This is interesting:

Mortgage and Lending with Peoples Home Equity Chattanooga, TN

I was looking through some of those Books at Cracker Barrel called "remember when" and just thought I would share a few that I thought were interesting.

50 Years ago:

Cost of Living

New House: $11,975.00

Avergage Income: $4650.00 per year

New Car: $2155.00

Movie Ticket: $1.00

Gasoline: 24 cents ( WOW I couldn't believe this one!)

United stated postage stamp: 4 cents each

I just thought these were interesting and would share with everyone... :) Have a great rest of the week.



Comments (5)

ARDELL DellaLoggia
Better Properties Seattle - Kirkland, WA
Very interesting.  It amazes me how rents have stayed so low while everything else has more than quadrupled, in many cases.  I still haven't found an answer to that.
Jun 06, 2007 05:41 AM
Debbie Baldes
Calling Boise Home - Boise, ID
ABR, SFR, e-PRO, CHS was so much more simple 50 years ago.  People worked hard but enjoyed their families and friends.  This world is so crazy today.  At least it is here in Sacramento, California.  I long to live in a small town somewhere where everyone is not in a RUSH, where life is more laid back!
Jun 06, 2007 05:43 AM
Chuck Christensen
Your Financial Coach - Bellingham, WA
And to think I was so upset when they raised gas to .28 cents per it took about $3.00 to fill up the tank. It was pretty hard to make it when I only made $2.62 an hour part time...and I had a good job working 50 hours a week with no benefits or overtime pay...and yes 50 hours a week was part time, and I was taking at least 9 semester credits at the same time...and I was thankful for everything anyone gave me or did for me...
Jun 06, 2007 05:53 AM
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production
I'll take the gas....
Jun 06, 2007 06:00 AM
Renae Fulton
First National Realty - Southaven, MS

Ahhhh, the good old days!  And how they have changed.

Jun 06, 2007 06:51 AM