Credit card debt

This Aug. 11, 2019, photo shows Visa credit cards and debit cards in New Orleans. If you’re considering a new credit card, the bonus-friendly season from October through December is an ideal time. Your expenses on Black Friday, holiday travel and meals, end-of-the-year charitable donations and more may easily meet a large spending requirement for a juicy sign-up bonus. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
November 07, 2019 - 11:49 am
In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top of a large sign-up bonus. "We knew we had a lot of spending in one specific area coming up, and we...
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November 07, 2019 - 7:05 am
In late 2017, San Francisco couple Riley Adams and his wife stumbled upon the Halley's comet of airline credit card welcome offers. For a limited time, the card was advertising a companion pass on top of a large sign-up bonus. "We knew we had a lot of spending in one specific area coming up, and we...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Financial fears, not wanting to check your credit, confront your debt or even discuss your student loans, can feel especially shameful. But facing those fears can empower you to take action. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 22, 2019 - 10:32 am
Fear can consume you. The anxiety of the unknown can drive you to pull the blanket over your head, whether you're worried about a rustling sound outside your bedroom window or that you won't have enough retirement savings. Financial fears — not wanting to check your credit, confront your debt or...
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This Aug. 11, 2019, photo shows a credit card in New Orleans. Credit cards can be useful and convenient payment tools. But beyond just getting points or miles and perks, they also have strategic or unexpected uses you may not have thought of. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
October 15, 2019 - 11:07 am
Credit cards are daily payment tools for many Americans, but yours probably also has unintended tactical uses you never thought of, such as slicing open birthday card envelopes your grandparents send. Of course, credit cards offer convenience, and some also feature perks such as an interest-free...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo commuters walk through a corridor in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York. Millennial workers are more likely than older generations to report being burned out at work, according to a 2018 Gallup study. The gig economy, the temptations of social media and the high expectations millennials have of themselves contribute to this trend, behavioral finance experts say. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 25, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Millennials are a burned-out bunch. Millennial workers are more likely than older generations to report being burned out at work, according to a 2018 Gallup study. The gig economy, the temptations of social media and the high expectations millennials have of themselves contribute to this trend,...
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders arrives onstage at the "Workers' Presidential Summit" at the Convention Center in Philadelphia Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO hosted the event. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 11:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down on corporate America and strengthen organized labor. But beneath all the agreement at the AFL-CIO...
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders arrives onstage at the "Workers' Presidential Summit" at the Convention Center in Philadelphia Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO hosted the event. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 9:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down on corporate America and strengthen organized labor. But beneath all the agreement at the AFL-CIO...
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In this Aug. 11, 2019, photo, U.S. currency and credit cards sit on a table at a restaurant in New Orleans. Credit card companies want to turn your unused credit line into cash that you can borrow for things like home improvements or unexpected expenses. But accepting this loan offer may not be the best choice for your wallet or your credit score. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
August 29, 2019 - 9:38 am
Credit card companies want to turn your unused credit line into cash that you can borrow for things like home improvements or unexpected expenses. But accepting this loan offer may not be the best choice for your wallet or your credit score. In recent months, two of the largest credit card issuers...
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In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo shoppers ride an escalator inside the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. If a threat of a recession gives you pause when it comes to your personal finances, remember now is a time to prepare, not panic. Financial experts say there a steps you can take now to brace yourself for any downturn ahead. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
August 16, 2019 - 12:05 am
If the threat of a recession gives you pause when it comes to your personal finances, remember now is a time to prepare, not panic. Worries about the economy increased this week when a fairly reliable recession warning emerged from the bond market. But without a crystal ball, it remains unclear...
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In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo shoppers ride an escalator inside the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. If a threat of a recession gives you pause when it comes to your personal finances, remember now is a time to prepare, not panic. Financial experts say there a steps you can take now to brace yourself for any downturn ahead. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
August 15, 2019 - 6:36 pm
If the threat of a recession gives you pause when it comes to your personal finances, remember now is a time to prepare, not panic. Worries about the economy increased this week when a fairly reliable recession warning emerged from the bond market. But without a crystal ball, it remains unclear...
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