College Budget 101: Keeping Gen Y on Track


Jodi Kaus is director of Kansas State University’s student financial planning center, Powercat Financial Counseling, which began in 2009 as the first peer-to-peer college financial education program in the state. With more than 15 years of experience in wealth management and financial planning, Jodi oversees students trained to provide individual financial counseling, financial presentations and interactive events centered on increasing the financial capability of all Kansas State students. A 1991 graduate of Kansas State University, Jodi received her law degree in 1994 from the University of Kansas School of Law. She is also designated as a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor.

With college students converging onto campuses over the next few weeks, vendors will be trying to sell them everything from magazine subscriptions to cell phone plans. But with all the spending possibilities, how can young adults budget their dollars so as not to be in the red by the third day of classes? Jodi joins Keeping Up with Gen Y to talk about ways to make a budget, and sticking to it, easier for college students. She also discusses how seniors can prepare for their financial situations after graduation, whether they have a job or not.