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Housewife getting a credit card of her own?

Folks:
 
Here's the situation. My wife is a housewife. She's an AU on my credit cards, and her scores (being an AU on said cards) are: Transunion: 730, Equifax: 733, Experian: 747.
 
As said, she's AU on all my cards - but doesn't have any of her own. Considering the rules about to be implemented for AUs, I would like for her to get a card of her own. We already have an AMEX Gold, and I would like for her to get, say, an AMEX Blue - does anyone have any experience with a situation like this? Would it be OK if she applied as primary account holder, and as "source of income" specified "Spouse/Domestic partner" ?
 
Thanks for any tips/guidance
 
Mike
 
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I don't think so. My wife seems to be able to get a credit card any time she wants. This, despite the fact she has horrific credit and no income. If your wife is responsible with credit then there shouldn't be a problem. If she's like mine, God help you. As far as what to list for her source of income I'd say with scores like that they won't much care.
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Nfzgrld wrote:
I don't think so. My wife seems to be able to get a credit card any time she wants. This, despite the fact she has horrific credit and no income. If your wife is responsible with credit then there shouldn't be a problem. If she's like mine, God help you. As far as what to list for her source of income I'd say with scores like that they won't much care.




I agree 100%. My DW managed to rack up almost 20K of CC debt. She seems to be able to get all the credit she wants.
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I am in the process of making my wife a co-owner of all our cards.  Gives her real credit, and if I get run over by a bus she has that credit availble.
 
And I trust her, and everything else is in joint names
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Wife applied for an AMEX Blue w/ cashback, got approved online with a 2,000 credit limit. Thanks to everybody who provided feedback ! :smileyhappy:
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:smileywink:  For all who may be interested, many applications ask for household income, and are non-specific as to whose income it is.  The only creditor that wanted specifics when I was applying was BOA.  They asked for my personal income as well as the household income.  But they were the only ones.
 
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