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There was a time in American history when it was normal for middle class families to own a house in the city and one out in the mountains or Florida or somewhere else.
originally posted by: Tardacus
When I was a kid people had more disposable income because there were a lot less things to spend it on.
There was no cable T.V. no computers no cell phones no video games no jet skis no internet no big screen T.V`s etc
there were a lot fewer things competing for your dollars back then, after buying a house and a new car what else was there really to spend your money on except a second house and a second car or RV.