The economy is improving and with that comes consumer confidence, increased spending and rising credit card debt. But while household income has grown over the past decade, so has the cost of living. This has caused many consumers to access lines of credit and utilize more credit cards. Credit card debt hit its highest point ever in 2017, surpassing $1 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve.
Close to 2 in 5 consumers who have been in credit card debt say it has affected their overall happiness, according to a recent study by NerdWallet. One-third said it negatively affected their standard of living, and 1 in 5 said it negatively impacted their health. Still, the average American has about three credit cards and a total balance of $6,375, up nearly 3% from last year, according to Experian’s annual study on the state of credit and debt in America.
There are steps you can take to deal with credit card debt with rising interest rates. Don’t let your debt cost you another sleepless night. Sit down with an experienced Miami bankruptcy attorney to discuss your options in greater detail. The consultation is free, the relief is real. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade Garcia McMaken has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade Garcia McMaken website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.