Read More Where the Cost of Flying is Rising the Most

Where the Cost of Flying is Rising the Most

More and more people are flying. U.S. airlines carried an all-time high estimated 77.9 million (domestic and international) in July 2019, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) estimate. And, with so many people hitting the skies, overall, the prices have gotten better. The 2018 average domestic itinerary airfare of $350 was the lowest […]

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Read More The Average Credit Card APR In America Today

The Average Credit Card APR In America Today

What’s the average credit card APR in America today?  To find out, CompareCards by LendingTree reviewed 200 of the most popular credit cards in the country to come up with a comprehensive look at the state of credit card APRs today. We’ll do this every month and publish the results here. In this post: New […]

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Read More Credit Card Statistics

Credit Card Statistics

Credit card balances dipped in August, according to the latest consumer debt data from the Federal Reserve. The latest Fed data shows that consumer credit card debt decreased 2.2% in August, leaving Americans’ outstanding consumer credit card balances at $1.079 trillion, down from July’s record high. Don’t expect a long-term downward trend to start, however. There’s no […]

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Read More Nearly Half of Millennials Admit Making Halloween Purchases For Social Media Posts

Nearly Half of Millennials Admit Making Halloween Purchases For Social Media Posts

When it comes to Halloween spending, about half of millennials say they’ve done it for the “gram” (Instagram) and other social media sites, according to a new report from CompareCards by LendingTree. With Halloween rapidly approaching, CompareCards asked consumers about their spending habits for the holiday. We asked people how much they spend on Halloween […]

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Read More Americans’ Confidence In Ability To Pay Their Credit Card Balance Hits 13-Month Low

Americans’ Confidence In Ability To Pay Their Credit Card Balance Hits 13-Month Low

Americans’ confidence in their ability to pay their credit card bills continued to decline in September, according to a new report from CompareCards.com, as fewer cardholders manage to pay their statement balances in full at the end of the month. CompareCards takes the pulse of the American credit cardholder every month, asking them how confident […]

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Read More Music Festivals Drive Many Americans into Debt

Music Festivals Drive Many Americans into Debt

About 1 in 4 Americans who attended a music festival in the past year are currently paying off debt related to a festival, according to a new report from CompareCards.com — and that includes nearly a third of millennials. Giant music festivals like Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits grab lots of headlines, but […]

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