Paying off those Pesky Credit Cards
6 Tips to get them gone. For good.
So you have a credit card with a balance. You are making payments every month, but you just can't seem to get them paid off. As of 2012, 2 out of 5 Americans were in the same boat: that's 39% of Americans that hold a revolving credit card balance of some kind. In addition as of 2013, the average balance Americans have on their credit cards is right about $4,800. What's interesting about this is that in a March 2013 survey, 85% of respondents said that they would be very unlikely to talk to a stranger about their credit card debt, more likely in fact to talk to a stranger about religion, love life status, politics and salary.