Credit Card Debt

How do my finances compare with my peers’? – The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia TribuneHow do my finances compare with my peers’?The Philadelphia TribuneA budget based on the 50/30/20 rule can help: You’ll spend no more than 50 percent of after-tax income on necessities, no more than 30 percent on wants and at least 20 percent on savings and debt repayment. —Do you follow the 28/36 rule? Lenders use … …read more

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5 Credit Card Trends to Look out for in 2018 – Nasdaq

Nasdaq5 Credit Card Trends to Look out for in 2018NasdaqAt Capital One, in addition to a zero liability fraud policy, credit card holders have access to an account-monitoring program called Second Look. Potential problems are flagged for customers to review, says Joe Whitchurch, head of customer experience …and more …read more

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5 Credit Card Trends to Look out for in 2018 – NerdWallet (blog)

5 Credit Card Trends to Look out for in 2018NerdWallet (blog)At Capital One, in addition to a zero liability fraud policy, credit card holders have access to an account-monitoring program called Second Look. Potential problems are flagged for customers to review, says Joe Whitchurch, head of customer experience … …read more

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Quarter-million-dollar scream: BG couple goes debt-free – Bowling Green Daily News

Quarter-million-dollar scream: BG couple goes debt-freeBowling Green Daily News”We’re conditioned to believe that credit is our friend and that it is good for us,” said Dave Garrett, a member of the ministry staff at Bowling Green’s First Baptist Church. “He (Ramsey) helps you get past that. It is common sense to say you’re not … …read more

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ND has America’s lowest credit card debt to income ratio – INFORUM

INFORUMND has America’s lowest credit card debt to income ratioINFORUMFARGO—North Dakota has the country’s lowest ratio of credit card debt to its cost of living, according to a new study. For-profit credit card education and advocacy organization CardRatings looked at median earnings, employment factors, educational … …read more

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Most credit card users rack up debt to meet basic expenses – ConsumerAffairs

ConsumerAffairsMost credit card users rack up debt to meet basic expensesConsumerAffairsPhoto (c) andresr – Getty Images A new survey of consumers who carry chronic balances on their credit cards shows much of their spending is on basic daily needs–making ends meet. The research from credit card site CompareCards.com found 42 percent of … …read more

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Another big warning on debt for Australia. When will we listen? – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auAnother big warning on debt for Australia. When will we listen?NEWS.com.auThe BIS found debt booms cause busts. It did a study of dozens of countries to find out what happens in the years after debt goes up. It found that in the next year, debt sees growth rise. Later, in years two, three, four and five however, an increase …and more …read more

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Americans are drowning in debt. Here’s where they have it the worst. – Washington Post

Washington PostAmericans are drowning in debt. Here’s where they have it the worst.Washington PostNearly half the residents of Louisiana have debt that has gone into collections, making that state America’s capital of past-due debt, according to a new national map of indebtedness released by the Urban Institute this week. The debt numbers are … …read more

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Infographic: Why ‘balance matching’ in debt management can be costly – Chicago Booth Review (blog)

Infographic: Why ‘balance matching’ in debt management can be costlyChicago Booth Review (blog)Consumer-finance experts usually advise people with balances on multiple credit cards to make the minimum payments on all of their cards and then put any remaining payments on the card with the highest interest rate. However, relatively few people do … …read more

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