Starting your financial life in the U.S. on the right foot is important. Here are some resources that will help you arrive and thrive.
Don't have an SSN yet? Several card issuers allow you to apply for a credit card with no Social Security Number. This is a complete guide on how to get credit cards without an SSN.
American Express is one of the absolute best credit card providers for people with good credit. This article covers some of the best choices for immigrants.
What's the deal with the credit card craze? They often offer rewards, have stronger fraud liability protections than debit cards and allow you to pay off large balances over time. Credit cards can also help establish and build your credit.
Whether you’re temporarily moving to the U.S. for school or work, or making a long-term transition, you may be looking to open a new credit card
Getting a credit card can be difficult when you’ve recently moved to the U.S. and don’t have a local credit history. So we made a list of great credit cards that you can get without a U.S. credit history.
Moving to the U.S. used to mean that you have to build credit from scratch to apply for credit cards. Now you can apply for American Express cards in the U.S. with your international credit history through Nova Credit.
We showcase real stories of people who newly arrived in the U.S. and how they built their credit scores, and give advice on how you can skip these steps all together if you only want a credit card.
Are you more likely to get approved if your credit history doesn’t exist or if your credit score is poor? We discuss which is worse: bad credit or no credit.
Building a U.S. credit history is important for anyone who’s recently moved to the U.S. because a good credit score is required to do basic tasks like rent an apartment, lease a car and get a cell phone plan.
You must understand your tax obligations while you are an F-1 student studying and working in the U.S. so that you can make certain that you comply with the requirements.
Colleges and universities in the U.S. can be surprisingly expensive, and many students need to take out student loans to afford tuition, fees and basic necessities. You may know someone who can cosign for you but here are some alternatives
Can Canadians open U.S. bank accounts? In this guide, we’ll not only share how to go about cross-border banking and establishing a checking or savings account in the U.S., but we’ll also share some of the best U.S. banking options for Canadians.
Wondering what banking options are available for you as a new immigrant in the United States? This article has everything you need to know.
Credit scores can have a big impact on quality of life. In the United States, a good credit history has numerous benefits.
Banks need to verify account holders' identification, and some banks do this with an SSN. But there’s no law that prevents a bank from opening an account for someone who doesn’t have an SSN.
Visa-holders are subject to local laws—including taxes. Below, we explain the tax obligations of J-1 visa holders living and working in the U.S.
Even one late payment can negatively impact your credit score and make it harder to qualify for future loans and secure good interest rates.
Opening a bank account may be one of the first moves you want to take after arriving to the US. This article covers some of the best banking services available to U.S. newcomers
Newcomers to the United States used to have to build credit from scratch — now they can transfer their international credit report to the U.S. to apply for credit cards, loans, housing and more.
The length of time between credit card applications can make or break your chances of being approved. In this article, we talk about how long you should wait before you apply for new lines of credit and why that's important.
If you plan to work in the U.S., you’re required to pay taxes. If you’re not eligible to receive a Social Security Number (SSN), you’ll need to an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). In this guide, we’ll discuss ITINs in greater detail.
Employers consider many factors when they are considering applicants, which often include credit scores.
Deserve has designed three credit cards with U.S. newcomers in mind. While these cards are also available to U.S. residents and citizens, Deserve offers benefits and perks that might appeal to those who moved to the country and has yet to build credit.
A secured credit card is a popular choice for people that are new to U.S. credit, or working to rebuild their credit. Read our complete guide to see what's right for you.
Your bags are packed, you’ve found a place to stay, and your flight is booked. You’re ready to move to America, right? Not quite. You’ve forgotten one very important thing — travel medical insurance.
Tips what to do and what to avoid when sending money abroad.
Once Eduardo reached Illinois, started to settle into a new routine, and began to make money, he wanted to help his brother support his family. So, Eduardo asked his coworkers how they send money to their loved ones back home.
Bankruptcy is a legal process that can help you reset your finances if you’re struggling financially. Each year, an estimated 530,000 families turn to bankruptcy as a last resort.