Many Americans dream of a debt-free future but few are doing anything to plan for that scenario, according to a new survey released this week by LendingTree.com. Moreover, the vast majority of people who are most concerned about their debt have no intention or definitive strategy to manage it, but instead are planning to make big-ticket purchases that will make their financial situation worse. Occurring at a time of year when people traditionally take stock of their finances, The LendingTree.com Smart Borrower Survey finds that many Americans long to become smarter borrowers but have quite a ways to go. LendingTree.com hopes the survey, which polled 1,000 consumers, will highlight the importance of approaching debt wisely through smarter borrowing techniques and decisions as we enter ...
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