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North Carolina topping list for high credit card debt

The nation's trillion-dollar-tab is breaking records, and researchers are outlining what states owe the most.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The amount consumers owe on their credit cards is breaking records. 

This is why WalletHub is tracking what states have the highest amount of high-interest debt.

Researchers at the finance site ranked North Carolina at No. 10. South Carolina is about halfway down the list at No. 22.

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Across the Carolinas, both states average more than $7,000 per household in credit card debt. North Carolina, as a state, racks up about twice the amount of total debt compared to South Carolina.

Nationwide the average household has more than $10,000 in household credit card debt. As for the why, the numbers could be a result of increased spending but another factor WCNC has been covering for months could be a contributing factor: interest rates.

Every time the Federal Reserve brings up interest rates for home loans, and other financing options,  credit card interest rates have often followed. 

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It means the debt people already have is getting more expensive.

Contact Kia Murray at kmurray@wcnc.com and follow her on FacebookX and Instagram.

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