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People in this state take the most time to pay off their credit cards

People in this state take the most time to pay off their credit cards

Finance
Customers pay at a cashier station in a JCpenney Store at the Newport Mall in Jersey City, New Jersey.Kena Betancur | Getty ImagesGoing big on those holiday purchases will cost you — especially if you're in New Mexico.Residents in the Land of Enchantment take 17 months to pay off an average credit card balance of $ 8,356, according to new data from CreditCards.com. Consumers in the state are the most heavily burdened with credit card debt, the personal finance site found.CreditCards.com analyzed household income and debt data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Experian.The size of your credit card balance isn't the only factor in determining whether the debt is truly burdensome.Annual household income also influences how speedily you can pay off what you owe, said Ted Rossman, industry analys
Greta Thunberg: People underestimate ‘angry kids’

Greta Thunberg: People underestimate ‘angry kids’

Science
Climate activist Greta Thunberg said that adults should stop making young people "angry" over global warming.Ms Thunberg was speaking after her arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, after a two-weeks-plus journey across the Atlantic from her starting point in Virginia, US."People are underestimating the force of angry kids," she told reporters.The 16-year-old is on her way to the COP25 climate summit in Madrid.She is taking a stand on more polluting forms of transport by sailing, rather than flying or travelling in cars.Responding to a question from a journalist who said some adults viewed her as "angry", Ms Thunberg said: "We are angry, we are frustrated and it's because of good reasons.Climate summit told of nation's 'fight to death'Wha...
CDC: More than 150K people infected with HIV don’t know they have it

CDC: More than 150K people infected with HIV don’t know they have it

Health
Dec. 3 (UPI) -- More than 150,000 American are infected with HIV and don't know they have it, a new analysis has revealed, suggesting that testing and prevention services "have not reached enough Americans," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Tuesday. The latest CDC Vital Signs report has found that, as of 2017, more than 154,000 people across the country are HIV-positive and don't know their status because they haven't been tested for the virus. This new figure accounts for roughly 14 percent of all of those infected with the virus, and it may contribute to the "stalled" progress in reducing the number of new infections occurring across the country, officials noted. Based on these, and other, findings, achieving the Trump administration's stated goal of ending the...
Here’s what needs to happen to make people smarter about money

Here’s what needs to happen to make people smarter about money

Finance
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is the president of Charles Schwab Foundation and a certified financial planner.Courtesy of Carrie Schwab-PomerantzCarrie Schwab-Pomerantz has a simple message for parents and schools: Teach your kids about money.The certified financial planner — who also is board chair and president of the Charles Schwab Foundation — is on a mission to make financial literacy as important as any other life skill taught, both in school and at home.While Schwab-Pomerantz has been pursuing this for at least 15 years — even working under both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations on financial capability policy — she and other advocates still face a steep challenge.Only 19 states require financial literacy curriculum in high school, and not all of those mandates are created equal
Jamie Dimon says Sen. Elizabeth Warren ‘vilifies successful people’

Jamie Dimon says Sen. Elizabeth Warren ‘vilifies successful people’

Finance
Jamie Dimon is wading into the ongoing feud between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and American billionaires including money manager Leon Cooperman.Dimon, himself a billionaire thanks to his decades running some of the biggest U.S. lenders, was asked by CNBC's Wilfred Frost if presidential hopeful Warren was anti-business."You really have to ask her what she really means," Dimon said in the interview, parts of which were scheduled to air on CNBC's "Closing Bell.""She uses some pretty harsh words, you know, some would say vilifies successful people," Dimon said. "I don't like vilifying anybody. I think we should applaud successful people."Warren has been chiding billionaires critical of her proposal to raise taxes on the ultra rich to help defray the costs of her ambitious plans to reduce inequality...