Mountaineers descend the summit of Everest. Does your debt feel as high as the tallest mountain in the world? STR/AFP/Getty Images
Fiscal Cliff

Poll: Does your debt feel as high as Mount Everest?

Millie Jefferson Nov 12, 2012
Mountaineers descend the summit of Everest. Does your debt feel as high as the tallest mountain in the world? STR/AFP/Getty Images

The fiscal cliff — it’s everywhere! Politicians are negotiating over it. Bankers are sweating about it. Journalists are writing about seemingly nothing else. We’ve been debating about how high the cliff is, what to do about it and if “cliff” is even the correct metaphor.

That got us thinking: if your personal debt were a physical cliff — a mountain or mole hill — what would it look like? Take our poll, weigh in about how you feel about your debt, and see where you stack up compared to others.


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