Americans love their credit cards, no matter what their age. But does the way the 50-plus crowd uses plastic differ from that of their younger counterparts?
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The AARP Bulletin teamed up with the independent research firm ORC International on a national poll. Here are the results.
Americans and Their Credit Card Habits
|How many credit cards do you have?|
|10 or more||1||2|
|In the last six months, have you missed paying at least the minimum balance on a credit card?|
|What types of purchases or payments do you make using your credit card?|
|Monthly bills (utilities, phone, etc.)
The results were taken from a survey of 1,019 adults age 18 and older conducted Feb. 23-26, 2012.