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The College Grad’s Ultimate Guide To Credit, presented by FICO

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

 |  Free

Graduating from college is an anxiety-inducing time under normal circumstances, and when you add in the unprecedented circumstances of the past few years, it can become even more overwhelming. But learning to lean into your newfound independence and demystifying important money concepts can lead to a lot of exciting growth — financial and otherwise. This free event in partnership with FICO will give graduates of all types the tools they need to navigate the often-intimidating world of credit. If you’re looking to have a healthy relationship with credit — from leveraging credit cards to your advantage (without falling prey to their danger), to building a solid score no matter where you’re starting, to establishing lasting positive credit habits, this is the workshop for you.

What Your Ticket Gets You:

  • Access to the full event (including a recording watchable at your convenience)
  • Participation in the live Q&A with Lauren and Joanne
  • A downloadable worksheet that outlines ways to establish lasting positive credit habits
  • Access to early-bird pricing and discounts for upcoming events


This virtual event will take place from 6:30pm – 8:00pm (EDT). Please make note of your time zone.

And, in case you can’t make it, a recording of the workshop will be sent to ticket holders after the event and remain available until August 15th!

Meet Your Instructor

About Lauren Ver Hage:

Lauren is the cofounder of The Financial Diet, and serves as its in-house graphic designer and art director. Since 2015, she’s cherished the opportunity that TFD has given her to create work that informs, educates, and delights our followers across video, social media, and print. Lauren is also the illustrator and designer behind Statement Cards. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, reading science fiction, and generally obsessing over her dog, Luna.

Meet Your Instructor

About Joanne Gaskin, Vice President, Scores and Analytics, FICO:

Joanne Gaskin is Vice President, Scores and Analytics at FICO. She is responsible for the strategic direction of FICO’s scoring products and business partnerships serving the needs of the mortgage industry. Gaskin has more than 20 years’ experience in the support of banking and financial services. She led efforts to address some of the most important topics impacting the mortgage market today: financial inclusion through the use of alternative data, regulatory compliance, credit-risk management, and fair lending. She is a graduate of the Mortgage School of Banking, earning the accredited mortgage professional designation.

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About FICO:

Founded in 1956, FICO is a data analytics company focused on credit scoring services. Its FICO Score, a measure of consumer credit risk, has become a fixture of consumer lending in the United States and is used by 90% of the top lenders in the country today.