17 Ways Consumers Are Changing

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The end of the monthly-payer.

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MACIEJ KORZEKWA—ISTOCK

Many consumers used to be comfortable piling up debt as long as their income could cover the monthly payments. No more. “The era of unbridled, debt-financed consumer spending is over," says one expert, "and the monthly payer is out of action.”

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