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College Student Credit Cards

What to Do With Your Student Credit Card When You Graduate

NerdWallet | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business

By Ben Luthi What happens to your student credit card when you graduate? Among the options are continuing to use it as long as you want, canceling th...

Do You Have to Be a Student to Get a Student Credit Card?

NerdWallet | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business

By Kevin Cash Student credit cards are meant to ease new borrowers into the world of credit, allowing them to use and pay off a simple card with a re...

College Students: When it Comes to Plastic, You Have Options

NerdWallet | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business

By Lindsay Konsko There's no doubt about it: College life means buying a lot of stuff. You might not have considered this before, but the type of pla...

3 Credit Card Benefits College Students Need

NerdWallet | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business

By Erin El Issa If you're a college student, you should build your credit score before you enter the "real world." This not only will help you borrow...

5 Questions on Applying for a Student Credit Card

NerdWallet | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business

By Kevin Cash For many young adults, the future benefits of establishing good credit may seem impossibly far away, just like turning 30 or attending ...

Student Credit Cards: Really for Students?

NerdWallet | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business

Credit history, like work experience, can seem impossible to get unless you already have some. How do you build a good track record if nobody will give you your first chance?

Money Lessons I Wished I Knew In My Early 20s

Kevin Yu | Posted 06.13.2015 | Money
Kevin Yu

I've had my fair share of mistakes when it comes to personal finance. Last week I wrote a post about how online poker changed how I view money. I was spending money like there was no tomorrow, splurging on unnecessary items, and didn't save a single penny of winnings.

Campus Debit Cards: Good for You or Your University?

Equal Justice Works | Posted 05.03.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

This is another area where Congress should step up to the plate. Students need to be protected from deceptive marketing. And debit card agreements between companies, colleges and universities should be subject to the same transparency requirements as campus credit cards.

The Best 3 Student Credit Cards

Eric Adamowsky | Posted 03.01.2014 | Money
Eric Adamowsky

Grades stop mattering a few years after college, but your credit history follows you for the rest of your life.

The Biggest Credit Mistake People Make (Plus 3 Tips)

Adam Levin | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Some credit mistakes aren't so obvious. What's worse, the biggest secret credit mistake -- the one most people don't even know they're making -- actually happens when people are trying to turn their credit score around and be more financially responsible.

The Best Credit Cards for 2013 Can Save Consumers Hundreds

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

We at Card Hub compared more than 1,000 credit card offers in order to determine which will save consumers the most money in 2013. What we discovered is that the right credit card can literally save you hundreds (or even more than $1,000) over the course of a year.

Banks Pay Up For Deceiving Students

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Two banks have agreed to pay penalties to settle charges by U.S. banking regulators alleging they engaged in unfair and ...

How to Keep Your Freshman's Finances in Check

Women & Co | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Before your child heads off to college this fall, it's important to sit down as a family to make sure you're all on the same page about living expenses and spending money while he or she is away.

Teach Your College Student to Use Credit Wisely

Women & Co | Posted 08.12.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Students take all kinds of things to college with them, but perhaps the most useful item -- and potentially the most financially dangerous -- could be a credit card.

The Best Credit Card Picks For Graduates

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money

College and high graduates bracing for the future might want to consider building their credit. Anyone planning to lease a car, rent a home or take...

3 Credit Card Marketing Phrases That Don't Mean Anything

Tim Chen | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

It's true: the credit card advertised will cover you in case of fraud. But it's not necessarily out of the goodness of the issuers' hearts.

5 College Credit Card Gimmicks

Tim Chen | Posted 10.25.2011 | College
Tim Chen

Some rewards cards will give extra points if you have good grades. Mind you, extra rewards are extra rewards, but the marketing is still a bit misleading.

Credit Cards in College: A Financial Stepping-Stone or Setback?

Uloop | Posted 06.06.2011 | College

Credit cards can help college students build credit and can be useful for covering unexpected expenses. But used unwisely, credit cards can lead to serious debt, and worse.

The Newly Financially Independent: Headed for Fiscal Meltdown?

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tim Chen

Young people face an ever-increasing number of obstacles as they find themselves learning the ropes of financial independence, while also being respon...

Not 21 yet? No more credit cards for you starting Feb. 22

Patrice Peyret | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patrice Peyret

My college-aged son had no idea, so you might not either: on February 22, 2010, you can't get a credit card if you're under 21 unless an adult co-sign...

The Credit Card Act of 2009: Five Ways It Will Affect You

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Thanks to the Credit Card Act of 2009, relief from credit card debt is on its way. Come February 22, 2010 there will be new consumer protections put in place. This legislation has something for everyone.

Changing Our Dependency on Credit Cards

Stephanie Neely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stephanie Neely

Now is the time to reduce our credit card addiction. While fees and high interest rates will continue to be a reality, there are steps an individual can take to prevent falling into the credit card trap.

Getting Rich and the Marshmallow

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

We have a financial system that has played to people's weaknesses. We have allowed people who are prone to instant gratification to have as much credit as they could get their hands on.

A Tale of Two Contracts

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Natelson

While "tangible inducements" to minors may now be a forbidden tactic in credit card marketing, military recruiters continue to ply students with key chains, hats, and t-shirts in pursuit of their goals.

Obama's Credit Card Dog Day Afternoon

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

In the current system, credit card companies do not provide an essential service anymore; it's more a societal stranglehold -- a gun to the head of the middle class.