Earlier this week, I found this infographic about how much the value of small change has, well, changed in the last century.

Thanks to these guys
Thanks to these guys

It usually gets people riled – although someone needs to point out that salaries have moved with inflation as well. It’s not like the people who rent five-bedroom houses still get paid $20 per month…

For more on this issue of inflation and purchasing power, check out “How Teens Can Become Millionaires”.

And Happy Wednesday.

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