Stilt Blog - Financial Services for International Students and Immigrants

More than 191 million Americans own a credit card. Credit cards are an option considered by many when it comes to saving money or building credit history. Still, before creating your card, you may not know exactly what this card is and how it works. So, how do credit cards work? Read on to find […]

Becoming a permanent resident is exciting for many people who aspire to live in the United States. After going through a long process for obtaining a green card, the last thing you’d want is not being able to return after you’ve been in another country for a while. If you find yourself in this situation, […]

Almost all immigrants and non-immigrants who come to the United States need to send money back home. This is especially important for first-generation immigrants. If you want to send money to Colombia from the United States, then there are multiple options. Before that, there are certain things you need to take care of. In this […]

Have you heard of the Family Unity Program? If you are a family member of a U.S. citizen or U.S. lawful permanent resident, you may be eligible for Family Unity Benefits and can use Form I-817 to apply.  Here are instructions on how to go about completing the Form I-817 and applying for your Family […]

A check is a highly important document used for paying fees of various USCIS fees. These are an inexpensive and easy way to move money around and get things done. Filling out a check for the very first time can be nervy, even challenging for some. In this article, we’ll explain how to fill out […]

By 2017, over 107 million Americans had a car loan. Car loans can be very useful for people who need a new vehicle, yet their income doesn’t allow them to get one on spot. Before you decide to get your own car loan, it’s best to know what to expect from one. This is why […]

Studying overseas in pursuit of your bachelor’s or master’s degree is always exciting. While there are many streams to choose from, STEM stands out from the rest. You might have already heard about it and are confused as to what it actually means. Many international students have trouble deciphering the term (which is actually an […]

If you are coming from outside the United States, you already know at this point that without a well-set visa, you won’t be permitted to stay or even enter the country. If this isn’t your first time coming into the United States, the chances are that you already know where you need to go and […]

On June 25, 2020, President Trump announced a second round of stimulus checks will be coming to aid the struggling American economy. Even though the U.S. unemployment rate is declining, many families still find themselves in a financial crisis, unable to pay rent and cover basic necessities.  President Trump promised the second round of stimulus […]

KEY FINDINGS 4.5% more H1B visas have been awarded during the Trump presidency The Trump admin has awarded 41% more H4 visas per year on average A record 353,279 J1 visas were awarded in 2019, up 4% from 2016 F1 visas are down 30% under the Trump admin In just a couple of weeks, U.S. […]