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Can you build credit if your guardian adds your name to their credit card?

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2011-09-12 14:23:44
2011-09-12 14:23:44

Probably not because the credit would still be in your name. The guardian would only be able to use the card, but wouldn't be responsible for the charges. The only way to build credit is if the CREDIT, ie the responsibility is in their name.

AnswerIf you are referring to being an authorized user of an account, it would not help you to establish a personal credit history. If you mean becoming a joint account holder with the other person then you would be able to establish your own credit history. Keep in mind, as a joint account holder you could be responsible for the entire debt if the other person does not pay their share,(and vice-versa).
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