For many students, the beginning of your college career is also the beginning of your transition to adulthood. You will likely have more freedom — and responsibility — than you have ever had before. One of the most important aspects to being an adult is planning ahead and living with intention, especially when it comes to your finances and building credit. As a credit coach, I’ve assembled the top five tips to help you start to build healthy credit and begin your life as a responsible adult.
Jeanne Kelly is a nationally recognized authority on credit, the founder of The Kelly Group and the author of The 90-Day Credit Challenge.
She has appeared on The Today Show, and blogs for Huffington Post & Poughkeepsie Journal.