What Is A Good Credit Card For My College Goer? - Limited/Bad/Fair Credit Questions


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What Is A Good Credit Card For My College Goer?

Answered on | Updated on August 8th, 2010
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Today there is a huge problem parents are facing. One is a question of giving their children credit cards and an option to have sources to pay off what they might owe. Secondly parents try to work things out so that their child has some extra spending power. With many agencies making it easy for kids to sign up for credit cards, many teens are ending up with debt issues that parents have to later bail them out of. Especially as first time card users they may often be unconcerned about interest rates and payments involved.

If you are looking at a card that they can spend responsibly with you can opt for a prepaid credit card for your child. With such a card you can be sure they will spend well within the limits. If you have a prepaid credit card for your son or daughter, you can make sure that they will spend only the amount that is deposited and not above that. That way they are learning to be responsible spenders and also to have a value for money early on. They are getting a chance to spend what they want on things they need while they also have to stay within a limit. A prepaid card takes care of these details and makes sure a person has ample money to spend while also being able to do so in a regulated manner.

What other options parents have is a card on which they are co-signor and can have under their eye at all times. That way you get to see a monthly statement and also can keep tabs on the spending limit which can be raised or decreased as required. The thing about these cards is that you need to also be careful about the payments.

If you find that too much of an amount has been spent or you are unable to meet with payments you will find that it is difficult to cope with it. Also since the card has been in your name and your child’s name you will end up with the bad remarks on your account as well. Your credit history and scores will also be affected along with your child’s and it will lead to numerous complications on your records. When these scores are affected it creates many issues with being eligible for additional loans should you need so.

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