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Personal credit card debt totals thousands of dollars on average

There’s good debt in Pennsylvania, and then there’s bad debt. Good debt, such as a mortgage, eventually leads to an asset once the debt is paid in full. When it comes to credit card debt, on the other hand, a person typically ends up paying more than necessary for a purchase over the long haul without getting any more benefit from doing so. People are generally aware that credit card debt is worth targeting first when trying to get out of debt.

Balance transfer cards may help with credit card debt

Personal finances are stressful for both young adults and older individuals alike. This is particularly true for those who are confronted with large amounts of credit card debt that they can't seem to overcome. In some cases, people in Pennsylvania may opt to use balance transfer cards to transfer high-interest debt to zero-percent-interest cards.

Credit card debt striking many consumers in Pennsylvania, nation

Life can be filled with many blessings, ranging from a wonderful family to dependable friends or even an enjoyable job. However, if a person feels overwhelmed with debt, he or she may still feel helpless since he or she is unable to climb out of the financial hole in Pennsylvania. When a person's finances are not in order, he or she may feel restless, especially if the threat of experiencing wage garnishment is around the corner due to credit card debt or other types of debt. Debt, unfortunately, plagues a large number of households in America.

Credit card debt may cause distress in Pennsylvania

People often have a love-hate relationship with credit cards. They love them when they really need money in a pinch: for example, for a big purchase or a medical emergency. However, they hate them when they get the credit card statements in the mail each month. Having credit card debt that is beyond one's ability to pay can cause duress and even embarrassment for individuals in Pennsylvania. The question remains as to whether having a credit card is really a good or bad thing.

Goals can help Pennsylvania consumers manage credit card debt

Making resolutions is a typical part of the New Year for many Pennsylvania residents. If one of those resolutions includes getting a handle on debt, there are some ways to accomplish that. Currently, the average household in the United States carries around $6,700 in credit card debt, and signs show that collectively, Americans are continuing similar spending habits that they had before the recession. The start of 2014 may be a good time for consumers to get bad spending habits under control and pay down what they owe.

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