Although this poll reflects an understandable sentiment held by many people, discussing the topic of credit card debt can be
cathardic--especially when people realize they are not alone in their struggle with credit card debt.
Nonetheless, the findings and article posted on CreditCard.com are interesting.
Keep reading below for an excerpt from the Creditcard.com article.
"According to the old saying, you shouldn't talk about religion or politics in polite company. Add one more to the list of conversational taboos: Credit card debt. That's the topic people are least likely to want to talk about with someone they just met.
The only other topic that makes people hold their tongues that much? Details of their love lives. Americans are more comfortable talking about politics, their religious views and their ages than they are talking about how much debt they carry on their credit cards, according to a new poll conducted for CreditCards.com.
The poll also found Americans less willing to talk about their debt than they were five years ago, when the recession was just beginning to take shape. About 85 percent of Americans said they are reluctant to chat about their credit card debt with someone they first met, compared to 80 percent who gave the same answer in an identical poll conducted in 2008."
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Morgan Spah is a Minnesota bankruptcy attorney and senior associate at Drewes Law, helping many clients navigate bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related issues. She can be reached by email at email@example.com.