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$10,000 Credit Debt? You're Not The Only One

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Vermonters have an average of $9,667 in credit card debt, according to the Vermont Financial Literacy Task Force. "Vermont Edition” takes a look at managing credit and debt, complicated financial tools and language.";

Personal finance experts have cautioned us for years that credit card debt is a financial trap. But Vermonters have an average of $9,667 in credit card debt, according to the Vermont Financial Literacy Task Force, and that's better than the national statistics. We look at managing credit and debt, complicated financial tools and language and we learn how younger people deal with debt differently than their parents.

Also this hour, the story of Lenny Burke. As a teenager in the 1970s, Burke was a student athlete who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a basketball game. His family's effort to rehabilitate him led to major research and changes in TBI therapy. VPR's Nina Keck tells his story.

Broadcast live on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.