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    Americans Would Rather Stay in Debt Than Pack on Pounds

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    The old saying goes that you can’t be too rich or too thin, but according to a recent survey, if Americans had to pick between the two, they’d go with thin.

    The old saying goes that you can’t be too rich or too thin, but according to a recent survey, if American’s had to pick between the two, they’d go with thin.

    The survey, conducted by Credit Karma and Harris Interactive, revealed some attitudes that may surprise you.

    For example, 72% of participants said they’d choose carting their debt around over hauling an extra 25 pounds of bodyweight.

    Overall, 64 percent of Americans questioned admitted to thinking about their appearance more often than they do their debt.

    Younger responders were noted to be more likely to put looks first.

    Gaining weight turned out not to be all about looks, as over 70 percent said health concerns trump financial ones any day.

    Things got real when bankruptcy entered the conversation, though.

    62 percent of participants said they’d rather deal with obesity than they would with filing for bankruptcy.

    Along with the survey results, Credit Karma released information about their average account holder. Among them, a score of 664 and around 210 thousand in total debt is the norm.