Originally Posted by Cali-Glock
Borrowing too much and living beyond your means has sadly become the brainwashed-so-called-American way.
So true. I'd say that the ease of buying big items on credit (without sufficient financial backing for said credit) and the inability of people to delay gratification are largely responsible. I grew up knowing that if I wanted something, I had to "save up" for it. That hasn't been a common approach for many years.