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Personal Finance Tips and the Importance of a Credit History for New Students in the US

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Personal Finance Tips and the Importance of a Credit History for New Students in the US

On Aug 5 Friday - Webinar 9:00 PM IST

Kalpesh Kapadia, CEO of SelfScore, shares his financial wisdom to set new international students up for success. Topics to be discussed include:

How to create a budget

The long-term value of building credit

What to do before you arrive in the U.S.

The key to a positive credit history

About SelfScore

SelfScore provides fair credit to international students in the U.S., no Social Security number or security deposit required to apply. Our credit card offers students on F1, J1, and M1 visas equal access to build a credit history in the United States. Additionally, we publish educational resources (including videos, interviews, and researched articles) that enrich their journey in the U.S.

Visit selfscore.com for more information.

Ask your question by sending us an email on help@reachivy.com. Top 3 questions will be picked and asked during the event.

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About the speaker

KalpeshKalpesh Kapadia’s career spans 20+ years in the US and Asia, primarily in technology and finance. Prior to co-founding SelfScore he was one of the foremost analyst/investors in Wall Street’s tech sector. In 2004 he was ranked the #1 analyst in the US across all sectors by the venerable Wall Street Journal. In 2005 he founded Equanum Capital and successfully managed it through 2012. In ’07 and ’09, Equanum Funds were one of the best managed global equity funds in Barrons.com and Asiahedge rankings. He earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University where he is an active member of its Bay Area Alumni community and a proud member of W.L. Mellon Society. He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from New Jersey Institute of Technology. His personal and charitable interests focus on empowerment and upliftment through higher education. Kalpesh is a member/supporter of organizations such as Cato InstituteSanta Fe InstituteFoundation for Excellence and American Himalayan Foundation. He is also a member of Bay Area chapters of Commonwealth Club and the Churchill Club. He came to the US over 20 years ago as a young student and struggled to establish his credit profile. Through SelfScore, he plans to ease the challenges for this deserving but underserved population.

TOPIC FOR THE PANEL
  • How to create a budget
  • The long-term value of building credit
  • What to do before you arrive in the U.S.
  • The key to a positive credit history.
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