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Study: Online accounts often go unchecked for fraud -- Americans regularly check their bank account and credit card statements for suspicious activity, but less than a third check various online accounts at least once a month, a study by credit bureau Experian finds ... (more)

Use of reloadable cards surging among millennials -- Ownership of of general-purpose, reloadable cards climbed 11 percent from 2011 to 2013 among younger adults, a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia finds ... (See Millennials and prepaid cards)

Study: More young consumers with good credit have cards -- A widening divide is developing among young consumers, as those with good credit are increasingly taking on credit cards, while those with bad credit are taking on less, according to a TransUnion study ... (See Young consumers)

Study: Rewards cards have taken over the market -- Rewards cards increasingly dominate the credit card market, a study by the American Bankers Association shows ... (See Rewards cards)

Student loans up 84 percent, while other loans drop -- While the dollar amounts of mortgages and credit cards have dropped since 2008, student loans have climbed, an Experian study has found ... (See Student loans)

Study: 7 percent of employees have wages garnished -- About 7 percent of workers had wages garnished in 2103, and workers age 35-44 are most likely to endure that stressful and sometimes humiliating fate ... (See Wage garnishment study)

Where do we bank? Wherever we want, says poll -- A smaller percentage of consumers prefer Internet banking in 2014 compared to the previous year ... (See Banking preferences poll)

Cardholder delinquency at lowest level in at least 7 years -- Just 1.16 percent of American cardholders were 90 days delinquent, according to quarterly data from the credit bureau TransUnion ... (See Delinquent cardholders)

Big buys go on our credit cards, little ones on prepaid cards -- We are more likely to use credit cards for bigger charges, and prepaid cards for smaller purchases, according to a 2013 report by the Federal Reserve System ... (See Card charges)

Customers with overdraft protection pay quadruple in fees -- People who opt for overdraft protection on their debit transactions pay a lot more in total fees than other checking account users ... (See Overdraft protection fees)

Americans' choice in noncash payment has become debit cards -- Americans are increasingly opting for electronic payments and debit cards, a study by the Federal Reserve System shows ... (See Noncash payments)

Poll: Americans say they are careful with money -- While Americans say they are careful with their money, they are also saying they have bought more at the store than they meant to ... (See Saving money)

Fewer Americans are delinquent on their bank cards -- Consumers' bank card delinquencies, already at historically low levels, dropped further in the first quarter of 2014. The American Bankers Association says it's a sign that more people are using cards as transaction tools instead of debt instruments ... (See Card delinquencies)

Debt reduction consumes millennials' budgets -- Almost 60 percent of millennials' income goes to paying off various types of debt, a study conducted for Wells Fargo shows. ... (See Millennials' budgets)

Biggest financial worries differ for millennials, boomers -- Almost a third of millennials said in a Wells Fargo poll that student loans were their biggest financial worry, while retirement was the biggest concern of baby boomers ... (See Boomers, millennials money worries)

Married women find financial responsibility attractive -- Married women consider financial responsibility sexier than men do, an Experian poll finds. ... (See Marriage and credit)

Invaders of personal space cause biggest travel headache -- Invasion of personal space tops the list of headache-causing habits of travelers, according to a Capital One survey of 1,000 rewards cardsholders ... (See Annoying travelers)

Poll: Millennials know less than others about credit scores -- The 35-and-younger crowd knows less about credit scores than other American adults, a survey from the Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore Solutions shows ... (See Millennials and credit scores)

Survey: Lack of education goes with credit card debt -- Households without credit card debt tend to be more educated than those with credit card debt, according to a study by public policy organization Demos ... (See Education and card debt)

Americans rely less on credit cards, says Gallup survey -- Almost a third of Americans don't have a credit card, the most since Gallup began conducting surveys on the issue in 2001 ... (See Rely less on credit cards)

Poll: Americans say they'd rather save than spend -- An April 2014 Gallup poll shows that Americans state they would rather save than spend, a desire that has increased for the third year. ... (See Save vs. spend poll )

