What college students need to know about credit cards
The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (known as the Credit CARD Act) placed limits on the ability of those under 21 to get a credit card. It also set strict limits on card companies' ability to market to college students. However, whether they get a credit card now or later, it's a good idea for young adults to learn good credit habits early. The Minnesota Society of CPAs recommends these tips for avoiding credit pitfalls.
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