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Credit card debt can easily become unmanageable

Many people pull out a credit card to pay for purchases without really thinking about the consequences that can come from that decision. It is possible to use credit responsibly, but it is also possible that something will happen that means you suddenly find yourself in debt too deep for you to come out of. One example of this is when you suddenly find yourself out of work and unable to keep up with payments that were once easy to make.

Do you know what fees you're paying on your credit card?

Credit cards can have many advantages if you choose the right ones and use them responsibly. With so many cards to choose from, you can select the ones that give you rewards, cash back or other benefits without annual fees. If you pay your card off in full each month, you can avoid interest charges.

How should businesses handle credit card debt?

Credit card debt typically has an association with individual people. However, it can also impact businesses that rely on credit cards to keep operations going smoothly. In 2015, there were nearly 14 million credit card accounts for small businesses in the United States.

How do people end up with overwhelming credit card debt?

We live in a world where we can swipe our credit card virtually everywhere while barely a thought to the ever-increasing balance on our card. Therefore, it's not surprising that many people rack up thousands of dollars in credit card debt that they can't pay. However, it's not just overspending that causes out-of-control debt.

Tips for finding a credit card for your college-bound child

If your teen is going off to college this fall, you may be considering getting him or her a credit card to use for unexpected expenses and emergencies. The prospect of a credit card in your son or daughter's hands, however, may be frightening. Following are some things to consider to protect your child's credit and yours.

Why you should pay your credit card bills early

If you pay your credit card bills in full and on time every month, you're way ahead of a lot of Americans. You save yourself interest charges, late fees and potential harm to your credit score. However, you probably wait to pay until just before it's due, right? Why pay any earlier than necessary?

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