outside scholarships and other resources via tools such as myScholly.com, FastWeb.com, Scholarships.com;
  5. File your 2019 income tax returns (see irs.gov and ksrevenue.org for free filing options) – the due date has been extended to July 15, 2020, but if you are due a refund you could file now to get those dollars back sooner.

Finally, request a free appointment with Powercat Financial via the link at www.k-state.edu/powercatfinancial for assistance with these items or any other financial issues! We’re happy to help via phone or online video conferencing.

Jodi Kaus, Director

Powercat Financial

powercatfinancial@ksu.edu

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