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Why Homeowners are Losing Sleep Over Rising Debt

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A recent survey found that a third of American homeowners are concerned about their rising debt, but are at a loss as to how to solve the problem. Click through to learn more about the survey’s findings.

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The Week Ahead: American Consumers and Debt

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On Tuesday, a survey looks at how consumers are dealing with debt and its impact on their daily lives. Here’s what else is in store in The Week Ahead.

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How Much of Household Debt Is Mortgage Based?

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A study found that household debts are approaching new highs. Here’s how mortgages and other consumer loans are impacting the rising debt numbers.

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Establishing Credit History Harder in Low-income Areas

A new study shows that consumers located in lower-income areas are more likely to establish credit history through negative means, like debt collection, than those in higher-income areas. While 27 percent of low-income area consumers establish their history through what are called “nonloans,” just 7.9 percent of consumers in high-income areas establish credit via these non-loans. The study also found the percentage of Americans who became credit visible due to student loans more than doubled over the last decade.

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