Our 8 Top Financial Tips for High School Grads

Get familiar with your credit card bills

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When applying for a credit card, look at the interest rate, annual fees and late fees — as well as the detailed terms of cash-back and reward points.

“Understand the billing cycle of credit cards,” says Becky House, Seattle-based education and communications director at American Financial Solutions. “At what point will you be charged interest on a purchase on the card? Avoid paying extra to borrow money from a credit card company.”

Explore some of the different types and terms available on this credit card search tool in our Solutions Center.

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