Every year the insurance people send me a birthday card about how things were in 1981. Things like which movie won Best Picture, which song was on the top of the charts, etc.
One of things is "averages." This is the part that I am going to be sharing today:
Average Income 1981: $25, 065
Average Income 2009: $50, 986
Average New Home 1981: $68,900
Average New Home 2009: $218, 400
No wonder more people are broke today--their salaries only doubled while their house prices tripled.