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How People React to a Credit Increase

Wharton professor Nicholas S. Souleles studied how borrowers react when lenders increase the amount people are allowed to charge on their credit cards. Not surprisingly, folks who are nearly maxed out quickly use a lot of their new credit. But wihtin six months of the credit increase, he found, even cardholders with with credit to spare carry bigger balances.
        Categories:  Debt,Ratios
        Reporting Pub:  Newsweek
        Reporting Date:  8/27/2001
        Article Title:  Maxed Out
        Article Author:  Daniel McGinn
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