Unfortunately, as the years have continued to click off faster and faster, more people are racking up enormous credit card bills that they will probably never pay off. It is a real shocking experience to see that so many people NEED things in life in order to make them happy, and then realize that the only way that they could possibly “afford” these things is by using their credit card. Sadly, most people also have plenty of credit cards to choose from in their wallet.
Credit card debt has increased drastically throughout the past several years and it is now nearing 1 trillion dollars in the United States. Most people do not yet realize just how bad this problem is getting again. We haven’t seen this much credit card debt since 2007. If you are struggling each month to pay your credit card bills, then please continue reading this article.
It is very important for everyone to understand how credit card debt can affect your financial standing in life, or lack thereof. Credit card debt is one of the leading causes of having to file for bankruptcy in the United States. Below are some tips on stopping credit card debt before it happens.
- Throw away all credit card offers that you get in the mail.
- Do not carry your credit cards with you.
- Allow yourself to open only so many credit card accounts.
- Utilize balance transfers to save yourself money and get out of debt faster.
Young adults, read this advice! Do not get into credit card debt. Do not let this cycle of expensive debt take over your financial life. If you can start your adult life after school without unnecessary debts, such as credit cards, your life is going to be much more enjoyable than those that rack up credit card bills.
Be responsible for your actions and if you have gotten yourself into a tremendous amount of credit card debt, at least make those monthly payments on time. Try working a second job or overtime so that you can start doubling up your monthly payments. Whatever you do, do not continue adding to your debt levels. We already have 1 trillion reasons not to listen to the credit card companies.