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NEW YORK (sbup) — Beverly Harzog, author of the upcoming book The Debt Escape Plan: How to Free Yourself from Credit Card Balances, Boost Your Credit Score and Live Debt-Free was once $20,000 in credit card debt. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — If you ask consumers who use credit card rewards programs the most, they want cash back most, with frequent-flier miles a distant second. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — It looks like consumers could use some help paying their credit card bills on time — and getting onerous late fees waived when they fail. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Uh-oh. The Federal Reserve is out with an alarming report that consumer debt is at an all-time high, up to $81.5 trillion in the second quarter of 2014, which is a rise of $1.4 trillion on a quarter-to-quarter basis. Overall household debt rose 3.6% for the quarter, the Federal Reserve reports. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Using a store credit card these days? Hey, lots of people do, especially with the holiday shopping season just around the bend. Retail cards accounted for $270 billion in consumer spending last year, according to the Federal Reserve. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Parents laid out some real dough for 2014 back-to-school shopping — $669 per family, according to the National Retail Federation. That's up 5% from last year. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — The average consumer’s credit card debt is at $15,480, with the total amount due on credit card debt nationwide at $82 billion. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — If you have a newly minted college freshman on your hands, you already know college finance is serious business. The average four-year tuition cost for incoming college students last year was $129,700 for a private college and $38,000 for in-state public school students, Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Only 47% of credit card owners say they "completely" understand their credit card's terms of use, including their interest rates and the ramifications of paying late. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — The economy might be inching toward firmer ground, but there are still plenty of Americans facing personal bankruptcy. According to the U.S. Courts system, there were 1.07 million bankruptcies filed last year, down from 1.22 million the year before. Read more»
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