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When Did You Get Your First Credit Card?

The story about Bank of America approving a 6-year-old for a $600 credit card is beyond ridiculous and demonstrates just how easy it is to get one. With no income and a birth date in 2002, the bank apparently thought this little boy was capable of handling credit!

While this boy started receiving credit card applications at a very tender age, credit card companies generally start their bombardment during college and continue the steady stream of junk mail until you insist they stop. When did you receive your first shiny new card?


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