What type of credit card is the best one for a college student who doesn’t yet have any credit history? I’d like to find a card that earns rewards or has some other benefits.
Answered on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 by
Amy Miller

If you’re getting your first-ever credit card, you’ll want to look for a card that’s designed for folks with limited credit, or no credit. It can take a little while to build a credit rating, but the good news is that it isn’t hard to do. Getting a credit card is the first step. If you can find one that also earns rewards, even better. And don’t worry – there are plenty such cards out there. Look for a card with “student rewards” in the name. A store card can be another good choice. Something like a QVC card, to use for shopping through the home shopping network that also has a website, may have limited use, but will help you establish a credit history. Retail cards have their pros and cons, but many people like them and they can be useful for building your credit score and saving on purchases through a specific retailer.

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