The value of money in the 1960s
Now, I'm no math whiz, but I can move a decimal point. If you are a math whiz, I apologize, but in rough numbers that TV dinner would be more like $4.99 today than 49 cents. See what I did there?
And that $1,000 winner would be getting the equivalent of $10,000 today. Not bad!
When you time-travel, you have to know the "exchange rate". And keep in mind that that job you have today would pay less back then. Move the decimal point over one.
Posted by Brad Hall