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How does America’s credit card debt stack up?

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Americans’ credit card debt escalated to unprecedented heights as the economic crisis unfolded. CreditCards.com took various statistics on that debt and converted those amounts into $1 bill stacks.

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Americans’ credit card debt escalated to unprecedented heights as the economic crisis unfolded. CreditCards.com took various statistics on that debt and converted those amounts into $1 bill stacks.

How tall would the average household’s credit card debt be in a pile of $1 bills? What would all Americans’ credit card debt combined look like in a stack of Georges? Click through the slide show to see how high American debt really goes.

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15.09%
Airline
16.88%
Cash Back
17.38%
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17.04%
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18.58%

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