Developing Your Credit


Here's what you'll learn:

  1. 1Understanding Credit Scores
  2. 2Building Credit from Scratch
  3. 3Surviving Student Debt
  4. 4Advice for Recent College Grads

Introduction to the Pack

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.

4 Courses

Understanding Credit Scores

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.

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  1. 1 What is Credit and Why is it So Important? Start Course
  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

Building Credit from Scratch

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.

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  1. 1 Why Do I Need Credit? Start Course
  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

Surviving Student Debt

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.

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  1. 1 The Crisis Start Course
  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

Advice for Recent College Grads

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.

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  1. 1 So You Graduated...Now What? Start Course
  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


Ryan Hops

Wall Street Survivor

Former hedge fund analyst in Hong Kong, Ryan joined Wall Street Survivor in 2008 to help build the next generation of financial education.

Sanidhya M.

Course Taker

Thank you for such a great learning experience!