July 31 - A new survey found that 72% of Americans would rather keep their current debt than gain 25 pounds. Bobbi Rebell reports.
The daily digit is 72 percent. 72 percent of Americans would rather keep their debt than gain 25 pounds and be debt free. That according to a new survey by Harris interactive for personal finance company Credit Karma. Now- when things get more serious - the tone changes. When asked to choose between bankruptcy and obesity, 62 percent said they would rather be obese if they could be debt free. Age is also a factor- younger Americans - those between 18 and 34 years old were more likely to worry about their looks compared to those over 55 years old. And in terms of gender, while the majority of Americans think more about their appearance than their debt- the numbers were higher for women than men.