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Megan Freshley
Megan Freshley

Optimizing Your FICO Score

Finance 8,514 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

7 Things You Should Know Before Orientation

Life in the U.S. 8,931 Comments
7 Things You Should Know Before Orientation

International students ramping up to the school year have a lot to prepare for. Many students find the combination of moving to a foreign country to study combined with choosing academic courses and settling into a new culture to be a bit daunting. That’s why it’s crucial to get ahead on the basics of orientation […]

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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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