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How to build credit for teen son?
I have a credit card that I can add an authorized user. My question is, if I add my teenaged son as an authorized user on my account, will it help him establish credit? Or will it just help my credit?

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Adding your son as an authorized user will help him build credit, but, as always, there are a few other factors to consider. You can read more about this topic here: https://www.creditkarma.com/article/how-being-an-authorized-user-affects-credit

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Thank you CreditKarmaKayleigh, that was very helpful and will take more time to really think it over and hope to make the right decision!

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