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Tips and advice to help you build a good credit score and manage your finances.


10 Holiday Gifts Under $30 You Can Get With Amazon Prime

The holidays are underway! To make the joy of gifting and spreading joy and cheer this season easier, we’ve curated a list of 10 items, all under $30, available on Amazon, and eligible for Amazon Prime. If you…

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Startup Raises $12 Million To Help Students And Immigrants Get A Credit Card

Credit cards may be popular, but for millions of people living in the United States they are unattainable. One Menlo Park-based startup is working on changing that. Deserve, formerly known as SelfScore, has recently unveiled a new card…

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6 Free Apps You’ll Need in College

Your smartphone doesn’t always have to be a distraction away from school. When used properly and at the right time, your phone can help you a lot inside and outside of the classroom. Instead of carrying stacks of…

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SelfScore Rebrands as Deserve, Offers New Cards to Underserved

If you lack a credit history, getting a credit card or loan can be next to impossible. But one credit card issuer is aiming to change that. The issuer formerly known as SelfScore has rebranded under the name Deserve and launched new…

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Deserve raises $12 million for a credit card targeting college students

Most young adults don’t have credit cards these days.  Many of them are concerned about accruing debt. Others are finding it difficult to build credit. A handful of startups are now focused on building alternatives. One of these…

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Basing credit decisions on the future, not the past

Being an immigrant, Kalpesh Kapadia understood what it was like to come into the U.S. with no access to credit and no financial history in this country.

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Credit card aimed at thin-file consumers rebrands, raises $12M

A Silicon Valley startup offering credit cards to young adults with scant borrowing records has raised $12 million in equity funding.

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Deserve® Edu Mastercard for Students: A Great Option for Students

The Deserve Edu credit card is an excellent option for student who lacks a social security number (SSN). The card can help this group of people get a first credit card, and foot in the door of credit…

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Deserve Looks Beyond Credit Scores to Approve Students and Young Professionals with Limited Credit Profiles

Access to credit can be difficult for the more than 1 million international students enrolled in American colleges each year. Despite many students entering the states with no definable credit statistics, the demand for accessible revolving limits grows…

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Deserve Cards Use Nontraditional Credit Scoring

If you’re a student or young professional without much credit history, you may have an easier time now qualifying for a no annual fee rewards card with affordable terms. Deserve credit cards, like the Petal credit card, all…

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