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Forbes

Infrastructure Spending Will Be Difficult With Massive State And Local Debt
Forbes
But the federal government is not the only one in debt. According to federal figures, state and local governments currently have estimated combined debt of $3.1 trillion. It ranges from a low of $2.0 billion for Wyoming to California's high of $429.2 ...



This is how much credit-card debt makes you undatable
Yahoo Finance
“Roses are red. And debt is too. But if you owe too much money, I'm not dating you.” Sadly, that's how a lot of Americans feel about romance in 2018. Given that many people are finally getting back on their feet after the Great Recession and now ...



Wall Street Journal

Household Debt Sees Quiet Boom Across the Globe
Wall Street Journal
A decade after the global financial crisis, household debts are considered by many to be a problem of the past after having come down in the U.S., U.K. and many parts of the euro area. But in some corners of the globe—including Switzerland, Australia ...



USA TODAY

It's official: Most Americans are currently in debt
USA TODAY
While many Americans owe more in mortgage and student debt than any other type, they also carry credit card, auto, and medical debt, the latter of which is the No. 1 cause of personal bankruptcy filings in the country. Furthermore, while millennials ...



Guess Which Americans Have the Highest Levels of Medical Debt ...
Motley Fool
It's no secret that healthcare is expensive, but it's gotten to be such a burden that a growing number of Americans are struggling to pay for it. In fact, medical debt is the No. 1 source of personal bankruptcy filings in the country, and it's not just ...

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KHOU

Debt settlement: For financial wrecks only?
KHOU
If you decide to settle, negotiate yourself instead of paying a debt settlement company to negotiate for you, says Elaina Johannessen, program director at Minnesota non-profit credit counselor LSS Financial Counseling. Negotiating on your own requires ...

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Washington Post

Does your debt make you undateable?
Washington Post
The finder.com survey of 2,000 Americans found that's the benchmark ($11,525 on average to be exact) that is deemed unacceptable. Just over 77 percent of survey respondents consider credit card debt to be reason to kick someone to the curb. Payday ...



Study Says: This Is the Best Way to Pay Off Debt
Motley Fool
If your minimum payments are 3% of your balance, you'll be starting out paying a whopping $600 per month, meaning you'll have to come up with $150 per week. If you can't, your balance will be growing, digging you deeper into debt. But let's say you do ...

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USA TODAY

Are these 5 things worth credit card debt?
USA TODAY
People don't talk much about their credit card debt, but it's common to have it — and to have mixed feelings about it. A recent NerdWallet survey found 55% of U.S. adults have been in credit card debt, and 86% of those people regret it. Even so, 71 ...



Fortune

Can America's Economy Keep Up With Its Debt?
Fortune
Here's a view of America's economic future that may amaze you; it certainly floored me. Over the next decade, America's credit standing is likely to remain top-of-the-line—despite a wave of debt and deficits dwarfing almost anything experienced by a ...


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