Here’s a snapshot of personal debt in America.

Ever since Bill Clinton’s come-from-nowhere presidential victory in 1992, all candidates – Democratic and Republican – have adopted the mantra, “It’s the economy, stupid.”

With credit card and student loan balances at all-time highs, we believe the 2016 campaign motto should’ve been, “It’s the debt, dummy.” And we’re not talking the national debt, which is also at record levels. No, we’re talking about personal debt. If voters once cast ballots according to their pocketbooks, next time they might vote based on their loan balances.

That’s why we report on where the candidates and their political parties stand on personal debt issues, and when the president does something to affect your wallet. We’ll ask them questions, investigate their own personal debt, and give voters a little more information before they cast their votes.

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