Bankers predict an increase in credit-line requests -- A poll of risk managers at banks in the United States and Canada shows most believe credit-line increase requests will rise in 2014 ... (See Credit line survey)

Debt near the bottom of parents' financial concerns -- America's parents worry more about setting a good financial example for their kids than taking on too much debt, T. Rowe Price's 6th annual 'Parents, Kids and Money' survey shows ... (See Parents, kids and money survey)

Survey: Bad financial habits creeping back -- A U.S. poll shows that fewer adults have a budget and more adults are increasing their spending. ... (See Fewer budget, more spending)

Business card use rises in 2013 -- Small-business owners reported increased card use in 2013, according to a National Small Business Association study ... (See Business card use)

What financial advice do millennials say they need? -- Millennials are confident about their financial knowledge, but they want advice about savings, budgeting and credit cards in particular ... (See millennials need financial advice)

Card fees, not interest, dominate revenue -- Credit card fees, and not interest, continued to dominate card issuers' revenue in 2013. ... (See Card fees)

Personal finance tops dreaded talks -- Wells Fargo poll shows that people hate talking about personal finances more than death, politics or religion. ... (See Personal finance)

How 'jamming' cleans your credit report -- temporarily -- The scam called jamming throws a wrench into a beleaguered credit report dispute process, making it harder for the big three credit bureaus to keep up with legitimate disputes ... (See Jamming)

Data breaches: Who's to blame? -- With breaches at major retailers allowing infiltration of shoppers' financial data, the question arises: Who's responsible? ... (See Data breaches)

Households are borrowing money again -- A new federal report shows U.S. consumers are steadily building debt once again, with the end of 2013 seeing the first annual increase in debt since the Great Recession ... (See Consumer debt increases)

In-person smartphone payments? No thanks, most say -- Most of us say "meh" to the idea of paying by smartphone, though young people, particularly men, show more interest in mobile payments ... (See Payments by smartphone poll)

ID theft disconnect: We fear it but still engage in risky behavior -- A survey conducted by Experian's ProtectMyID found that consumers are increasingly worried about the threat of identity theft, but are not doing much to protect themselves ... (See ID theft: Fear vs. actions)

Infographic:Rewards program use declines across all ages -- Study by Mercator Advisory Group finds consumers less interested in reward programs, more interested in tailored credit card advantages ... (See Rewards program use declines)

Infographic: Consumers expect credit to stay tight -- A few hopeful consumers predict credit accessibility will get easier -- but most think it will get tougher or stay the same ... (See Credit accessibility)

Infographic: Credit card delinquencies inch up after three-year slide -- While consumers are paying many of their loans on time, late credit card payments saw an uptick in the third quarter of 2013, according to the American Bankers Association ... (See Delinquencies)

Infographic: Baby boomers have the most credit pride -- Baby boomers have more credit confidence than younger generations, according to a survey ... (See Credit pride)

Infographic: What were 2013's biggest budget busters? -- For about one in five Americans, meals at restaurants were the biggest threat to their budgets in 2013, according to a survey ... (See Budget busters)

Infographic: Identity theft takes an expensive, emotional toll -- Imagine the populations of Illinois and Oklahoma all falling victim to identity theft, and you'll have an idea of this crime's annual scope ... (See Identity theft)

Infographic: 56 percent of parents willing to rack up holiday debt for kids -- Is that first post-holiday credit card statement worth it to see your kids' eyes light up at the spread under the tree? More than half of parents with kids under 18 say it is ... (See Holiday debt)

Regretting your recent cash advance? You're not alone -- More than half of those who have taken a cash advance on a credit card say they have regretted that decision, according to a new CreditCards.com poll ... (See Cash advance poll)

Infographic: 10 percent think debt dies with them -- Many consumers aren't aware their unpaid debts could haunt their survivors, according to a survey from Securian Financial Group ... (See Debt after death)

Infographic: Millennials have unhealthy credit habits -- Millennials could stand to learn a few credit-management habits from older generations, according to research from Experian ... (See Millennial credit habits)

