Life’s Financial Journeys
Using credit wisely while in school. “How can I best use credit?”
Within our current environment, it is necessary to establish credit in your name. Your credit history can be used by prospective employers, insurance companies, landlords and others to make judgments about you.
For example, an insurance company may set your insurance rate based on whether you have a strong or weak credit rating. How you use credit while in college can set the stage for your financial success, or lack of it, in the future.
The following subtasks may assist you in establishing credit. You will find detailed resources for these subtasks under the links in the right column of this page.
Subtask 1: Learn basic information about credit and credit reports
Subtask 2: Establish a good credit reputation
Subtask 3: Borrow for college wisely
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5. Using credit wisely while in school
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