6 Reasons Every International Student Needs a Credit Card

If you’re an international student coming to the United States on an F1 visa, you probably have a bank or debit card that you use for your daily expenses. But there are several times when you’ll also want and need actual credit — your debit card, even with a credit card logo, is technically just cash. Unlike a bank or debit card, only a proper U.S. credit card offers these six short- and long-term advantages when used responsibly:

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Working In Ireland Just Got Moher Exciting!

Does the idea of living and working in Ireland set you into an immediate daydream? We know the feeling. But it doesn’t have to be a dream. You can intensify your resume and your work experience with an unforgettable opportunity working abroad in Ireland this year. Not only will you gain work experience, but you get… Read More

Travel Baby Steps

Unlike most other student bloggers, I have never traveled outside the country. A foreign trip for me is leaving New England, something I have only done three times. This is partially due the costly expense required, but also due to severe food allergies that may be difficult for people to fully understand in another country,… Read More

Need some extra dollars? File your US tax return!

The US Tax Season kicked off at the end of January which means you can now file your US tax return. While this might not sound like particularly good news, tax experts Sprintax assure us that it is. Why? Because most international students in the US who file their US tax return are entitled to… Read More

5 Ways to Fund Your Overseas Education

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Studying overseas is a great way to enhance your academic experience while increasing cultural awareness and tolerance. Studying abroad will help you develop a deeper understanding of the world, and will contribute to career marketability, as well as personal growth. Employers seek employees with good communication skills and cross-cultural competence—both of which are fostered through studying abroad. However, whether you are an international student studying in the United States or a US student studying abroad, studying in a country other than your own is expensive. The following are some ways to help you fund your overseas education. Read More

Taxation Matters To Consider For Students

Did you know that students have their own set of tax laws? In college, there are different tax rules that apply. Take a look at some of these unique tax laws for students: Native Students If you are a US resident, you will have a base tax of 14 percent on everything you make while… Read More

How I Saved Over $1500 on an iPhone + Plan

savemoneywithiphoneMost of us fall into one of two categories: those who desperately want a smartphone and those who have become dependent on the many wonderful features their smartphone has offered them. The bad news is that, while the wonders of smartphones are nearly undeniable, so is the high cost. Purchasing and maintaining a smartphone is not cheap! Fortunately, there are some ways to beat the system, and I managed to get myself a shiny new iPhone and unlimited talk, text, and data plan for a price that’s hard to believe! And I did it all without locking myself into a two-year contract, a.k.a. death trap. Read More

You Can Still Win $10,000 With SALT's Face The Red Sweepstakes!

Just a quick reminder that you can enter SALT’s Face The Red™ sweepstakes through the end of June for a chance to win $10,000 for school. Here are the details, via Sasha Laferte’s original post. *** Have you seen our movie, The Red? If not, check it out here. It’s pretty scary. SALT made this movie to bring attention to… Read More