Stilt Blog - Financial Services for International Students and Immigrants

You pay the same bills, use and pay off the same credit cards, and have the same number of loans every month. And yet, your credit score changes from month to month. You might be asking yourself: “Why did my credit score go down when nothing changed?” A small variation in your credit score should […]

People who are in the exception category for the travel ban or fall under NIE can apply for a U.S. visa, and they can also travel to the United States if necessary. But in order to do so, you have to book an emergency appointment first, and email the Consulate and get your NIE in […]

Paying credit card bills is something you’ll have to deal with if you own a credit card and use it. For many people who just got their card, though, it may be very difficult to do so. How to pay a credit card bill? If you’re asking this question, then you can rest assured that […]

One of the vital signs of your financial stability is your credit score. It immediately shows lenders how responsibly you utilize credit. The higher your credit score, the easier it is to get additional loans or lines of credit. A higher credit score might give you the lowest accessible interest rate when you apply for […]

Buying a car from a private seller is quite different compared to buying a car from a dealer. It comes with a lot of uncertainty and you may find it hard to trust this deal, but you can’t help feeling attracted to the lack of taxes and better price. How to buy a car from […]

You have completed your Bachelor’s degree. You have good grades and amazing research skills. You know what your area of specialization will be. You know you want to continue studying and want to get a PhD. Now you want to know: Can you get a PhD. without a Master’s? Can You Get a PhD Without […]

Many immigrants show a willingness to work in the United States as they require a manageable amount of money to get by and usually have a family to help them. However, if you are applying for a visa or a green card, you can not start working until your application is accepted, which may take […]

At this point, you are no stranger to taxes. Regardless of who you are, you have to pay taxes of some sort. However, it depends a lot on the state in which you live. In some states, the property tax might be higher, while in others it’s quite low. With that in mind, who needs […]

Every year, you need to file your tax returns with the IRS. The IRS takes the deadline to file and pay tax seriously, and it should be marked clearly on your calendar. As part of your tax return, you have to file your W2 form. This is a form issued by your employer. It contains […]

In social situations, having your credit card declined can be highly inconvenient and awkward. But it may also be worrying if you do not know why your card was declined. Your credit card might have been declined for a variety of reasons, ranging from a simple technical glitch to more significant errors such as potential […]