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Changing Times: Prices Then and Now

Founded in 1947, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine will soon celebrate its 60th year. Much has changed over the past six decades. Technological advancements have improved many products, and consumer choices have multiplied. Prices for everyday items have fluctuated -- some have gone up, others have gone down. Curious to know what a refrigerator, TV, car or cup of coffee cost in 1947? And how that compares with today's prices? Take a trip down memory lane and do some comparison shopping. The slide show begins to the right . . .

By Rachel L. Sheedy and Amy Pollak
Reporting Assistance: Elizabeth Ody
Photos: iStockphoto

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