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4 ways to be free of credit card debt

Credit cards can be so tempting to use, especially when you are struggling financially, and you have already exceeded your monthly budget. Credit cards can feel as though you are not spending your own money, which can feel exhilarating when going through the mall and looking at the endless possibilities.

Simple strategies to tackle your credit card debt

If you are feeling overwhelmed by debt on your credit card, it can be so tempting to ignore the problem and pretend that the debts do not exist. However, this strategy will never work in the long-run. Life can be so much more enjoyable when you do not have the burden of debts at the back of your mind because the issue will always have to be dealt with eventually.

How bankruptcy works in South Carolina

Debt is one of the most crippling issues facing many American families today. Credit card debt is especially rampant, with consumer debt said to be in the billions of dollars per year. For this reason, many people both here in South Carolina and elsewhere in the nation turn to Chapter 7 bankruptcy to help them recover from insurmountable debt. However, it is important to understand the nature of bankruptcy before making such an important financial decision.

South Carolina consumers can take serious approach to money

Personal finance advisors warn consumers that taking a loose approach to their money issues can lead to serious trouble. It may not seem like a big deal to be charged a late fee occasionally or to overdraw one's checking account, but these may point to signs of dangerous habits that have led many others down the road of overwhelming debt, harassment from creditors and fears of losing their homes. Whether a South Carolina consumer is trying to avoid a financial crisis or recover from one, the first step is to examine the way one handles money.

How to approach credit card debt in South Carolina

Recent studies suggest that American consumer debt has just passed a new milestone, totaling some $13.2 trillion for the 2018 fiscal year. This means that the average South Carolina resident carries debt of over $40,000, including credit card debt, student loans and other forms of debt. This may sound dire, but thankfully, many strategies exist to help those struggling with debt to free themselves from these financial problems.

South Carolina families see record cost of credit card debt

Summer vacation, back-to-school shopping, Christmas -- it all adds up. When these events are considered along with the everyday expenses that the typical South Carolina family faces, it can be a struggle to keep ahead financially. Then, when there is an unexpected expense such as a large car repair bill or hospitalization, the family budget may simply not be able to absorb any more. This is where many families turn to credit card debt as a solution.

Consumer debt up in South Carolina

Keeping up with rising costs of living on what are often stagnant wages can be difficult during the best of times, but add debt into the mix and the few people may make it out on the other side. Many South Carolina debtors are now struggling with burgeoning household debts in recent years. As non-mortgage debt continues to climb, bankruptcy may be the most sensible option for consumers who are struggling to keep up. 

Some South Carolina residents drowning in credit card debt

According to the financial world, the American consumer is doing well. Unemployment is down, consumer spending is up and credit is readily available. While this may be good news to some South Carolina residents, it can also be a concern for others. Some residents are discovering that they are drowning in credit card debt and auto loans with no apparent way out.

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