submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Ill start, I never used a check. The only way I can get a house is waiting for my parents to die.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

I once paid for gasoline after I finished filling up, with a personal check for $18 and I remember thinking "Damn, this is expensive."

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

My mom (80) has 20 mil or so. (Dad dead)

But she cares only about partying and home renno and refuses to even buy her kids a cup of coffee.

So we wait like vultures.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

My first bank card was a little book that the bank teller would write amounts in when you deposited or withdrew.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I can remember people using checks at the grocery store and have been a flea market seller then a barber, a cashier, a dance teacher and finally an accountant, still an accountant. I paid off my student loans in 5 years, and Pell Grant covered the tuition.

My younger children will have to wait for me to die to get a house, a couple of the older ones did already. Though honestly I think the prices will crash, that's how I got in the first time, and it's happened again since that time.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

I had to explain to my parents that as an engineer I would never be able to raise a family on a single income

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

One family does that. And while they have a house, they never have enough money for something.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Yeah I could probably afford a house on a single income, but not a nice one, and definitely not with kids.

[-] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago

This will blow minds.

I was a city kid. In 2nd or 3rd Grade I was allowed to leave the house completely unsupervised. One of the things I liked to do was hang out by the local supermarket and ask the ladies if I could carry their bags for them. I usually got a nickle or a dime, One time an older woman gave me an entire quarter and I felt like I'd mugged her because that was so much money.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

When I was 6-7 years old my friend's mom would send us to the corner store to buy her cigarettes. We would use the change to buy candy cigarettes.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

This unlocked a memory for me of cigarette-shaped... I think it was gum. They came in pastel colors and were coated in a fine powdered sugar.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

I had a toy pipe with a gun built into it. If you bit on the pipe stem a plastic 'bullet' would shoot out. I guess Mattel thought there was nothing suspicious about a bunch of 9 year olds walking around smoking pipes.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Sounds like the "undercover spy gear" that was popular for a while. I think there was a cigarette case that folded open and became a gun and, of course, the ink pen telescope plus the ink pen with disappearing ink! And several others as well. It was weird..... we all played outside using our imagination to create fabulous worlds in the same backyard that was a grand prix track yesterday and an undersea exploration spot the day before that. A stick was a horse one minute, a cane the next, a rifle after that , and a baseball bat.... hitting home runs with the bases loaded, winning the world series. Those black walnuts would sail when you made good contact!

Look.... ok..... it's right there in my name...old. LOL

[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Oldest 'high tech' toy I can remember. I was about 5? It was a box with a steering wheel. There was a translucent drum with a light bulb in the center. When you turned it on the bulb would light up and you'd see a road. The drum would turn and the road would 'move' There was a little toy car that you would steer along the road. No dead hookers.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

I use checks regularly. My first job had rules for the benefits of old timers that included pensions and paid out sick time. I own a home. My retirement is entirely dependent on 401k savings. I own life insurance and have done estate planning.

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But you use checks? Hmmm. Parent of kids in school?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Daycare runs on checks.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I have used a check. I'm more likely to be able to get a mortgage and buy a house than to be accepted for a rental again, though I'll likely die before paying it off. I still keep a fair amount of actual cash at home "just in case".

Will be interested to hear your guesses.

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