Hi, I'm about 20 years old and I wanted to start building up my credit. I want suggestions for a low interest rate card for a student who will only be able to make a $20 payment.

Answered on October 16, 2018
Updated on October 16, 2018
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If you have a stable income that exceeds your expenses and have a valid social security number, you can qualify for a student credit card. Student cards are created to help students start building their credit history. They often come without application and annual fees. As for the monthly fees, they will depend on your card balance and the interest rates. You can avoid interest payments, though, by paying off your credit card balance in full each month. All your credit card payment activity will be reported to the major credit bureaus, which is important when you build credit. Try to make at least minimum monthly payments on time and keep your debt low to build good credit.
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No, you won't need a co-signer to apply for a student credit card or Amex Everyday. In fact, there are not many issuers that would allow co-signers. That is actually great as cosigning is a complicated thing. Having your own credit card from the beginning is a great way to learn finances, responsibility, and to start building credit. You may qualify for a student credit card as long as you are at least 18 years old, have SSN, U.S. citizen/resident, and have verifiable income. To qualify for the Amex Every Day card, you should have at least good credit history. If you already have some...
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Starting credit history from the very beginning is always better than improving it and credit card issuers are not too captious.Look into credit cards for those with limited/no credit history: these cards are created for newbies. The cards have quite high APRs and fees. However it is possible to find a card with 0 intro APRs or without annual fee. Also some cards offer bonus programs: you can earn points or cash back on purchases you make.If your son wants a bonus credit card, Wells Fargo Cash Back College Card is not the best option as it has no bonus.

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