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When my son got his drivers license, I made him an authorized user on one of my credit cards. We used one that I didn't really use that much (rewards were not that great but it was one of my oldest accounts). We had agreed on specifics when and how he could use it. I had the account set to notify me when a charge over $5 was made. I had no problems with him or the card. When he was acepted into college he got a Discover card with a low limit I think $500. He used that for his personal charges and kept mine for an emergency. When we was accepted into Pharmacy School he used mine to for agreeded school and living charges. I used the CC charges to track his college expenses which wourked out very well.

He graduated in June and is working as a Pharmist, he applied and got his own charge card. I am no longer fotting his expenses
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