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Carrying debt? One in five don’t see a way out

Nearly one in five Americans who carry debt do not believe they will ever pay it off according to a new report by CreditCards.com. That is double the 9 percent who said the same thing when asked in May 2013.  

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A Visa credit card is tendered at a store in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

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Reducing credit card debt is a key step toward increasing your savings. (Image Source, Getty Images)
Reducing credit card debt is a key step toward increasing your savings. (Image Source, Getty Images)
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Five tips to beef up your savings

Dreams of financial independence often center on fantasies about sudden wealth.

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Argentina Dealt Double Blow by SCOTUS on Debt

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday handed Argentina a double defeat in its long-running fight with holders of its defaulted bonds, despite the South American country's pleas that its economy could be threatened if it has to pay off the old debt.

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Report: Credit Card Debt Rising [AUDIO]

A new report shows Americans are on track to increase credit card debt substantially this year.

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Who’s to Blame for Overwhelming Debt from Student Loans? [POLL]

Christopher Eisgruber, President of Princeton University, claims that if you're in an overwhelming amount of debt due to student loans, it's your own fault

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Debt is More Embarrassing than Weight [AUDIO]

Financial issues appear to strike a more sensitive nerve than any other personal topic, according to a recent survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

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Expert: Pay Down Debt Now [AUDIO]

If you are carrying debt of any kind, this may be the time to pay it off.

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Americans Lose Confidence Over Debts [AUDIO]

With many Americans refinancing and consolidating their debt, the past year has seen people take a positive attitude toward financial security. However, April showed Americans feeling less comfortable about their debt compared to the same time last year -- only the second time that's happened in the last seven months.

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Are You Saddled With Heavy Student Loan Debt? [AUDIO]

Student loan debt is a big problem for 20-somethings, but it's also a challenge for people in their 30's and 40's.

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