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How to manage your late credit card payments

The new calendar year is a chance for all of us to get a fresh start and do the things that we have been delaying for the past few months. One issue that many of us are guilty of ignoring during the festive season is our finances. Many of us promise ourselves that we will face our unhealthy looking finances in the new year, and meanwhile we shop with abandon.

How credit card debt can be bad for your health

It's common knowledge that nobody wants to rack up credit card debt. But, just how bad is it? Can credit card debt affect your health? Some say it absolutely can affect your health, while others aren't too worried about what the debt will do to them in the long run. Today, we will take a look at the different ways credit card debt can negatively impact your health.

What rules apply to annual credit card percentage rate increases?

The United States Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act in 2009. This act, also known as the Credit CARD Act, was meant to address abuses committed by credit card companies in their dealings with the public. As such, the act offers credit cardholders and credit card applicants various protections, including protection against abuses related to annual percentage rate (APR) increases.

Should I freeze my credit cards in a block of ice?

If you're reading this blog -- and considering the unthinkable thought of freezing your credit cards in a block of ice -- then you're probably struggling with some debt problems. In fact, many people try and fail to curb the impulse to use their credit cards at the drop of the hat, but the odd strategy of putting your credit cards in a block of ice just might work.

Paying off debt with the snowball method

Imagine a little snowball that you pack tight with your hands. Now imagine putting that snowball on more snow on the ground and gently rolling it around until it gets bigger, and bigger and bigger. Now, push the giant snowball down a hill and watch it continue to pick up more snow until it's a gigantic force to be reckoned with. This is kind of how the snowball debt payoff method works.

What does psychology say about my credit card debt habit?

Credit cards are valuable and useful when we use them responsibly. They can provide a first line of defense against an emergency financial need. They offer us convenience when making online purchases, and they allow us to skip carrying cash when we're out on the town. Nevertheless, according to one psychologist, credit cards are dangerous psychologically.

Do I have too much credit card debt?

Credit card debt can quickly grow from being a general nuisance into a full-blown financial catastrophe very quickly. However, when you're trying to evaluate how much credit card debt is "too much," you might not have a point of basis for comparison. That's exactly what this article intends to provide.

Would you give up Facebook to erase your credit card debt?

It's hard to believe, but Americans are so fed up with looming credit card debt that many admitted in a recent survey they would give up some of their favorite things for the chance to be debt free. The debt survey conducted by Mr. Cooper showed that 33 percent of Americans admitted that credit card debt caused them to lose sleep, and 25 percent said that credit card debt is interfering with the family relationships.

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