Americans, Overwhelmingly, Have at Least One Financial Regret and Credit Cards Top the List


Debt.com’s latest research shows how many of them feel worse about it now than last year.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of Financial Literacy Month, Debt.com conducted a survey of 1,000 Americans to uncover their biggest money regrets. The results were eye-opening.

Topping the list of regrets was overspending on credit cards, which was cited by a significant portion of respondents. In fact, 78% of those surveyed admitted to having financial regrets, with one in five pointing to excessive credit card usage as their most remorseful financial decision.