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Preventing credit card debt by avoiding certain transactions

Consumers in Oregon and elsewhere may use credit cards to fund a variety of financial transactions. While making smaller purchases on credit accounts might seem harmless, these purchases can add up quickly if a person isn't careful. However, while a person can amass high amounts of credit card debt under a variety of circumstances, financial experts suggest that there could be consequences to placing certain purchases on similar accounts.

Bankruptcy: Debt a growing concern for retired individuals

Carrying substantial amounts of debt can be a burden for many individuals in Oregon and elsewhere, regardless of age. However, those who are saddled with debt upon entering retirement may face additional challenges that often come with living on a fixed income. Since monetary struggles could have a devastating impact on the life of a retiree, those experiencing such troubles could find it helpful to speak with a bankruptcy attorney for advice on how to pursue some much-needed relief.

Exploring one's options when medical bills prove intimidating

With the high costs involved in seeking medical care, it may take little more than one sudden and unexpected trip to the hospital for an individual in Oregon to become encumbered with debt. Those who experience such emergencies may feel they are left with few options, and some may turn to a credit card for relief. However, paying medical bills with a credit card might not be the best solution, and seeking guidance on the other options available could be advisable.

Practicing caution when using a credit card as a financial tool

Many individuals in Oregon and elsewhere consider it essential to cultivate and maintain a positive financial future. While working toward improving one's credit score, there may be several available options to assist in the process, one of which is a credit card. Those who wish to make use of a credit card may find it advisable to gain an understanding of how to use one responsibly, and where to seek guidance should financial issues arise.

Avoid using credit card to pay medical bills

It’s simply not a good idea to use your credit card to pay for medical costs, especially now that a more consumer-friendly law was implemented nationwide last fall. Many Americans are smothered in credit card debt and others face mounting medical debt due to a combination of high deductibles and alarmingly high out-of-pocket expenses.

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