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From the Debt Experts: Is There Such Thing as Responsible Debt?

One of the biggest debates we routinely get in is that of “responsible” use of credit.  People tell me how they use their credit cards for things they buy every day, and then pay them off every single month so as not to get hit with interest charges.  While there are some that do actually do this, the reality is that there are over 100 million Americans every single month that don’t pay off their credit cards.  That number goes up even higher when you factor in those that pay them off every month except for a month or two here or there.

American Debt is Rising

According to a 2019 study, Americans were carrying:

  • $14.15 Trillion in debt
  • $466 billion in credit card debt
  • $9.56 Trillion in mortgage debt
  • $1.33 Trillion in auto loan debt
  • $1.51 trillion in student loan debt

The same study showed that the average “revolving credit card debt,” the debt Americans carry over month to month, was almost $7,000, costing those families on average over $1,100 in annual interest!

The Battle With Interest

As best-selling author Chris Hogan says, “When you start to realize that paying interest is a penalty and earning interest is a reward, that’s a game changer!” That means every month over 100 million Americans give away their hard earned money to a bank so they can have some stuff. Think about the raise you could give yourself if you stopped paying interest to the bank.  

Imagine your life right now with absolutely no debt payments whatsoever.  What could you do with your life with no debt payments?  Could you give more to your favorite charity or church?  Could you fund your retirement dreams?  Could you fund your kid’s college fund

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