Developing Your Credit

Introduction to the Pack - 4 courses

Building up and maintaining a good credit score is a crucial part of your life, especially if you plan to buy a car or house some day. These courses will walk you through what exactly a credit score is, and how you can build up good credit from scratch. We’ll also walk through the basics of financial planning for college students.

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Understanding Credit Scores
Credit Score

Growing your credit score over time can help you establish the financial freedom and flexibility you need to fulfil your dreams. This course will teach you why building a high credit score is so important, along with practical ways to build a stronger score.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. What is Credit and Why is it So Important?
  2. 2. What is FICO?
  3. 3. How is Your Score Determined
  4. 4. What Does Your Credit Score Mean?
  5. 5. How You Can Boost Your Credit Score
  6. 6. Your Rights When They’re Wrong
  7. 7. Where to Get More Information
  8. 8. Quiz
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Building Credit from Scratch
Credit Builder

One of the biggest personal finance mistakes people make is waiting to build their credit. This course will teach you why it’s important to begin building credit early on, and how you can get started today.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. Why Do I Need Credit?
  2. 2. Establishing Credit
  3. 3. Scoring System of Credit
  4. 4. 5 Things That Hurt Your Credit Score
  5. 5. Managing Your Credit
  6. 6. Fixing Your Credit Report
  7. 7. Quiz
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Surviving Student Debt
Letterman Jacket

Student debt has become an epidemic in the U.S. in recent decades. Tuition prices are going up and jobs out of college are harder to come by. This course takes you through the basics of the student debt crisis and what you can do to get through it easier.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. The Crisis
  2. 2. Understanding Student Debt
  3. 3. Choosing A College
  4. 4. The Ins and Outs of Student Loans
  5. 5. Grants and Bursaries
  6. 6. Student Budgeting
  7. 7. Final Tips on Surviving Student Debt
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Advice for Recent College Grads
Graduation

You did it! You’ve graduated! You’re growing up, and it’s time to enter the “real world”. That’s a pretty scary thought. Luckily, this course will help make the transition a bit easier by taking you through the major decisions that a recent college grad faces.

Here's what you'll learn in 10 minutes.
  1. 1. So You Graduated...Now What?
  2. 2. Dealing With Debt
  3. 3. Buy vs. Rent (vs. Living at Home)
  4. 4. Making Money
  5. 5. Saving Your Money
  6. 6. Investing Your Money
  7. 7. Spending Your Money
  8. 8. Quiz
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