Consumer thoughts on debt

Debt: Even some affluent worried

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Debt: even some affluent worried

How do you feel about your level of debt compared to 12 months ago?

Reflecting the economically uncertain times, lower-income workers feel the least secure about their debt loads. Among those with incomes less than $30,000, 31 percent say they are less comfortable with their debt than a year ago. Yet, even high earners aren’t immune to debt fears. Of workers earning more than $75,000, 17 percent say they were less comfortable with their debt compared to a year ago; 20 percent of people in that income category felt that way in December.