7 states with the least credit card debt

Americans really know how to accumulate credit card debt: The US total surpassed $1 trillion at the start of 2022. But there are some states with a more manageable amount of debt. Thaw determine the states with the highest and lowest credit card debt, WalletHub used TransUnion data to obtain the median credit card balances … Read more

Household debt tops $16 trillion as inflation surges and rates rise

A “For Sale” sign outside a house in Albany, California, US, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Homebuyers are facing a worsening affordability situation with mortgage rates hovering around the highest levels in more than a decade. Joe Raedle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Household debt climbed past $16 trillion in the second quarter for the … Read more

High inflation prompts older Americans to tap savings, take on debt

MStudioImages | E + | Getty Images For many older Americans, record high prices are jeopardizing their financial security just as they approach or live in retirement, according to a recent survey from The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan senior group. The online survey was conducted online in the first quarter and included 3,056 participants, … Read more

Credit card balances spike after stimulus checks helped reduce debt

For many Americans, the pandemic-induced slowdown offered a rare opportunity to better their financial standing. Government stimulus checks and fewer opportunities for spending drove the personal savings rate to a level not seen since World War II, with many consumers using the cash they had on hand to pay down debt – primarily their credit … Read more

Household debt nears $16 trillion despite rising rates and inflation

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) joins activists in a demonstration outside an entrance to the White House calling for the cancellation of student debt in Washington, US, April 27, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Even with rampant inflation and rapidly accelerating interest rates, household borrowing climbed to start 2022 and hit a new record, the Federal … Read more

How Americans can cut costs and save amid the pain of record inflation

People wear face masks outside a supermarket on the Upper West Side in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Government data shows that inflation has broken another 40-year plus record. And even Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen predicted higher prices could be with us for the rest of this year. “We’re likely to see … Read more

This is the money talk couples should have before they get married

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted millions of Americans to put plans, including weddings, on hold. As 2022 unfolds and, we hope, the worst of the pandemic is behind us, nuptials are expected to take place in record numbers. The Wedding Report, a wedding market research firm, projects there will be 2.5 million weddings this year, … Read more

Consumer debt totals $15.6 trillion after a record-breaking increase in 2021

A customer counts his cash at the register while purchasing an item at a Best Buy store in Flushing, New York. Jessica Rinaldi | Reuters Consumers ended 2021 with record levels of debt, leading into a year in which interest rates are expected to rise substantially. Total debt at the end of the year came … Read more