Debt is one of my biggest pet peeves. I HATE DEBT! Just to give you an idea of how much debt Americans are in here’s a few statistics from NerdWallet, $764 billion in credit card debt, $8.63 trillion in mortgages, $1.17 trillion in auto loans, $1.34 trillion in student loans, and $12.73 trillion in other kinds of debt. The average credit card debt balance is $6,184.16. Households with new auto loans pay an average of $503 a month for 68 months. So you can see, we’re are a long way from debt-free living!