Debt Trends & How to Retire Early

December 13, 2017
Updated 4mo ago
Your Cheddar hosts Kristen Scholer and Tim Stenovec recap the day's biggest news stories. The Federal Reserve will wrap up its two-day policy meeting Wednesday afternoon. The central bank is likely to raise short-term interest rates by a quarter percentage point. This would be the 5th such increase since the Fed began raising rates from near zero two years ago. Credit card debt in America has reached $905 billion dollars, according to a recent NerdWallet survey. Kimberly Palmer, Personal Finance Expert at the company, joins Cheddar to explore some of the reasons behind the increase. Plus, imagine being able to retire in just ten years by cutting down your costs a little bit today. Scott Trench, Vice President of Operations at Bigger Pockets and author of "Set for Life," joins Your Cheddar to discuss setting up what he calls your "financial runway."