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I am a student and do not have credit at all. Do you think I will qualify for the Blue card from American Express?

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To apply for the Blue card from American Express you need to have a good or excellent credit score. This means you need a credit score of at least 700. Although, some applicants have been approved with a credit score as low as 650. If you are a student, you can choose a credit card […] Continue reading

I would like my son to start building a credit history. The problem is that he is a full-time student and does not have a job. But he has a bank account. What are his options?

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Your son can apply for the student credit card. Credit activity will be reported to the major credit bureaus, so your son will be able to build his credit history.
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Why do people keep telling me I need to have a credit history in order to get a credit card? I can’t establish creditworthiness until someone issues me a credit card; how am I supposed to get my first card, in that case?

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It can feel like a real Catch-22 when you are trying to get your first credit card. It’s true that some card issuers will turn down your application if you have no credit history. A credit card like the Edward Jones card, which offers travel perks for elite customers, probably isn’t going to be… Continue reading

If I get the student debit card from Community First union, will I be able to build my credit history?

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No. Debit cards as well as prepaid cards won’t allow you to build credit history. Continue reading

What is the best type of credit card to apply for if I’ve never had a credit card before?

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Your first credit card is a big step, and an important one. Having a credit card means beginning to build a credit history and a credit score, which will be vital in the future, as you apply for loans and mortgages, job and apartments, and of course additional credit cards. Continue reading

I just turned 18 this year and want to start building credit how do I do this?

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There are several options for you. The first one, and probably the easiest one, is to become an authorized user on your parents’ credit card. As an authorized user you will be issued a separate card. Continue reading

I’m a student and want to apply for GameStop credit card. It will be my first credit card do you think it is a good credit card to start with?

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This credit card is good for people with established credit because it comes with very high interest rate. Also, you won’t be able to use this card outside GameStop locations. Continue reading

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