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Are you making the most of your credit card payments?

If one of your resolutions for 2018 is to pay down or even pay off your credit card balances, you should know that experts say there's a way to do it that will help you optimize your payments and ultimately lessen the interest you accrue. Of course, interest is a significant amount of many people's credit card balances.

Survey: Millennials have a healthy fear of credit card debt

Recently, we discussed the high amount of credit card debt held by Generation Xers and the fact that it's keeping some from saving for retirement, which is growing near for many of them. Their children, popularly referred to as millennials (those 18 to 34 years old), seem to have a healthier respect for the importance of preventing credit card debt from overwhelming them -- and even a fear of it.

Can credit card debt affect your chances of finding love?

It makes sense that many people would think twice before marrying someone with significant credit card debt. After all, this is the person you'll be intertwining finances with for potentially the rest of your life. How responsible that person is with money as well as his or her credit rating are important.

Should you get a personal loan rather than use your credit card?

Many people are used to placing large or unexpected expenses on their credit card. Of course, if you can't repay the entire balance when the next card payment is due, you could end up having to pay a significant amount of interest.

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.

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