Infographic: Lack of savings more worrisome than card debt -- Although credit card debt is more stressful than either health care or living costs, what's most likely to keep you up at night is a lack of savings for the future ... (See Money worries: No savings outstresses debt)

Infographic: Young people more likely to freely swap plastic -- While older people are more likely to hold tight to their credit and debit cards, younger generations are more liberal about sharing them with others, a survey says ... (See Borrowing credit cards)

Infographic: Preferred payment methods vary by location -- Buying groceries? You'll pay by debit card. Online? It's credit cards or PayPal. Grabbing a burger? You'll fork over cash, says a study of preferred payment methods ... (See Preferred payment methods)

Infographic: The cost of Halloween -- Those celebrating Halloween will spend an average of $107 this year. Our infographic shows the traditions and treats that will cost Americans an arm and a leg -- and perhaps various other body parts ... (See Halloween spending)

Infographic: Mobile banking coming up from behind -- For the first time, mobile banking has outstripped more old-fashioned methods of account maintenance, such as telephone and mail ... (See Mobile banking)

Infographic: Unemployment makes consumers critical of debt -- Those struggling to find work are more likely to look down their noses at your credit card debt, survey says ... (See Debt anxiety)

Infographic: Good credit? Issuers want you -- If you have good credit, hold out for the best deal on a new credit card, because there's a lot of competition for your business ... (See Good credit)

Infographic: Recession survivors are tackling debt -- While those shaken by the recession are still stalling on paying down debt, those who weathered the storm are quickly recovering ... (See Recession survivors)

Infographic: Women seek good credit, financial stability in long-term partners -- When it comes to a long-term partner's finances and credit scores, women may be more choosey than men ... (See Credit scores and romance)

Infographic: Cardlessness among young people up nearly 80 percent -- All age groups are increasingly shedding credit cards, according to June 2013 data from FICO. Yet no age group is ditching them faster than young people ... (See Young people going credit-cardless)

Infographic: Allowances for kids? So old-fashioned -- Allowances may die out as millennials become parents, according to an August 2013 survey from financial services firm Country Financial. ... (See Allowance)

Your map through Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy -- If you've decided that bankruptcy might be the solution for you, you need to be prepared for the stops along the way for Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies ... (See Bankruptcy map)

Infographic: Gen Y embraces mobile bill pay, boomers like mail -- When it comes to paying bills, consumers -- especially young ones -- are embracing mobile, according to an August 2013 survey from Western Union. Yet more "old-fashioned" methods of payment still remain popular among all age groups ... (See Bill payment by generations)

Infographic: Consumers cutting back -- but also spending more -- Consumers are pinching pennies when it comes to small purchases, while opening their wallets for bigger ones, according to July 2013 research from Harris Interactive ... (See Saving while spending)

Infographic: Early shoppers push up back-to-school season -- Families are getting an increasingly early start on back-to-school shopping, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation ... (See Back to school)

Infographic: Men and women rate each other's financial strengths -- A survey from FleishmanHillard and Hearst Magazines asked men and women to rate each other's financial strengths. And the genders didn't always see eye to eye ... (See Rating the genders)

Infographic: Parents shelling out more on kids' summer fun -- Parents are willing to pay up to keep their children busy this summer, according to July's American Express Spending & Saving Tracker ... (See Summer spending)

Infographic: Who’s checking your credit score? -- When it comes to which types of companies may check your credit score before approving you for their products or services, many consumers are in the dark. ... (See Credit score)

Infographic: Those who don't haggle are missing out -- Although fewer than half of shoppers haggle, those who do are rewarded, according to a survey from Consumer Reports ... (See Haggling)

Infographic: Millennials swap credit cards for student loans -- More young consumers are turning their backs on credit cards and piling on student loan debt, according to research from FICO ... (See Millennials ditch credit cards, pile on student loans)

