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Subject:  Discussing Credit Card Debt Date:  4/25/2013  10:54 AM
Author:  InconclusiveFool Number:  306921 of 312161

"Americans more likely to discuss their salary, weight, than credit card debt"

Forget politics and religion. When it comes to talking with people we’ve just met, a new study finds that the most uncomfortable topic of discussion is how much we owe in credit card debt. About 85 percent of people surveyed on behalf of said they’d be somewhat or very unlikely to discuss credit card debt with someone they’d just met.

That makes credit card woes more taboo than any other topic the respondents were asked about, including their salaries, mortgage payments, weight, health problems and love life details."
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