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Credit Card Debt Not a Sign of Irresponsibility

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Last month, asked, "Are you embarrassed by your credit card balances and credit score? " The question was prompted by a survey from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling that found three times more consumers being ashamed of their card balances than their weight. 

Now, think tank Demos has published a new study, "The Debt Disparity: What Drives Credit Card Debt in America," that suggests embarrassment is far from the apposite emotion for many of those who have to carry forward these balances every month. Resentment or even rage might be more appropriate.