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Credit Cards 101

College life. Friends, books, late nights, pizza delivery... and credit card solicitors. Those solicitors are fast becoming a concern on college campuses. "A lot of credit card companies want to solicit in our post-office lobby," said Don Miller, director of student activities at the ELCA's Capital University, Columbus, Ohio.

"We've cut down on the number because we knew that it wasn't healthy for the students. A lot of students sign up to get the free T-shirt or water bottle — and think they'll never use the card. Then they get it in the mail, and it's convenient so they start to use it."


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