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Articles About credit card debt
October 24, 2016
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.
October 24, 2016
How Should You Really Pay Off a Credit Card?
You've made the hardest step in paying off credit card debt: Choosing to do it in the first place. Now, you just have to choose the best method to do so.
October 21, 2016
How Much Debt Does the Average American Have?
How do you stack up to the average American, when it comes to debt? Here's how much debt the average person has racked up.
October 17, 2016
4 Purchases You Should Not Charge on Your Credit Card
In some cases, using plastic instead of cash could spell trouble.
October 15, 2016
3 Times When it’s Better to Save Than Invest
Savings accounts are known for having pitiful returns, but sometimes it's still smarter to choose saving over investing.
October 03, 2016
3 Types of People Who Should Avoid Using Credit Cards
Are you deep in credit card debt? You might want to put down the plastic.
October 02, 2016
How to Save Money on Your Credit Cards With One Phone Call
Thanks to huge competition in the credit card industry, consumers can save tons of money on their credit card bills. All they have to do is ask.
September 16, 2016
Which Debt Should You Pay First?
Not all debt is created equal; here's how you should prioritize your debt pay-off.
May 07, 2016
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 12, 2016
5 of the Worst Ways to Get Money Fast
When your finances are pinched, you'd do almost anything to make ends meet. But for your sake, try avoiding these tactics.
March 25, 2016
How to Plan Your Great Escape From Debt
With the right plan in place you can keep your debt under control and even wipe it out for good.
March 07, 2016
Credit Cards: The New Lifeline for the Middle Class?
Only 52% of Americans have more savings than they do credit card debt -- a number that hasn't changed in five years.
February 28, 2016
5 Ways to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster
Here’s how to put the smackdown on debt.
February 23, 2016
The 10 Cities With the Most Credit Card Debt
When people are asked about how much they owe on their credit cards, their estimates are 37% percent lower than the totals reported by lenders.
February 15, 2016
5 Ways to Stay Positive When Paying Off Debt
Depending on how much you owe, payoff periods can stretch into decades, and staying motivated as you chip away at those balances is hard
February 05, 2016
How to Wipe Out Credit Card Debt
Here's how to crush your credit card debt once and for all.
December 24, 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.
October 19, 2015
5 Signs You Have Way Too Much Debt
It can be hard to put a number on how much debt is too much.
August 13, 2015
The Credit Cards With the Most (and Fewest) Fees
Credit cards provide consumers with a lot of benefits, but unfortunately, many of them also come with undesirable fees. That's why you should shop around.
August 01, 2015
The 5 Cities Where It’s Hardest to Pay Off Credit Card Debt
Out-of-control credit card debt is simply a fact of life for many Americans. Here are the cities where it's most difficult to break free from this burden.
August 01, 2015
Men and Debt: Why It’s a Big Problem in Relationships Today
More men than women bring credit card debt into relationships. Here's why it matters.
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 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.
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 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 14, 2015
3 Signs You’re a Financial Slacker
Don't let bad habits destroy your finances.