Apply For Student Credit Cards

by Mack Bartlett

One of the best things that any student can do is to go out there and get a credit card. I think that many students fail to establish credit early and then by the time they are adults they have been spending only with a debit card and not able to buy a house or a car. I think that it is in your best interest to get a card going as soon as possible. If you are having issues then get a parent or an older sibling to cosign for you. This can be a great way to start off on a good note. If they are careful with their credit then they will teach you how to use the card correctly. Respect what they have done for you and use the card wisely.

Also you should open a checking and a savings account. This can help any credit company take a look at what you are doing with these accounts and how you spend money. This could be a great source to get a credit card from when the time comes. Also a lot of teens are offered store credit cards from clothing apparel chains like American Eagle, Buckle, Abercrombie, etc. These are also good ways to start establishing good credit. Now this could be scary for some of you because you spend money at places like these like a crazy person (this is specifically for the women). So I suggest you don’t spend anything on that card, which you can’t go without. Make sure that you have those funds in a checking account. Don’t start playing the game of making payments with a credit card and hoping money will fall from the sky.

Apply For Student Credit Cards Online

One of the easiest things you can do is get a credit card online at a valid banker. Be careful that some third parties are scams, but many are clean vendors for these major companies that allow for these big companies to spread their wealth on the Internet. Make sure that they are truly associated with a major credit company and then you could potentially find cheaper rates this way.

If you do apply for a credit card online, make sure to have an adult there the first time. This can be good because they will be able to help you know what to look for with a card. You can find cards without having to worry about annual fees, low APRs (not just initially) and unsecured cards that don’t require an initial deposit equaling your credit limit. Be smart with your choices and you will build a strong initial relationship with credit bureaus.

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