Credit Cards 101 for College-Bound Students

This mom is about to send her son off to college. Yet she's hoping to give him a crash course in credit cards before he leaves. Columnist Eva Norlyk Smith helps her develop a lesson plan

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Should You Get Your Child a Prepaid Card?

Loading your kids' spending money on a prepaid card can be a great way to keep an eye on their spending — and to help them develop good habits when it comes to using plastic

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Parents: ‘We’ll Pay for School, Not Card Debt’

Many parents are willing to help their children out financially, a recent survey has found. But there are limits. When it comes to helping their kids out of credit card debt, the message from parents seems to be, “You're on your own.”

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6 Credit Commandments for Students

If you're still in college, keeping a credit card in your wallet can offer important advantages. It's not only a fast and convenient way to pay. It will also help you build your credit history and develop a great credit score for the long-term.

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8 Student Credit Card Do’s and Dont’s

Considering a student credit card? There are many reasons to be cautious — particularly when you're on a limited income. However, once you graduate, it will be much harder to get accepted for your first card, say experts, so it's a good idea to start with one now.

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