• BernardaSv/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- You're probably going to die with some debt to your name. Most people do. In fact, 73 percent of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according to December 2016 data provided to Credit.com by credit bureau Experian. Those consumers carried an average total balance of $61,554, including mortgage debt. Without home loans, the average balance was $12,875.The data is based on Experian's FileOne database, which includes 220 million consumers. (There are about 242 million adults in the U.S., according to 2015 estimates from the Census Bureau.) To determine the average debt people have when they die, Experian looked at consumers who died from October to December of 2016,It found that 73 percent of consumers had debt when they died. Sixty-eight percent of those with debt had credit card balances. The next most common debt category was for mortgages (37 percent), followed by auto loans (25 percent), personal loans (12 percent) and student loans (6 percent).
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  • ipopba/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Can't seem to find a reasonably-priced summer flight? ABC News' travel editor gave her top three tips to "Good Morning America."1. July 9 is the day to avoid this summer, according to CheapAir.com, an American online travel agency. The site analyzed hundreds of thousands of airfares and found the Sunday after July 4 will cost $100 more than the average fight this summer at about $480. In general, Sundays are a day to avoid flights as they’re popular with both leisure and business travelers. July is the most expensive month to travel behind the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays.2. If price is more important than anything else, June 6 is your day. Tuesdays are almost always the cheapest day to fly, no matter the season. Can't make June 6 work? The second half of August is also a good bet after many schools are back in session.3. Good news for summer travelers: Airfare is trending slightly cheaper this summer than last, about $20 per ticket. That said, expect fares to go up as the summer gets closer. Average summer airfare is about $380, so keep that price point in mind when shopping. If you're in that range, you're getting a fair price.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) -- The aviation-safety arm of the United Nations has called for all newly-designed planes to have video cameras in the cockpit, according to a letter obtained by ABC News. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) sent the letter to national aviation regulators.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- OK Foods Inc. is recalling about 933,272 pounds of its breaded chicken products over fears that they may have been contaminated with metal and other materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.The recall was initiated after five consumer complaints were issued over metal objects found in the chicken producer's "ready-to-eat" chicken products, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday."After an internal investigation, the firm identified the affected product and determined that the objects in all the complaints came from metal conveyor belting," a USDA statement said of the Oklahoma City establishment.The statement added, "There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products” and that the products “should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”The recall affects products dated from Dec. 19, 2016, to March 7, 2017.The company did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(STROUDSBURG, Pa.) -- What would it take to get you to put down your phone during a meal?Sarah’s Corner Café in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, is offering a deal for people who want to enjoy a meal, and each other, unplugged.They’ve set up so-called “family recharging stations” at tables where you drop your phone into a basket.“They let the server know and the server will bring over a basket with old fashioned Hangman and Tic Tac Toe and pencils because those games are interactive instead of coloring, which is solitary,” owner Barry Lynch told ABC News of how the restaurant's phone-free meals discount works.If families make it through the meal without looking at their phones, they’re rewarded 10 percent off their bill.“A lot of people are starting to do it and it’s taken on a life of its own,” said Lynch. “I get huge feedback. Massive feedback.”The idea for the “family recharging time” came to Lynch after observing many of his customers.“There’s one particular family I knew used to come in on Sunday for breakfast after church. I knew the dad and the mom and two kids and we’d always say ‘hi,’” he recalled. “Every time I went over, one or two of the kids and sometimes the parents would be on the phone. I also knew the dad would commute to New York for work every day, which takes a lot of time. I asked him about that and he said, ‘Yeah, I still do it. It’s so nice to be together and these breakfasts are rare.’ And when he said that, I thought, ‘Oh wow. Something is going on here. I need to do something.’”Lynch is thrilled by the positive response his phone-free meals have gotten and hopes they continue to enrich his customers’ family time.“I just thought it was such a shame not to have more time together just to talk,” he said. “Look at my eyes. I’m here with you. How was your day?”
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Popcorn sales are skyrocketing, with Americans eating three billion gallons a year. And now, there are new gourmet flavors ranging from the simple to exotic.But as the variety goes up so does the price tag. In fact, some premade brands cost eight times what you would pay if you made it yourself at home.So do you have to spend a lot to get a great bag of popcorn? ABC News got to the bottom of it. You can watch the full investigation below:
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