Infographic: How we spend our gift cards -- Gift cards don’t tend to gather much dust in your wallet, according to a June 18 survey from the Retail Gift Card Association. ... (See Gift cards)

Infographic: Best, worst states for credit card delinquencies -- In what could be a sign of economic recovery, bank card lending is on the rise, according to numbers from credit bureau Experian ... (See Card delinquencies)

Infographic: Americans pick computers over financial planners -- When it comes to financial planning, Americans are turning to computer programs over living, breathing financial advisers, a Gallup poll has found ... (See Computers reign over financial planners)

Infographic: New grads wish they'd saved more for college -- The high cost of college has given the class of 2013 some financial perspective, a survey has found ... (See College costs)

Infographic: Young adults most optimistic about finances -- Americans from age 18 to 29 have an optimistic outlook on their financial futures. Things look significantly gloomier to older Americans, however ... (See Financial outlook)

Infographic: How Robo-signing works in credit card debt -- When creditors mechanically and automatically certify that credit card debt is real without any documentary evidence, it's called robo-signing, and the practice is both widespread and controversial ... (See Robo-signing credit card debt)

Infographic: The money topics your kids wish you'd talk about -- Most parents say they talk about money regularly with their kids. Their children, however, don't think these conversations are enough ... (See Family finances)

Infographic: Financial crisis inspired better money habits -- The financial crisis that started in 2007 may have forced many investors to learn things the hard way, according to research from Fidelity Investments ... (See Recession lessons)

Infographic: Most people won't discuss credit card debt -- Credit card debt is the subject people least want to discuss with a stranger, according to a CreditCards.com poll ... (See Credit card debt)

Infographic: ATM fees on the rise -- ATM surcharges are on the rise, but consumers are pretty adept at avoiding them, according to an April 2013 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. ... (See ATM surcharges)

Infographic: Consumers prefer mobile banking to mobile payments -- Proponents of mobile payment technology tout the convenience of leaving your wallet at home. Yet, while consumers are eager to bank by phone, they're not sold on buying by phone ... (See Mobile payments)

Infographic: More taxpayers reaching for credit cards -- Most Americans will use checking or savings accounts to pay their taxes this year. But more are reaching for credit cards ... (See Paying taxes)

Infographic: Lack of savings consumers' biggest financial worry -- To kick off Financial Literacy Month, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling asked consumers which money matters worry them most ... (See Money worries)

Infographic: Young adults ditch homeownership, rack up student loans -- While young people's post-recession lifestyles include fewer homes, fewer cars and less credit card debt, their student loan debt has skyrocketed ... (See Young adult debt)

Infographic: Debt clouds retirement optimism -- Large amounts of debt has workers feeling pessimistic about their ability to retire in financial security ... (See Retirement)

Infographic: How men, women divide money-related chores -- A 2013 TD Ameritrade survey finds that when couples tackle the household finances, women tend to do the day-to-day chores, men the long-terms plans ... (See Couples and money)

Infographic: ID theft tops FTC complaints list -- Identity thieves are shifting strategies, as evidenced by a surge in tax refund fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission ... (See Identity theft)

Infographic: Issuers stingier with credit post-CARD Act -- Since the CARD Act went into effect in early 2010, you need a higher credit score to get more measly credit limits, according to the American Bankers Association ... (See Credit after CARD Act)

Infographic: Credit report errors hit less-educated the hardest -- Are those with less education more likely to be victimized by credit report errors? That's what a report issued by the Federal Trade Commission suggests ... (See Credit report errors)

Infographic: In tough job market, student debt grows -- Recent grads are caving under the weight of their student loans, a TransUnion study has found ... (See Student loans)

Infographic: Women more likely than men to break up over money -- Poor money management skills and heavy debt are a turn-off, especially for women, a CreditCards.com survey has found ... (See Love and money)

FTC: Debt collectors go hunting with skimpy info for debtors -- About 1 million U.S. consumers a year dispute debts, says a new FTC report, and no wonder: Collectors often have little info on what is owed ... (See Collectors' skimpy info)

