Student credit cards on campus: Who's the biggest player?
If you're the parent of a student in college, you probably aren't worrying too much about getting your son or daughter a new credit card. You have plenty of other things to worry about. Those pictures your son posts on Facebook, in which you hope, but rather doubt, that it's grape soda in that wine [...]
4 Myths About Student Credit Cards - Busted
You're a student. Can you get a credit card? Do you need a co-signer? Do you need a job?
You're a parent. Will card companies target your child at college? As a co-signer, how liable are you? What exactly are the rules? How do they affect you?
These questions continue to puzzle students and parents even years [...]
CardRatings.com Poll: 36% of Consumers Have Student Loan Debt on Credit Cards
With the soaring cost of a college education, it's getting harder and harder for students to be completely debt free when they graduate. Many students do get loans through private or federal sources but some still use their credit cards to help them make ends meet.
Recently, CardRatings.com teamed up with Chef2Chef.net, a culinary community and [...]
Student , Debt, Polls
CardRatings.com Poll Finds Many Disagree with Law Restricting Credit to Students
A recent poll conducted by CardRatings.com found that a many consumers disapprove of the new law restricting credit for consumers under the age of 21. Of the 956 respondents, 313 poll takers -- or 33 percent -- felt the new law is unfair. One of the credit card industry's leading experts weighs in.
"Considering how polarizing the student [...]
Polls, Student , Legislation
Student Credit Cards 101: A Guide to Credit Cards
If you're a college student, you probably already have a credit card. If not, you may have plans to get one or more soon. So why should you read on?
- Because financial debt is one of the main reasons that many students end up dropping out of college.
- Because your college years can be some [...]
High School Students and Credit Cards - A Recipe for Disaster?
Ahhh, school days. Reading, writing, and rooting for your school football team. Hanging out at the mall and surfing the web. Ok, so things have changed a little since you were in school. The current generation of teenagers now has more purchasing power than ever, and companies are spending millions of dollars to get your [...]