Did you know that there are Pros and Cons to being an authorized user on a family member or friends credit card accounts. Most consumers look at being an authorized user as an easy way to benefit from someone else’s positive credit history. Many times this is the case, but it is also important that consumers know that if this consumer has financial issues and cannot pay, frequently maintain high balances or exceed credit card limits this can have a negative effect on your credit. Be very conscious of who you decide to share an account with, ensure that they make on-time payments and maintain low balances. This will help you to maintain a strong credit profile.


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