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Sunday, January 13, 2013

33% Owe Less Money Than Last Year

A recent Rasmussen poll shows this one-in-three American adults (33%) now owe less money than they did a year ago.  39% owe about the same amount they did last year, while 26% owe more.

This doesn’t say how much more or less Americans owed, but still is a good sign that there might be some deleveraging of American households despite the weak economy since 2007.

It’s all in the presentation!

I note that the Rasmussen headline writer runs the numbers the other way:

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Usually I’m a “glass half empty” kind of guy, but this time I’m more encouraged by the news than Rasmussen is.