How Much Do Americans Owe in Credit Card Debt?

Americans owe a whopping $1 trillion in credit card debt thanks to rising interest rates, according to data from the Federal Reserve.
Federal Reserve data released April 7 shows that U.S. consumers owe $1.0004 trillion on credit cards, up 6.2 percent from a year ago and 0.3 percent from January, according to Dow Jones newswires.

The credit card debt level is at its highest since January 2009, according to the data.

The New York Post reports that U.S. consumers who do not pay off their credit card bill each month carry an average monthly balance of about $9,600.

Furthermore, credit card borrowers are now paying $1,254 a year in interest on average.

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  • cochise1

    A ticking time bomb. Credit card debt can be toxic for way too many people.

    • rs1123

      Credit card interest is a ‘luxury’ I cannot afford. I refuse to carry a balance. I use them all the time but I pay them off in full every month.