Heavy debt a major turnoff, especially for women, CreditCards.com survey finds -- Attitudes regarding debt loom large over any relationship, and that's especially true for women, who find heavy debt a huge turnoff, says a CreditCards.com survey ... (See Debt's a turnoff)

Infographic: Will credit card surcharges take hold in the U.S.? -- Australia's experience with credit card surcharges may hold some clues for what's in store for U.S. merchants and customers ... (See Surcharges)

Infographic: Buying by mobile phone hits critical mass -- Mobile payments made some headway toward the mainstream in 2012, according to research from IDC Financial Insights ... (See Mobile payments)

Infographic: Bankers predict thirst for credit in 2013 -- Consumers are going to be eating up more of their credit and asking lenders for more, according to a December 2012 survey ... (See Credit outlook)

Infographic: Groceries top list of most popular rewards programs -- When it comes to credit card rewards most desired by consumers, grocery rewards eat everyone else's lunch, according to research from American Express ... (See Grocery rewards programs)

Infographic: Credit card delinquencies on the decline -- Delinquent payments on credit cards hit an 18-year low in the third quarter of 2012, according to numbers from the American Bankers Association ... (See Delinquencies)

Infographic: 12 days of trauma injuries have devastating cost -- Holiday-related injuries fill emergency rooms -- and can be financially devastating for families who are often already spread thing this time of year ... (See Trauma injury costs)

Infographic: Gift cards seen as more valuable than higher-priced gifts -- Consumers place high value on the flexibility gift cards bring, according to a December 2012 survey by payment processing company First Data ... (See Gift cards)

Infographic: Money-related resolutions hit record high -- Saving more, shedding debt are at the top of consumers' New Year's resolution lists ... (See New Year's resolutions)

Infographic: Holiday shoppers use rewards to travel, offset expenses -- The holidays can be an opportunity to rack up credit card rewards points, miles and cash back. So how will cardholders put their rewards to work after the holidays this year? ... (See Rewards)

Fiscal cliff calculator: figure your income tax hit -- This calculator lets you see what your federal income and Social Security taxes are now, and what they will be if we fall off the 'fiscal cliff' ... (See Fiscal cliff calculator)

Infographic: Bill pay goes mobile -- More consumers are using their mobile phones to pay their bills, a study has found ... (See Mobile bill pay)

Survey: Holiday budgets fall in popularity -- For the fourth year in a row, holiday shoppers are less likely to cut back spending or create a budget, a USAA survey finds ... (See Infographic: Holiday spending makes a comeback)

Survey: Younger couples keep more credit card secrets -- Younger couples may be less financially honest than older couples, according to September 2012 data from AARP. ... (See Secret debt)

Areas struggling from recession still cautious with credit debt -- According to data from Experian, cardholders' willingness to pull out the plastic is partly determined geography -- specifically, by whether an area has recovered from the recessoin ... (See Credit card debt)

Infographic: Fewer credit cards among college students -- College students may be getting smarter -- about personal finance, that is; their overall credit card ownership has dropped in the last two years. ... (See Student credit)

Infographic: Mobile banking on the rise for young and old -- A quarterly survey conducted by Citi revealed that consumers who bank using their mobile device is growing, even among older age groups. ... (See Mobile banking rising)

Infographic: Who uses small-dollar loans? -- Fifteen million Americans used small-dollar credit products in 2011, from outfits such as pawnshops, payday lenders and auto title outfits. Who borrows, why and what do they spend their loans on? ... (See Graphic: Small-dollar loans)

Debit card fraud is up -- As debit card use has risen, so has debit card fraud -- key targets are atms, grocery stores and gasoline pumps. ... (See Debit card fraud)

Infographic: Top US cities all improving on paying back debt -- New data shows huge decreases in default rates, and a couple of big U.S. city's residents deserve a pat on the back ... (See Declining credit default rates )

Survey: Where credit cards are most accepted in the world -- A MasterCard study reveals where business credit cards are most likely -- and least likely -- to be accepted internationally. ... (See Worldwide card acceptance)

