American credit card holders have an average debt amounting to 15,000 dollars, this is according to a survey conducted in several states. For the first quarter of the year, several credit card holders and homeowners who used their cards for their houses have not been able to meet the specified amount that they should pay based on their plan and policy.
In Florida alone, almost 40% of credit card holders had huge debts on their credit cards that most of them have not been able to pay for the first months of the year. This showed that almost half of the credit card holders and homeowners are indebted.
According to social worker Ann McNeil, the reason why most Americans have huge amounts of debts in their cards is because members of a family do not talk about money matters. It is more likely that they hide the amounts, which they spend, and how much they earn every month. Thus, it is hard for them to monitor and manage their expenses and family budget.She also added that most members in a family rely on each other to pay their mortgages. What they do not know is that their other family members are also indebted.
Jason Simons, an expert in debt management also said that people who consult him due to their debts are afraid to face their problems. What they commonly do is to avoid it instead of reducing their credit card debts. According to Simons, he saw several families who were torn apart because of credit card debt problems. The persons who consult him are forced to separate with their partners due to mounting debt.He said that the primary solution to this problem is that members of the family should face the problem together. What few people realize is that this affects not only their lives but also that of their partners and family.
Simons says that it takes several months to solve the problem. However in the end, problems in credit card use might be lessened if the family works together. By creating a single family budget and pooling income, Simons believes that there is a way out of debt. By living simple and keeping unnecessary expenses to a minimum, families can start to live within their means.
Simons, together with other financial experts added that managing credit card debts is best done when family members have an open communication with each other to settle their financial issues.