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Old 04-07-2021, 05:38 AM   #41
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:48 AM   #42
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People in their 20s and 30s back then would be in their 70s now. If those same people decide to wear polyester jumpsuits again Im isolating at home for another year.
This made me laugh because a friend of mine actually posted a picture of himself sunday in his BRIGHT YELLOW 70's leisure suit bragging that it still fit. I told him he looked like a Pit bull wannabe! He did it as a joke, but he did wear it to church and an Easter egg hunt with his DGK's.
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I was a teen when those suits were popular. We kids laughed at them every bit as much as anybody does now.

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This made me laugh because a friend of mine actually posted a picture of himself sunday in his BRIGHT YELLOW 70's leisure suit bragging that it still fit. I told him he looked like a Pit bull wannabe! He did it as a joke, but he did wear it to church and an Easter egg hunt with his DGK's.
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Old 04-07-2021, 12:41 PM   #44
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I think we may have to start the "save the baby polyesters" movement once again. I would hate to see thousands of them slaughtered for disco jackets and the like.
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Long sideburns, gas lines, high inflation and 12% CDs.

I'd take sideburns and 12% CDs.


I remember as a kid walking into a bank and seeing 20 yr CD 14%. I think most of us in here would gladly take that today... wow...
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I remember as a kid walking into a bank and seeing 20 yr CD 14%. I think most of us in here would gladly take that today... wow...
I recall giving heart-felt thanks at being allowed to assume a Navy guy's 10% VA mortgage as OUR mortgage when we first purchased in Hawaii in '83. We did all the paperwork by fax because the guy was on an aircraft carrier at time of sale. I remember thinking it was something close to a miracle carried out by magic. YMMV
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In '83, I had a savings account paying 13%. I could eat out on what I was making every month! (But I didn't). And tax-exempt munis were paying a lot, too. I worked every scrap of OT I could and put all the extra pay in those.

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When we had a house built in 1990, the best rate we could get - with sterling credit mind you - was 10%. Then rates started falling. We refinanced at least 4 times.

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