In the 80's I had a CD as a kid that paid like 12-13%. I eventually bought a Mustang with the money and I think much of what I used came from that CD. That's why at that age we all thought Reagan was a good POTUS, it's probably why I was a Republican back then. as I got older I realized that inflation meant everything, not just my CD. At the time I was still living at home and paying very low rent so inflation was not relevant to me.