Debit Cards Doubling as Student IDs: A Trap?

In addition to an education, a dorm room and a meal plan, your school might try to sell you a prepaid or debit card that, in some cases, doubles as a student ID. Here’s what to know before signing up

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Prepaid cards for teens: Good move or rip-off?

Prepaid card issuers are targeting teens. The latest? A prepaid card endorsed by Justin Bieber. But are these cards really the best option for teaching teens about money?

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Student Rewards Credit Cards: the Pros and Cons

While they may have limited credit histories, that has not stopped card issuers from tapping college students with rewards cards. Here are some pros and cons to keep in mind

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Paying for College with Credit Can Backfire

If you're struggling to make tuition payments, reaching for your credit card can be tempting. Yet many students who do so end up dropping out to deal with debt, according to a recent Demos survey

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Rebate Credit Cards Can Boost College Savings

College savings can be hard to fit into the family budget. Yet parents can find some help from a surprising source — credit cards. Here are some cards that let you contribute cash-back rewards directly to education costs

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