Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 29, 2019


Elizabeth Keatinge tells us about the places in the country where the most credit card debt is. Buzz60, Buzz60

Americans are notorious for racking up credit card debt, but reveals a frightening statistic: A good 39 million Americans have been carrying credit card debt for at least two years.

Meanwhile, 14 percent of folks with credit card debt have been carrying a balance for at least five years, while 7 percent can’t even remember how long they’ve been in debt.

When we think of the reasons why people might end up with credit card debt, it’s easy to point