Oh, the things you could do — and buy — if you weren't buried in debt.

$176,222

The average mortgage debt owed by U.S. households. That could buy his-and-hers ZR1 Corvettes.

$49,905

The average student loan debt owed by U.S. households. They could buy not one but two 84-inch TV sets.

$28,948

The average auto loan debt owed by U.S. households. That could buy a 10-day Alaskan cruise for a family of five.

$16,748

The average credit card debt owed by U.S. households. For that much money, each family could buy five Super Bowl tickets.

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