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Each Friday Consolidated Credit features an interesting study from the world of personal finance that can help you understand and make strategic plans when it comes to your debt and budget. See how you stack up versus the average American consumer when it comes to debt, credit, cash flow and savings. We also feature some useful advice each week so you can plan ahead to build a better financial outlook for yourself.

Using credit cards for everyday purchases at the grocery store

Using Credit Cards for Everyday Purchases

Apr 21, 2017 | April Lewis-Parks

A new poll finds more Americans use credit cards for everyday purchases, even when spending less than $5. Is credit the new debit? Should it be?

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Record high credit card debt has piled up for most Americans

Hello, Record High Credit Card Debt

Apr 14, 2017 | April Lewis-Parks

Despite a focused payoff effort in January, February saw the U.S. hit record high credit card debt over $1 trillion. Here’s what it means for your budget.

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Are you more financially literate than your neighbors?

Are You and Your Neighbors Financially Literate?

Apr 07, 2017 | Meghan Alard

April is Financial Literacy Month! We look at the most and least financially literate consumers across the nation. How does your state rank?

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Calculate the impact of a rate hike

How Much Does a Rate Hike Cost You?

Mar 31, 2017 | April Lewis-Parks

When the Fed raises rates even by .25% it affects your bottom line. See what the latest rate hike will cost you when it comes to credit card debt.

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Best and worst credit scores for 2017

Keeping Up with the Jones’ Credit Scores

Mar 24, 2017 | Meghan Alard

WalletHub released this year’s best and worst cities in America based on credit scores. How does your credit score compare to your neighbors?

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Most Americans have too much credit card debt

3 Ways to Tell America Has Too Much Credit Card Debt

Mar 17, 2017 | April Lewis-Parks

Most Americans are carrying what experts refer to as unsustainable debt. We offer 3 ways you can tell that America has too much credit card debt.

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Credit card debt decreases in January but overall debt remains high

Credit Card Debt Decreases in January

Mar 10, 2017 | Meghan Alard

A Federal Reserve report finds consumer credit card debt use declined in January – the first decline we’ve seen since February 2016. Get the full story.

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Join us for a free tax webinar in March!

Save Your Refund

Mar 03, 2017 | April Lewis-Parks

If you plan on getting a tax refund this year from the IRS, chances are high that you will save your refund or use the money for strategic purposes.

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Does your debt scare you?

Does Your Debt Scare You?

Feb 24, 2017 | Meghan Alard

Does a debt scare come from the debt itself or from the uncertainty about repayment? A new survey points to the latter. Here's what you can do.

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Don't let debt beat you up

Feeling Debt Shy?

Feb 17, 2017 | Meghan Alard

A new survey consumers are feeling debt shy and don’t intend to take on new debt this year as a result. Here’s what to do about the debt you already have.

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