Credit Card Debt

The UK debt tide is rising – how can you avoid drowning? – The Guardian

The GuardianThe UK debt tide is rising – how can you avoid drowning?The GuardianCampaigners have long warned of the problem and it is now official: Britain has a growing debt problem at levels not seen since the global financial crisis almost a decade ago. Borrowing through credit cards, overdrafts and car loans – unsecured … …read more

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Ask LH: What Happens To My Credit Card Debt When I Die? – Lifehacker Australia

Lifehacker AustraliaAsk LH: What Happens To My Credit Card Debt When I Die?Lifehacker AustraliaDear Lifehacker, I’m getting on in life and at this point it seems unlikely that my credit card debts will ever be paid off in full. (I can barely afford the monthly interest repayments.) I also don’t own much in the way of assets. So my question is … …read more

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City has smarts in credit card use – News-Press Now

News-Press NowCity has smarts in credit card useNews-Press NowSmartAsset, a financial technology company, has released its second edition of a study to pinpoint those civic populations where people have proven themselves to be credit-card savvy. The company analyzed data that included credit card debt-to-income … …read more

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Michelle Singletary: Never forget lessons of Great Recession – Worcester Telegram

Michelle Singletary: Never forget lessons of Great RecessionWorcester TelegramBut Americans also reached the big time with a different financial milestone this year — and not in a good way. Outstanding consumer revolving debt — mostly credit card debt — hit an all-time peak of $1.021 trillion in June, according to the Federal …and more …read more

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Don’t forget lessons of the Great Recession – South Bend Tribune

South Bend TribuneDon’t forget lessons of the Great RecessionSouth Bend TribuneThey used credit to buy stuff to fill up those homes, eat out more or take vacations. It all seemed manageable — until life happened: The housing market imploded and unemployment spiked. The illusion that people could get whatever they wanted — on …and more …read more

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Michelle Singletary: Recession taught us that debt can be dangerous – Press Herald

Michelle Singletary: Recession taught us that debt can be dangerousPress HeraldOutstanding consumer revolving debt – mostly credit card debt – hit an all-time peak of $1.021 trillion in June, according to the Federal Reserve. This should be a scary statistic. The last time the debt level was nearly this high was in 2008, when the …and more …read more

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Uh-Oh! Credit card APRs just hit an all-time high, too – Motley Fool

Uh-Oh! Credit card APRs just hit an all-time high, tooMotley FoolBut there’s an even more worrisome addendum to Americans simply hitting a new all-time high in terms of revolving credit card debt. As noted by CreditCards.com on Aug. 2, the national average annual percentage rate (APR) for new card offers climbed to …and more …read more

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Dave Ramsey: Solar panels don’t justify going into debt – Post-Bulletin

Dave Ramsey: Solar panels don’t justify going into debtPost-BulletinYou need to start building a track record of paying off debt. Cut up the credit cards, slash your spending and start living on a tight, written, monthly budget. Prove to yourself you’re not going to take out a mortgage and turn around and run up a … …read more

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