I love skimming through old newspapers and magazines to see what kind of things people were concerned about in their day and to glean any wisdom/insights from different generations. Just as Charlie has shared what he’s learned from his grandpa about the Great Depression and living as a farmer – there is so much precious gold in history.
I thought it would be fun to look back 100 years ago to the day at some old personal finance related news articles and ads (namely, the New York Times and the Minneapolis Morning Tribune – now, the StarTribune). It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come since the type-set newspapers! (all items are from August 7, 1913)