Infographic: College graduates make little progress in paying off debt -- Students who have graduated from college are slow to pay back on their debt, according to a Rutgers report. ... (See Student debt)

Infographic: Americans shed credit cards and debt post-recession -- American families are ditching their credit cards -- and their debt -- since the recession, according to a Fed survey. ... (See Credit card debt)

Infographic: Credit card mail offers hit a 25 month low in April -- Credit card mail offers are plummeting, according to recent data. Will the dive that began in December 2011 continue? ... (See Credit card mailings)

Infographic: Credit card numbers still top thieves' wish lists -- When it comes to data breaches, credit card numbers remain the No. 1 stolen item, according to Javelin Strategy & Research's 2012 Identity Fraud Report ... (See Credit card fraud)

Infographic: After 'I do,' financial skeletons emerge from the closet -- Now you tell me: Nearly half of divorced or separated adults participating in a survey said they found financial skeletons in the closet of their spouse, but not until after marriage. ... (See Secret debt)

Infographic: Post-recession shifts in credit scores -- Americans' post-recession credit scores have shifted, says FICO, with fewer people clustered at the ends of the scale and more people in the middle ... (See Credit scores)

Infographic: Forgiveness ratings rank credit card companies at bottom of pack -- American consumers find credit card issuers to be the least forgivable industry, according to an April 2012 survey ... (See Forgiven debt)

Infographic: College graduates afraid of not finding job -- Respondents to an online survey say that of their worries after college, they are most afraid of not finding a job ... (See Student money woes)

Infographic: Brazil top nation for financial literacy, Visa survey finds -- In an April 2012 international survey of 25,000 people, Visa ranks countries in order of financial literacy. Brazil topped the list, and the U.S. finished just out of the medal round ... (See Financial literacy)

Fed: Consumers wary of mobile payment security -- Americans are embracing using cellphones to conduct financial business, says a March 2012 report from the Federal Reserve, but concerns about security hare holding back adoption ... (See Mobile payments)

Infographic: Americans growing more confident about economy -- After years of economic gloom and doom, nearly one in three Americans now believe that the U.S. economy is on the mend, according to a February 2012 report from Discover ... (See Consumer confidence)

Infographic: Mobile payments now widely accepted among retailers -- Mobile payments are now as widely accepted as online payments among the nation's top 10 retailers, according to a survey released in February 2012 by First Annapolis Consulting ... (See Mobile payments)

Infographic: Who handles the family budget? Both men, women say they do -- An American Express survey found the sexes largely in agreement that men handle most of the financial duties in the household. However, when it comes to handling the household budget, it appears both sides are taking credit ... (See The sexes and money)

Infographic: The high cost of love -- When it comes to love, 2012 is going to be pricey and disappointing for many Americans. In a Valentine's Day-inspired survey, American Express looked at couples' spending habits and even their future plans for their relationships ... (See Cost of love)

Infographic: Bankers predict more credit cards, more delinquencies -- The next six months will likely see more people becoming delinquent with their credit -- and seeking more credit at the same time, according to a January 2012 survey by the Professional Risk Managers' International Association ... (See Bank predictions)

Infographic: 1 in 5 say better money management is top 2012 goal -- Handling money better is always one of the top New Year's resolutions, and 2012 is no different, according to a January 2012 poll from Chase ... (See Money management)

Infographic: Medical bill trouble often part of larger money woes, survey says -- Have trouble paying your medical bills? Chances are that other aspects of your finances are suffering, too. That's according to a December 2011 survey from the Center For Studying Health System Change ... (See Medical bill woes)

Infographic: ID theft reports jump 33 percent in 5 years -- Identity theft reports jumped by a third (33 percent) in five years, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Most of that growth comes from the misuse or attempted misuse of an existing credit card account. ... (See ID theft)

Infographic: Business credit card delinquencies keep falling -- Propelled by the recession, the delinquency rate for business credit cards skyrocketed in 2008 and 2009. However, a November 2011 report shows that things have changed ... (See Infographic)

