Almost seven in 10 people surveyed by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling say their biggest financial worry is credit card debt.
Of the 1,869 respondents, 69 percent cited plastic arrears as being much, much scarier than having enough for retirement and emergencies (13 percent), paying off student loans (10 percent) or finding affordable housing (7 percent).
About 19 people checked answer E: “Nothing, I have no financial worries.” Lucky them.
It’s likely that most of the people reading the nonprofit agency’s website are already having money issues. But it wouldn’t surprise me if a decent number of the general population were also worried about credit card debt. And if they aren’t, maybe they should be.