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Credit card debt is falling. That's good news — and bad news

Nov 19, 2020
It's good news for our personal economies, but it means we're not spending as much to prop the economy as a whole.
One expert says retail spending is losing steam right as the critical holiday shopping season is ramping up.
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Household debt up 4% in the first quarter

Jun 12, 2020
About 1 in 6 households reports having more debt now than before the COVID-19 crisis.
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Why it matters when you’re 90 days late on a payment

Feb 12, 2020
It can be indication to banks that you're unlikely to pay at all.
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Household debt is at an all-time high as holiday spending season arrives

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Nov 20, 2018
The total debt carried by Americans has reached yet another record high — $13.5 trillion in the last quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Household debt is now $837 billion higher than its previous peak in 2008. What’s behind rising household debt, and is it something to be concerned about, especially […]

Household debt is rising, but still below 2008 levels

Feb 12, 2016
Mortgage balances and student loan debt have been on the rise.

Student debt goes up and up

Aug 13, 2015
With economic recovery, borrowing has risen for cars, homes, and credit card purchases.

Why a little debt isn't such a bad thing

Dec 12, 2014
Economists would tell you "debt" isn’t a dirty word.

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Making progress on household debt

Jun 25, 2012
The good news: Households are reducing debts. The bad news: There remains a considerable way to go.

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