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I am trying to decide on my first credit card. I am not a student but I want to start establishing some credit. What’s more beneficial: a card with no annual fee for the first year and a low one after that or should I focus on one that offers some rewards but with a higher annual fee?
Answered on Jan 27, 2012
Updated on Aug 13, 2014
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If you do not have credit reports with any credit bureau, you should apply for a secured credit card. You will need to put down a security deposit to get a secured card. A minimum security deposit is usually around $200. Secured cards have an annual fee and may have low APRs. Secured cards are reported to credit bureaus and you will be able to establish your credit.
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