These debts all need to be repaid, and meanwhile finance companies are pulling in a lot of interest payments from the loans, which total well over a trillion dollars.
Of course, we've had seven years of prosperity since the last recession, so there's no doubt that all debts will be settled, right? But last year set a record for the number of personal bankruptcies filed! This year may break that record.
So have a look at the numbers and see what they say to you.
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