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I am concerned, of course. It is a terrible situation that the country’s gotten itself into. My family didn’t buy things on credit the way people do today. Most people in my generation had a mortgage, maybe, but that was about it. And we worked hard to pay that off. And when we finally did, we had a mortgage-burning party to celebrate that we were no longer in hock to someone else. It was considered rather shameful to buy things on credit, shady almost. But times sure have changed, haven’t they? – Charlie, 83, Ashland, Maine

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