Infographic: Americans to boost holiday spending, but do so wisely -- A November 2011 report says that Americans plan to ramp up their holiday spending nearly 20 percent from 2010. However, the report from American Express says that consumers also intend to be smarter about their purchases ... (See 2011 holiday spending)

Infographic: Americans ramp up gift giving for 2011 holiday season -- After years of recession-fueled frugality, more Americans are feeling the holiday gift-giving spirit in 2011, according to a survey from USAA ... (See Gift giving 2011)

Infographic: Consumers feel card issuers are treating them better, survey says -- After enduring account closures, slashed credit limits, rejected applications and other bad treatment from credit card issuers in the throes of the recession, things got better in 2011, according to a November 2011 survey from Consumer Reports ... (See Credit card issuers)

Infographic: Americans fear running out of retirement money, survey says -- When it comes to retirement, nothing scares Americans like the thought of not having enough money, according to a survey from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies ... (See Retirement fears)

Infographic: Most couples talk money before wedding, survey says -- Nearly nine in 10 couples talk about money before getting married, according to a survey released in July 2011 by the National Endowment for Financial Education ... (See Weddings and money)

Infographic: Millennials shedding credit card debt, survey says -- In the recession's wake, every generation has shed credit card debt -- but the youngest generation has been most aggressive about it, says a new survey from Auriemma Consulting Group ... (See Generations and credit card balances)

Infographic: Alaska, N. Carolina are top states for credit card debt -- When it comes to credit card debt, no state can touch Alaska. According to a report from TransUnion, the state's average credit card debt per borrower in the second quarter of 2011 was $6,926 ... (See State credit card debt)

Infographic: Credit card issuers still paying big bucks to colleges -- The Credit CARD Act of 2009 changed the rules of the game, but credit card companies are still paying colleges and alumni groups big bucks to market to their students ... (See Colleges and credit cards)

Infographic: Americans' biggest financial worries -- According to a July 2011 Gallup survey, a lack of money and low wages are the issues causing consumers the most concern, followed by health care costs and too much debt ... (See Infographic)

Infographic: How much do you buy when you shop? -- More than 60 percent of shopping trips in the U.S. are made for small or immediate needs, according to a study from The Nielsen Company ... (See Shopping)

Infographic: What most consumers know about credit scores -- The average American isn't exactly a credit scoring expert, but there are some basic elements of credit scoring that most Americans do know, according to a survey by the Consumer Federation of America ... (See Credit score)

Infographic: Women more focused than men on saving, cutting card debt -- When the Javelin Strategy & Research team polled men and women about their top financial goals in 2011, women were more frugal-minded ... (See Men, women and money)

Infographic: The rise and fall of credit card accounts -- Compared to all other financial products, credit card accounts rose faster before the recession and fell harder during and after it, according to New York Federal Reserve data ... (See Credit card accounts)

Infographic: Debt causes financial distress -- People with debt woes suffer in more ways than one, according to a recent study from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling ... (See Financial stress)

Infographic: Bank card delinquencies keep falling, says report -- A May 2011 report from credit bureau TransUnion shows that the percentage of cardholders who are at least 90 days late with a payment to a bank-issued credit card continues to slide ... (See Delinquencies)

Infographic: Most parents financially support their adult kids -- A May 2011 survey from the National Endowment for Financial Education finds 59 percent of parents are providing, or have provided, financial support to their adult children when they've finished school ... (See Parents supporting kids)

Credit card statistics, infographic: Americans' top 8 financial worries -- Americans are far more worried about their retirement funds (or lack thereof) than about their ability to make credit card payments, according to a poll by Gallup ... (See Money worries)

Graphic: Statistics of ATM use in the United States -- The amount and use of ATMs in the United States has grown slowly since 1999. Check out this graphic that breaks down the amount of monthly transactions, total stand-alone and total machines and total transactions. ... (See ATM stats)