Beginning this week, it became much harder for college students to obtain a credit card.
Many college kids who aren’t 21 yet must get a cosigner to obtain a student credit card. Frankly, I think that’s a good thing.
A far better alternative to that first credit card in college is a debit card, which you can use just about anywhere a credit card is accepted. It’s harder to get into serious trouble with a debit card linked to a student checking account.
As you’ll see from the blog post that I wrote for CBSMoneyWatch, student debit cards can be much better for parents too. To find out why check out: