How To Pick Credit Cards For Students? - Limited/Bad/Fair Credit Questions


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How To Pick Credit Cards For Students?

Answered on | Updated on June 7th, 2010
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People choose to have credit cards for various reasons. Irrespective of their needs, there are often numerous credit card applications they send out. It is however detrimental to your credit scores if they find you shopping for credit all the time. When opting for a credit card, make sure you read all the terms and conditions and are well aware of what you are signing up for.

There are many students who find that student credit card applications are easily accepted on campus. While having a credit card at that young age can seem like a real plus point, it may not be ideal if you have to deal with a lot of payments on it and cannot afford it. Banks rope in student credit card owners knowing that parents will pay the bills if the student gets in trouble. If you want to start young and establish a good credit history then you can opt for a prepaid student card. A student credit card will be helpful if you want to learn to manage your finances at an early age.

In case you end up with a bad credit history and have no one to bail you out you will find that getting anything else sanctioned will be difficult such as a student loan. There are ways to work things out still. If you can find a trusted someone to co-sign a loan you will be able to sort out the mess. A student credit card can be exhilarating at the beginning. Getting a free rein on money will be good but you must be careful to use this power with care.

There are some deals available on student credit cards, if they can get some sort of installment payment plan with no annual fee and allow APR they can manage their accounts better. Rather than having to deal with extremely high rates of interest and a high annual fee, you can opt for a card that is lower on the expenses. This way you will be able to get some great deals on your cards with no worries about over spending. Also maintain a low credit limit that is easier to manage, that will make it better to manage your funds. Specific cards designed for student use will have some great deals on your favorite brands and merchandise as well. Getting one is mostly easy!

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