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To: listenhillary
My wife and I both worked for minimum wage when we started working @ $2.85 an hour. Had food, housing, a car, took vacations and put away money for a down payment on a house. It took 7 years to save enough money, but we did it.

So you were able to save money for the house, buy a car, take vacations on mimimum wage? Did you have children too? When was it?

151 posted on 05/16/2005 6:40:13 AM PDT by A. Pole ("Truth at first is ridiculed, then it is violently opposed and then it is accepted as self evident.")
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To: A. Pole

We did fine.

It was in the 1980's. You know the evil Reagan years when seniors were forced to eat dog food to survive and we had interest rates of 15% at the beginning of the decade. First mortgage rate was about 12%.

One child that we put in a Montessori school for a couple of years until we saw the light.


152 posted on 05/16/2005 7:42:32 AM PDT by listenhillary (If it ain't broke, it will be after the government tries to fix it)
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