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Student Credit Card Reviews

What are the best Student Credit Cards? Obtaining a credit card while in college provides a number of benefits to those entering the adult world. Whether you need to learn how to budget money, need a convenient way to pay bills, or start building a solid credit history, student credit cards are a great way to do all that and more.

The Best Student Credit Cards

Student credit cards typically have low spending limits, but building that credit history starts immediately. And a good credit history is important later for getting car loans and eventually a mortgage. A student credit card can also be a lifesaver if a financial or personal emergency comes up when you're otherwise short on cash. And let's not forget the convenience of using a student credit card versus always searching for an ATM machine when you're low on time.

When looking for a student credit card, there are a number of factors you should consider. Some of these include:

  • Annual fees. Many student credit card companies charge no annual fees for those in school. However it's imperative to read the fine print and understand what charges you may or may not incur.
  • Interest rates. Credit cards are a great way to build credit but there's a cost associated with borrowing money. Consider what the annual APR is with any credit card you consider before applying. If you plan paying off your credit card every month, then the interest rate isn't a factor but should something come up it's good to know what the charges will be.
  • Penalties. Credit card companies make money when your payment is late or when you go over the credit limit. Understand what penalties exist with any credit card you're considering.

The Best Student Credit Cards

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best student credit cards available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right student credit card and begin building your credit history today!

 

Should I Pay Off My Student Loans Early

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Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:42:00 GMT



Financial advice: Expert shares tips on stocks, student loans, more

Retirement, savings accounts, credit scores - are you in good financial shape TODAY financial editor Jean Chatzky stops by TODAY to share smart advice on student loans, canceling credit cards and tal...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:50:00 GMT



Police: Couple used stolen credit cards to make $10K in purchases

Police say the man and woman stole two credit cards from a woman's wallet at Capital ... 5 Farmingdale High School students face gang assault charges 5 Farmingdale High School students face ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:21:00 GMT



State auditor reprimands Shakopee school board, recommends policy changes after superintendent credit card scandal

The report found the board didn't make Thompson follow its own written rules for school-issued credit cards - no personal purchases allowed ... which is "supporting student learning," Redmond said. Bu...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:06:00 GMT



Courting Millennials: Helping 20-somethings with the dollar and credit sense

... manager of card partnership at TD Bank Retail Card Services. "They are a little less mature in their development of credit than previous generations, maybe because of the high amounts of their stu...

Published:  Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:24:00 GMT



What's the Average U.S. Credit Card Debt by Income and Age in 2019

That differs with fixed-payment debt models like mortgages, student loans and auto loans, where the loan is fixed and every monthly payment is pre-set. In short, there can be surprises with the monthl...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:19:00 GMT



10 Years After the Credit CARD Act, 8 in 10 Americans Still Want More to be Done

Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free ...

Published:  Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:44:00 GMT



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