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What Drives Credit Card Debt?

Amy Traub | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Amy Traub

Why do some people stagger under a mountain of credit card debt, paying high interest rates on their outstanding balances and never seeming to come out ahead, while others rarely if ever carry debt for long, despite pulling out their plastic on a regular basis?

5 Early Warning Signs of Financial Disaster

Kevin Yu | Posted 08.26.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

Whether you realize it or not, noticing early warning signs of financial distress can make or break your future. I've been in your shoes, and I know what it feels like.

10 States With the Highest Credit Card Debt per Person

InvestingAnswers | Posted 07.09.2012 | Money

According to the Federal Reserve, Americans had more than $800 billion in outstanding credit card debt at the end of 2011. So how much credit card debt do most people really have?

In Down Economy, Debt Collector Complaints Spike

Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

As the down economy makes it increasingly difficult for Americans to pay their bills, debt collectors are targeting consumers in droves, prompting an ...

Debt Collector FINED $1.5 Million For Vulgar Voicemails

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Harassing, abusive debt collectors, like the ones HuffPost readers detailed last June, should consider themselves warned. A jury has awarded a de...

Lower Credit Card Rates: How To Find The Best Deal

CNN | Gerri Willis, CNN Personal Finance Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Tired of your old credit card rate? Skyrocketing fees and shrinking credit limits? In the first of our series on Financial Resolutio...