Lack of a credit history can make it hard to get a credit card. Here you’ll learn ways to build a good credit history that will open the credit door.

Life without credit can be difficult. These days your credit is checked by potential employers, landlords, even the phone company. In this chapter, we’ll show how to get your first credit card, why credit cards for students aren’t all bad — and which are the best for their needs, and how to repair your damaged credit by using other types of credit carefully.

What you can expect to learn from this chapter:

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