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Navigating the rest of the holidays without more credit card debt

The end of the holiday season is upon us. However, a large amount of the shopping that will be done in association with this season has yet to take place. Over the next few days and approaching January 1, 2013, American consumers will spend an extraordinary amount of money on goods and services designed to brighten the season. Well, consumers will spend money and will use up available credit, which are not exactly the same things.

Young People with Debt Face Unique Financial Challenges

For young adults, starting a new and independent life after college can mean piling on a tremendous amount of debt. The combination of student loans, car payments, a home mortgage and credit card debt can be overwhelming. Often, young people with debt payments that an entry-level salary cannot cover should get help before they destroy their credit ratings.

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau May Look at Medical Debt Reporting

When you need to seek unexpected medical care, your attention should be focused on recovering physically and emotionally. However, financial concerns surrounding health care are playing a larger and larger role in the lives of patients.

Medical Costs Bog Down Consumer Credit

Many Michigan residents who face the prospect of bankruptcy are mired in medical debt. According to a new survey, a top contributor to credit card debt is medical bills. The survey was conducted by Demos earlier this year to gauge the impact of the recession and the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 on American consumers.

Student Loan Debt Increasing for Middle-Aged Americans

Student loan debt among people between the ages 35 and 49 has increased very rapidly, faster than any other age group in the country. Reuters looked at over three million credit reports and found that educational debt among middle-aged Americans has increased by 47 percent.

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