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Average debt in America
What’s the cost of credit card debt?
NerdWallet also reported more than a quarter of credit card users pay late fees, (which add up to three billion spent in fees!). Delinquent credit cards, users 90 days or more late, have increased by 22% over the last four years.
If you think making more money is your solution to paying off credit card debt, you’re wrong! On average, the higher the household income, the higher credit card debt is (even for people who make almost $300,000 a year).
Credit card debt by income level
Credit Card Debt
% with Debt
It isn’t what you make, it’s what you do with what you have now!
In addition to credit card debt, car and student loan debt has escalated.
According to The Federal Reserve, Americans owe $1.37 trillion in auto loans, with an average balance of $28,035. Student loans take the lead with $1.56 trillion in outstanding debt and an average balance of $57,520.
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