According to the current Consumer Price Index, the inflation rate is zero percent. But for many people, their cost of living doesn't reflect the data's averages. - 

Throughout our week-long series, Consumed, we've looked at the state of the consumer economy and whether we can afford it.

Here's a quick glance at how much money we spend, what kind of debt we're in, and what's changed about the economy since the financial crisis five years ago.




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