Debt or Weight: Which Topic Are You More Ashamed to Confront?

The real question remains, would your rather tell someone your total weight or your total credit card balance?

recent survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that nearly 40 percent of Americans are more embarrassed about their credit card debt than their age, weight, credit score or bank balance. Surprisingly, credit score came in second with 30 percent of the vote.

Overweight © ULTRA.F/Getty ImagesJust 12 percent of respondents said their weight was the most embarrassing. And only 10 percent indicated their bank balance was humiliating.

The results of the NFCC survey are telling, according to Gail Cunningham, NFCC spokesperson.

“Since consumers revealed that the two facts they’d be most embarrassed to admit are related to credit, it is obvious that they are not comfortable with how they are currently managing their money,” she said in a statement.

CBS MoneyWatch said credit card debt is still a conversational taboo, likely because of the amount of credit card debt people rack up.

The average household carries $7,087 in credit card debt, with the country’s total credit card indebtedness mounting to $854.2 billion. After mortgages and students loans, this makes it the third-biggest debt market, according to the personal finance website NerdWallet.

So, what are you willing to share? Your weight or your debt?

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Source: MSN Money

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