NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Dottie Vollmer, Peer Financial Educator at Indiana University
Thank you to Dottie Vollmer, a Peer Financial Educator, for sharing her expertise with our educator community in this recent podcast. Dottie counsels college students as a member of the MoneySmarts team at Indiana University.
In this podcast, she shares what she has learned in her work with college students on budgeting, student loans and credit cards and answers such questions as:
- What are the biggest misconceptions about money that college students have?
- What budget items do college students have the most difficulty cutting?
- What do you know now that you wish you knew in high school?
- Dottie is volunteer at Indiana University MoneySmarts program
- Budget Calculator resource provided on MoneySmarts website
- Indiana University letter to students regarding student debt levels which has reduced student loans (wish all colleges implemented this!)
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About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.