I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

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I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

I Went Into Debt to Look Like Kim Kardashian

Getting paid to impersonate Kim Kardashian is apparently not enough to pay for all the surgery it takes to look like her in the first place. Claire Leeson, a 24-year-old Londoner, knows this from experience, Metro reports, but she doesn’t seem too bothered by the collectors hounding her for the $30,000 of credit card debt… Read More

Are Americans More in Debt Than the Rest of the World?

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Are Americans More in Debt Than the Rest of the World?

Are Americans More in Debt Than the Rest of the World?

Americans have a global reputation for being a) bad at soccer (futbol) and b) good at spending money they don’t have. Looks like it might be time to challenge both conventional beliefs. As the surprisingly game Americans took the “pitch” on Tuesday against Belgium, many observers conceded that the U.S. team rightly earned its spot… Read More

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

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The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

Credit card holders are generally carrying lower balances than last year, with the average outstanding credit card debt at $3,658 per consumer in the first quarter of 2014. However, after average balances declined in every state from 2012 to 2013, some states saw consumers’ credit card debt rise again at the start of this year,… Read More

America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

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America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

America’s Least Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

Americans spend billions of dollars on fast food every year, which is funny, because they’re not all that satisfied with it. People enjoy full-service restaurants much more than fast-food ones, even when it comes to speed of service, according to the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), but people keep going back. Love-hate relationships with… Read More

4 Signs You’re in Real Financial Trouble

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4 Signs You’re in Real Financial Trouble

4 Signs You’re in Real Financial Trouble

Sometimes it’s not so easy to tell how bad things are until you are in real trouble. When it comes to your personal finances, there are some telltale signs it’s time to take action. The sooner you take action, the less likely you’ll encounter long-term damage down the road. But the first step is identifying… Read More

The Most Debt-Free States in America

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The Most Debt-Free States in America

The Most Debt-Free States in America

Credit card spending typically spikes in the fourth quarter, and 2013 was no different, but it seems Americans were a little more conservative with their credit card spending than they were at the end of 2012. The average balance per cardholder declined in nearly every state, according to fourth-quarter data from the past two years…. Read More

What Exactly Is Credit Card Debt?

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What Exactly Is Credit Card Debt?

What Exactly Is Credit Card Debt?

About 56% of American adults say they have credit card debt, according to a recent survey by Credit.com — but do they, really? What does it mean to be in credit card debt? It sounds straightforward, but people define credit card debt differently, as was indicated by responses to the Americans and Credit Card Debt… Read More

Credit Card Debt Grows Among Those With Poor Credit

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Credit Card Debt Grows Among Those With Poor Credit

Credit Card Debt Grows Among Those With Poor Credit

Consumers with low credit scores account for an increasingly large chunk of the nation’s credit card debt, with subprime borrowers carrying more than three times the average credit card debt held by consumers with excellent credit scores. In the third quarter of 2013, the typical consumer had a credit card debt load of $4,061, according… Read More

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