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How does America’s credit card debt stack up?

Americans’ credit card debt escalated to unprecedented heights as the economic crisis unfolded. CreditCards.com took various statistics on that debt and converted those amounts into $1 bill stacks.

How tall would the average household’s credit card debt be in a pile of $1 bills? What would all Americans’ credit card debt combined look like in a stack of Georges? Click through the slide show to see how high American debt really goes.

 

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NSBA: Small businesses hurt by credit card terms

As small business owners become more dependent on credit cards, they are also simultaneously being crunched by the tightened credit market, according to the National Small Business Association (NSBA), an advocate organization for American entrepreneurs.

Published: May 13, 2009

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Credit Card Rate Report Updated: August 21st, 2019
Business
15.55%
Airline
17.49%
Cash Back
17.63%
Reward
17.49%
Student
17.69%

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