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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

5 Fun Budget Tools for International Students

Education, Finance, Life in the U.S. 8,954 Comments
5 Fun Budget Tools for International Students

Making a budget can seem like an intimidating task, but the reduced stress and sense of accomplishment you’ll feel by getting in charge of your finances always pays off. Here are five free online and mobile tools you can use to track expenses and increase your financial health.   Mint Mint is a great option […]

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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

Optimizing Your FICO Score

Finance 8,487 Comments
Optimizing Your FICO Score

Your FICO credit score is the number that communicates your creditworthiness to traditional lenders, landlords, and employers. A FICO score of 700 or above is considered “good” or “excellent,” while anything below 650 is termed “poor” or “bad.” So how can you improve your current credit score, or even start fresh with no U.S. credit […]

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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

5 Simple Ways to Start Building Your Credit Score as an International Student

Finance 9,867 Comments
5 Simple Ways to Start Building Your Credit Score as an International Student

Navigating life as an international student in the U.S. is no small feat. Between finding the right housing, excelling academically, and finding a social community, the challenge of building credit may not be your top priority. Credit scores are based on financial history, and being a newcomer to the U.S. without a Social Security Number […]

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