Credit card debt

February 07, 2020 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans gave their credit cards a real workout this past holiday season. The Federal Reserve said Friday that borrowing on credit cards rose by the largest amount in more than two decades in December. Total U.S. consumer borrowing rose $22.1 billion in December, the central bank...
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FILE - This Aug. 11, 2019 file photo shows Visa credit cards in New Orleans. On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve releases its August report on consumer borrowing for November. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
January 08, 2020 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers slowed their borrowing in November, mainly by piling up less credit card debt. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that consumer credit rose by a seasonally adjusted $12.5 billion in November, down from a gain of $19 billion in October. The sharp slowdown reflected a...
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This undated photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. Three-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that are reasonable given their incomes. (NerdWallet via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 11:18 am
Many of us feel bad about our debt. Most of us probably shouldn’t. Three-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that are reasonable given their incomes. But many people still report being embarrassed about owing money. In one study,...
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File - This Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 file photo shows credit card logos posted on a store's door in Philadelphia. The SMART acronym calls for goals to be specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 21, 2019 - 11:50 am
Shatoria Smith was tired of the $5,000 in credit card debt she felt was blocking her from reaching her financial goals. She couldn’t see an easy path to being debt-free, so she drew herself a map by adapting a goal-setting framework she’d first heard about in a college business class: the SMART...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo commuters walk through a corridor in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York. Millennial workers are more likely than older generations to report being burned out at work, according to a 2018 Gallup study. The gig economy, the temptations of social media and the high expectations millennials have of themselves contribute to this trend, behavioral finance experts say. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 24, 2019 - 11:12 am
Millennials are a burned-out bunch. Millennial workers are more likely than older generations to report being burned out at work, according to a 2018 Gallup study. The gig economy, the temptations of social media and the high expectations millennials have of themselves contribute to this trend,...
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders arrives onstage at the "Workers' Presidential Summit" at the Convention Center in Philadelphia Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO hosted the event. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 9:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down on corporate America and strengthen organized labor. But beneath all the agreement at the AFL-CIO...
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In this Aug. 11, 2019, photo, U.S. currency and credit cards sit on a table at a restaurant in New Orleans. Credit card companies want to turn your unused credit line into cash that you can borrow for things like home improvements or unexpected expenses. But accepting this loan offer may not be the best choice for your wallet or your credit score. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
August 29, 2019 - 9:38 am
Credit card companies want to turn your unused credit line into cash that you can borrow for things like home improvements or unexpected expenses. But accepting this loan offer may not be the best choice for your wallet or your credit score. In recent months, two of the largest credit card issuers...
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FILE- This June 10, 2015, file photo shows chip credit cards in Philadelphia. Money can’t buy you a good credit score, but you might be able to use your income tax refund strategically to polish your credit. How to go about it depends on where you are in your credit journey. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 28, 2019 - 9:16 am
Money can't buy you a good credit score, but you might be able to use your income tax refund strategically to polish your credit. How to go about it depends on where you are in your credit journey. IF YOU'RE NEW TO CREDIT If you're just starting out, you can use a tax refund to get a credit card...
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In this Sunday, March 24, 2019 photo a passer-by walks on a pedestrian walkway, in Boston's Seaport district. At the end of 2018, 18- to 29-year-olds carried over $1 trillion in debt, according to the Federal Reserve. That’s the highest level since 2007. “Understanding your options and making a plan is imperative,” says Billy Hensley, CEO of the National Endowment for Financial Education. “Anyone doing that is going in the right direction.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 26, 2019 - 9:05 am
The saying that debt is easy to get into and hard to get out of hits home for younger Americans: At the end of 2018, 18- to 29-year-olds carried over $1 trillion in debt, according to the Federal Reserve. That's the highest level since 2007. "Understanding your options and making a plan is...
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FILE - This June 10, 2015, file photo shows credit cards in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, the Federal Reserve releases its June report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 07, 2018 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing in June at the slowest annual pace in three months as the level of credit card debt fell slightly. The Federal Reserve says consumer debt rose a seasonally adjusted $10.2 billion in June from the prior month to a total of $3.91 trillion...
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