As of 2005, the Americans have incurred over $735 billion in credit card debt. Why the large number? It’s because credit card debt accumulates easily. Credit card debt happens when a client uses his credit card to purchase an item. For every month that the client fails to meet the required payment, late fees and penalties are charged. Also, as long as the debt remains unsettled, the interest gradually increases the amount of the debt. This is how credit card debt accumulates.
People keep on swiping their credit cards even though they still have outstanding payments. Before they know it, they would max out the credit card and they would find that they are thousands of dollars in debt. In order to afford the things they want, they will get a new credit card. The same cycle may happen and that’s when people start drowning in debt.