Revealing Research: Montanan’s Aren’t Fond Of This Form Of Payment
I'd wager to bet that most of you have at least one credit card in your wallet.
However, according to recent research from WalletHub, Montanans aren't huge fans of them.
The Diversity of Credit Card Usage
The average American seems to juggle more than four credit cards, as per WalletHub's data.
However, the ideal number of manageable cards varies, contingent upon individual spending habits and regional disparities.
While wielding multiple cards can positively impact credit scores if used judiciously, it can equally pave the way for reckless overspending.
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Tracking Credit Card Surge Across States
WalletHub delved into the upsurge of credit card ownership across different states by analyzing the latest consumer-finance data through four crucial metrics.
These metrics gauged the average number of cards held per person, the rate of new card acquisitions per person during Q3 2023, and the percentage shift in these figures compared to Q3 2022.
Methodology: Assessing Card Ownership Trends
The analysis was based on two dimensions:
- Number of Cards
- Increase in Credit Card Numbers
This comparison relied on a comprehensive evaluation utilizing four relevant metrics, each weighed on a 100-point scale.
The metrics included:
- Metric 1: Average number of cards owned per person
- Metric 2: Average number of new cards opened per person in Q3 2023
- Metric 3: Percentage change in average cards owned from Q3 2022
- Metric 4: Percentage change in average new card acquisitions from Q3 2022
Calculating State Rankings
WalletHub calculated a weighted average across all metrics for each state to derive state rankings.
These weighted averages served as the basis for determining each state's overall score, facilitating a rank-ordered depiction of the credit card landscape across the sampled states.
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