No. of Recommendations: 5
It wasn't that much different in 1962-67. Min wage was $1.15 raised to $1.25.

Student loans were almost unheard of. It wasn't easy to work and go to school back then either. I imagine there was not a bigger percent working and going to school than there is today. It would be interesting to know. Median and low income folks just couldn't go to college.

Not the 60s but in the 70s, one brother was working in a steel mill earning $12/hr and another brother was working construction at $8/hr. Both earned enough in the summers to pay for college and graduate with a surplus in their bank accounts. Back then, good paying summer jobs for teenagers were more plentiful than today.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.