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K-State Today Student Edition

January 23, 2019

Gain a professional advantage and complete Powercat Financial's K-State 360 badges to enhance your financial skills

Submitted by Jodi Kaus

Powercat Financial wants to provide all undergraduate students with a competitive edge to stand out to future employers or graduate and professional schools. Financial capability is an important skillset any student should possess upon graduating. Two K-State 360 Badges are available to enhance students' financial capability:

New "Get Money Savvy with CashCourse" Badge:

Obtain financial skills training on a variety of essential financial skills via courses offered in the free online financial tool at CashCourse.org. To achieve this badge you must:

  1. Register for the free CashCourse.org online financial tool,
  2. Participate in Hands-on CashCourse Training via Zoom.
  3. Complete just four of the financial courses offered in CashCourse.

The next Hands-on CashCourse Training Workshop will be take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 31 online via Zoom.

Alternative workshop dates will be hosted approximately every two weeks thereafter as noted in K-State 360 and on the Powercat Financial calendar of events

Students who complete this new CashCourse badge by April 15 will be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card.

College Financial Planning Badge:

Engage in group education plus at least three individual financial counseling sessions to assist you in developing a personal college financial plan to optimize your financial success. To achieve this badge you must:

  1. Attend three financial sessions with Powercat Financial.
  2. Attend a Student Money Management Workshop.
  3. Attend two of our upcoming events.

The next Student Money Management Workshop is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Room 207 of the K-State Student Union. Alternative workshop dates will be held once a month thereafter as noted K-State 360 and on the Powercat Financial calendar of events.

Mark your calendar to attend our upcoming events which count towards the K-State 360 CFP badge requirement:

  • Marriage & Money workshop at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Room 227 of the K-State Student Union. Learn how to merge finances with a partner successfully.
  • Spring Break NOT Spring Broke event at noon Thursday, Feb. 28, in the K-State Student Union courtyard. Have a chance to play games, learn how to save during spring break and win more prizes.

Sign in K-State 360 to learn more or email Powercat Financial at powercatfinancial@k-state.edu if you need assistance. Request your free financial appointment at k-state.edu/powercatfinancial.