Teaching Your Kids About Credit Cards

Reporter: Geoff Williams

Publication: Card Ratings


Deadline: Apr 11, 2017 2:00 pm

I’m writing an article about children and managing money, and I’m hoping to hear from some financial experts who can weigh in on what advice they would give a parent who is helping their teen or early twenty-something son or daughter find a credit card. Would you recommend them co-signing for the card? What age do you think someone should get their first credit card? What wisdom would you recommend a parent impart to a first-time credit card user? That’s the sort of thing I’m hoping to hear from experts on. Or if anyone has any anecdotes about how your parents did or didn’t teach you about how to use a credit card, that would be great, too.

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