Open financial accounts
“You may want to apply for a credit card. This will allow you to establish credit history that will be necessary down the line when trying to rent an apartment or buy a car,” says Anthony LaBrake, a certified financial planner and client adviser with Adam Financial Associates Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida.
If you don’t have a job, you may not qualify for a credit card on your own. Some alternatives — which will allow you to demonstrate your creditworthiness — are to get a secured card, or to have your parents co-sign for a card or add you as an authorized user on one of their existing cards. For more details on how that works, check out this post.