Personal Finance

US Credit Card Usage vs The Rest of the World

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By Michael Edmondstone

It’s no secret that we Americans have a passion for plastic. Efficient and convenient, we use our cards for everything from paying our rent to buying that $2 cup of joe on the way to work. And while credit cards do have their advantages, they’ve gotten a bad rap over the past five years as one of the leading contributors to our national and personal debt; they are the third largest cause of household indebtedness, after mortgages and student loan debt. But how does our credit card usage compare to the rest of the world? Let

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