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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Many of Us Use Them

• Americans across all walks of life and most levels of income use credit cards

o  Joseph, the welder in Wisconsin

o  Everett, the evangelist in the Mississippi

o  Caroline, the socialite on Park Avenue

o  Jax, the homeless dude on the corner does not

• Almost ¾ of American adults have credit cards, but only about half of them (54%) pay their balance in full each month.

• Older people are more likely to have credit cards, so are rich people.

• On average, people get a credit card when they’re around 20-21 years old.

• Teens are using them; nowadays, one out of three high schoolers has a credit card (in their parents’ name because legally kids under 18 can’t have one).

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