nonrevolving debt

Consumer Credit Rises Again: Is U.S. Releveraging?

After two years of relative frugality caused by the financial crisis, Americans are again borrowing in a big way. Consumer spending is surely good for the economy, but have Americans learned any lessons about loading up on the red ink?

Despite April, Consumer Credit Remains Mired

Consumer credit rose a slight $1 billion in April, but March's total was deeply slashed -- to a $5.4 billion decrease from the initial $2 billion rise. The revision means total consumer debt has fallen in 12 of the last 14 months.