One in Three Consumers Fear They Will Max Out a Credit Card

  • Written by Jessica Dickler of CNBC

Despite the dangers of high-interest debt, more consumers are testing the limits of plastic.

To that point, more than 1 in 3 Americans — or 91 million people— said they’re afraid they’ll max out their credit card when making a large purchase, according to a new WalletHub credit cards survey. (Most of those polled considered a large purchase as anything over $100.)

“A healthy amount of fear is justified,” said Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of WalletHub. “Issues stemming from large purchases more often concern people making too many of them, for the wrong reasons.”

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