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Articles About credit card debt
July 01, 2015
10 Things Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know
The credit card industry is incredibly powerful. Cardholders and non-cardholders alike ought to know know just how powerful.
June 27, 2015
4 Purchases You Should Not Charge on Your Credit Card
In some cases, using plastic instead of cash could spell trouble.
June 06, 2015
5 Foolish Credit Card Mistakes People Make While on Vacation
Credit cards pose risks for vacationers. The biggest danger is overspending, a trap that 60% of people fall into.
June 04, 2015
3 Ways to Make Money in the Face of Rising Interest Rates
When the U.S. central bank makes changes to its interest rates, it has a trickle-down affect on most people. Here's how to make sure you're at an advantage.
May 22, 2015
Are Rewards Credit Cards Really Worth It?
If you listen to the ads, you can start to feel like an idiot for not having a rewards credit card.
May 09, 2015
America’s Problem With Using Credit Cards
Credit cards have their benefits; but are they responsible for America's overspending problem?
April 23, 2015
5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Without a Credit Card
For those who opt to live without credit cards, there are other options for building a healthy credit report.
April 09, 2015
Most College Students Have No Idea How to Manage Their Money
College students are earning a failing grade in basic money management, a new survey by HigherOne and EverFi has found.
April 01, 2015
How to Plan Your Escape From Debt
With the right plan in place you can keep your debt under control and even wipe it out for good.
March 29, 2015
10 States With the Highest Credit Card Debt
Cardholders in these 10 states have the highest average credit card balances in the U.S.
March 21, 2015
5 Ways to Slay Zombie Debt
A collector might be trying to resurrect your old debt from the grave. Here's how to fight back.
March 07, 2015
4 Ways to Find the Path Leading Out of Debt
If you are buried under a mountain of debt it can be difficult to find the path that leads you out of trouble.
February 07, 2015
Are Americans Finally Getting Their Finances in Order?
A recent survey shows a marked improvement in Americans' overall personal finances when compared to last year. How are you doing financially these days?
January 22, 2015
5 Signs You Have Too Much Debt
It can be hard to put a number on how much debt is too much.
January 14, 2015
3 Signs You’re a Financial Slacker
Don't let bad habits destroy your finances.
January 03, 2015
5 Money Resolutions You Can Actually Keep in 2015
People who made financial resolutions at the start of 2014 are more likely to report optimism about their current financial position.
December 27, 2014
10 States Where Shoppers Picked Up the Most Credit Card Debt
Do you go a little charge-crazy during the holidays?
November 09, 2014
5 Tips for Getting Out of Debt Quicker
At some point in your life, chances are you’re going to be in debt—think credit card bills, car payments, student loans, and a seemingly endless list of other monthly bills.
November 07, 2014
5 Investment Mistakes People Make in Their 20s
These poor financial decisions can have a significant impact on the quality of your life, and require sacrifices down the road.
May 22, 2014
In Debt? Here’s How to Deal With Creditors
Here are some tips on how you can handle creditors.
May 21, 2014
Would You Ask Your Parents for Financial Advice?
The most underutilized financial advice may be found at home.
April 25, 2014
Embarrassed About Your Credit Card Debt? You’re Not Alone
More people would rather be asked how much they weigh than how much credit card debt they have.
March 24, 2014
Should You Save Money or Pay Down Debt?
With the average U.S. household credit card debt standing at $15,252, many Americans are in a predicament. How do you prioritize paying down debt?
March 11, 2014
Are Americans Still Addicted to Credit Card Debt?
Consumers are having a difficult time abstaining from plastic.
February 22, 2014
5 Things To Do With an Unexpected, Large Cash Gift
When you receive a large amount of money that is unexpected, it can be a great opportunity to pay off debts, invest, or save for retirement.
February 11, 2014
Going Debt Crazy: What the Financial Crisis Did to Credit in the U.S.
Credit makes the world go around. At least, it fuels the United States economy, which for the time being is the largest in the world.
January 18, 2014
10 Metro Areas With the Worst Credit Ratings in the U.S.
Everyone from landlords to employers makes decisions based on credit scores, and sometimes an individual is nothing more or less than a credit ranking.
January 15, 2014
5 Simple Ways to Control Your Credit Card Debt
While the national debt continues to climb higher and reach new multi-trillion-dollar levels, consumers still have control over their own credit cards.
January 09, 2014
Despite Recession Fallout, BofA Sees Opportunity in Credit Cards
Customers with an existing checking account who sign up for a credit credit or other loan will bring in $1,000 in additional revenue for the bank.
January 08, 2014
Are Consumers Dialing Down Their Debt Loads?
In general, increases in consumer credit indicate a willingness to spend on the part of consumers.
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