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Credit Card Debt

3 things you should never pay for with a credit card!
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card! Money & Credit February 22, 2018
When it comes to using credit cards, it's important to understand both the perks and the risks. Just like with…
Report: Here are the cities with the most credit card debt
Report: Here are the cities with the most credit card debt Money & Credit February 13, 2018
Most people do all they can to pay their bills on time and be good stewards of their financial lives,…
Report: The average consumer has more than $6,300 in credit card debt
Report: The average consumer has more than $6,300 in credit card debt Credit & Debit Cards January 19, 2018
The average consumer has a handful of credit cards and is in more than $6,300 in debt from swiping them.…
Have you joined Clark’s new ‘Ditch Your Debt’ Facebook group yet?
Have you joined Clark’s new ‘Ditch Your Debt’ Facebook group yet? Credit & Debit Cards January 16, 2018
With each new year comes new opportunities, a fresh outlook, and, yes, new challenges. But for many of us, some…
Petal Visa credit card
New card offering promises a no-fee way to build your credit Credit January 12, 2018
For people with no credit history, getting access to credit can be a difficult thing. In the past, money expert…
Why you might be paying your credit card bills all wrong
Why you might be paying your credit card bills all wrong Credit & Debit Cards January 8, 2018
As those holiday bills come due, you may be using the early days of the new year to take a…
Cut credit card debt
Your guide to paying off credit card debt Money & Credit December 29, 2017
There are several steps you should take to get out of credit card debt. Paying off credit card debt that's…
4 credit card traps to avoid in 2018
4 credit card traps to avoid in 2018 Credit Card Debt December 20, 2017
With the new year just around the corner, it's a good time to reflect on your life and accomplishments over…
What is the statute of limitations in your state?
What is the statute of limitations in your state? Money & Credit December 11, 2017
Every state has a Statute of Limitations (SOL), the period of time in which someone can legally be sued for…
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday
Survey: 1 in 3 consumers say they’ll spend less than $50 on their priciest gift this holiday Credit & Debit Cards November 7, 2017
A lot of Americans are going to resist the urge to splurge on expensive gifts this holiday season. Those are…
Ready to ditch your debt? Meet a woman who paid off nearly $70,000 in less than 2 years
Ready to ditch your debt? Meet a woman who paid off nearly $70,000 in less than 2 years Money & Credit October 23, 2017
Paying off debt can seem impossible, especially if you owe tens of thousands of dollars and feel like you're barely scraping by each…
6 mistakes to avoid with a rewards credit card
6 mistakes to avoid with a rewards credit card Money & Credit September 29, 2017
Rewards credit cards can be amazing financial tools, as few products exist that actually pay you to use them. It’s easy…
7 things credit card issuers don’t want you to know
7 things credit card issuers don’t want you to know Money & Credit September 28, 2017
I’m not one of those people who thinks that credit card companies are inherently evil. Credit card companies are businesses…
Credit card comparison shopping sites | Not all are created equal
Credit card comparison shopping sites | Not all are created equal Money & Credit September 3, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement and make…
How to spring clean your credit
How to spring clean your credit Money & Credit March 24, 2017
I totally love spring. There’s just something in the air that makes you feel like it’s time to clean the…
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt
4 smart strategies to pay off credit card debt Money & Credit February 17, 2017
Being in credit card debt is a terrible feeling. I know because I’ve been there. But know what will make…
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week
7 lessons from a woman who lives on $60 a week Money & Credit January 28, 2017
If you want to get out of debt, and stay out of debt,you have to reevaluate your routine -- the…
How one man paid off $30K in credit cards while earning below $30K/year
How one man paid off $30K in credit cards while earning below $30K/year Money & Credit January 26, 2017
For years, we've said on Clark.com that once your consumer debt equals or exceeds your annual income, it's very difficult…
How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months
How one couple paid off $40K of debt in 24 months Money & Credit January 26, 2017
Joyce Fondren first accepted that she was in serious financial trouble deep in the heart of the Great Recession. In…
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors
How to protect yourself against abusive debt collectors Money & Credit January 23, 2017
As if being in debt isn't bad enough -- then add aggressive debt collectors to the equation, and that can…
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year
The average family wastes $1,300 on this every year Money & Credit January 15, 2017
Credit card interest is one of the sneakiest expenses a consumer can face. It's lumped in with a standard bank…
How to pay off your holiday debt in 30 days
How to pay off your holiday debt in 30 days Money & Credit January 4, 2017
Now that the holiday lights are fading and the joy of gift-giving has dimmed, there’s a good chance you’re facing…
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017
What the Fed rate hike means for your money in 2017 Money & Credit December 28, 2016
Interest rates are going up, and the time to prepare yourself and your money is now. Read more:How to save…
New report: Your Visa credit card can be hacked in just 6 seconds
New report: Your Visa credit card can be hacked in just 6 seconds Money & Credit December 12, 2016
Hackers may be able to figure out your entire credit or debit card number, expiration date and security code --…
5 steps to achieving the money mindset to get out of debt
5 steps to achieving the money mindset to get out of debt Money & Credit November 29, 2016
When we started dating 13 years ago, we quickly became consumed by ourselves, as new couples often do. The only…
Debt denial: 5 warning signs and how to start digging out
Debt denial: 5 warning signs and how to start digging out Money & Credit November 14, 2016
Do you know how much you owe? If not, you’re not alone. According to a New York Fed report, Americans tend…
3 credit cards with no balance transfer fees and low interest rates
3 credit cards with no balance transfer fees and low interest rates Money & Credit October 26, 2016
Is credit card debt becoming overwhelming in your life? A credit card with the right balance transfer offer can help…
Before you pay a debt collector, you need to take this step!
Before you pay a debt collector, you need to take this step! Money & Credit October 25, 2016
Before you pay a dollar to a debt collector or even acknowledge that a debt is yours, call in the…
This app helps you pay off student loan debt!
This app helps you pay off student loan debt! Money & Credit October 24, 2016
Figuring out how to pay of debt can be a little overwhelming. The Qoins app aims to make it a…
Best ways to improve your credit score
Best ways to improve your credit score Money & Credit October 8, 2016
Your credit score is a number that represents how well you’ve managed all of your financial obligations (your bills, accounts…
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