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I have no credit and I need to pay for my college which comes up to about $2,000. I was wondering if there is a credit card out there that will have this limit for me?

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The credit limit on the card is always determined by the credit card issuer, who will base the decision on your creditworthiness. Credit lines usually start at $200. Continue reading

Does a cash advance include ATM withdrawals? I’m only 18 and entering college in the fall with no credit history because I’ve never bought anything on credit before. Is this Discover student card usually approved for someone in my situation?

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You can apply for the Discover it® Student Cash Back credit card. But to get approved for it, you will need to provide proof of income and you should be a student so you should wait to apply for this card until the fall when you are enrolled in college. Continue reading

I am 17 years old and want to open a credit card to build my credit. I have heard that most companies won’t let me open any accounts because I am under 18. Is that true? If so, how can I start working on my credit before I turn 18? Do you know what credit card I can apply for to build my credit history? Thanks in advance.

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You cannot apply for a credit card if you are under 18 years of age. Also, you will need your own income to get approved for a credit card. If you think you are ready for a credit card, you can ask your parents to make you an authorized user on their card. This is […] Continue reading

I’m a single mother and not working at the moment. I’m trying to go back to school and I do have a monthly income from my daughter’s father. Can I get a student credit card and how do I pick one because I’ve never had one before?

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Once you return to school you can consider applying for the Discover it® Student Cash Back credit card. This card is good for students with no credit history. It will report your credit performance to major credit bureaus. However, to be eligible for any credit card you should be at least 18 years old… Continue reading

Do I need a checking account to be approved for a student credit card with fair credit?

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It depends on the credit card you choose. Usually there is no checking account requirement for student credit cards. For example, consider the credit card. It does not require you to have a checking account and there is no annual fee. Continue reading

I am a grad student with no job, no bank account and serious bad credit. What are the odds of me getting a secured credit card just for travel?  Any recommendations? Is it hopeless?

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A secured credit card is a good option for you. You will need to deposit around $200 to get the card and this amount will be equal to your credit limit. Another option is applying for a student credit card. Continue reading

I’ve got two questions: are there any unsecured credit cards for high school students? And are there any unsecured gas credit cards for people with bad credit?

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Yes, there are unsecured credit cards for students. You can see them on the student credit cards page. You will likely not be approved for a gas credit card if you have bad credit. To qualify for a gas credit card your credit score should have at least an average credit score. Continue reading

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