November 18, 2023 at 9:47 am

Woman Shares the Lifestyle Her Parents Were Able To Afford In The 1990s On Teacher Salaries – ‘This is where I grew up, on a lake.’

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@allyrooker

Ahhh, the good old days.

When Americans who worked middle-of-the-road jobs with average salaries were able to buy homes and cars, and even go on vacation with some money to spare!

Well, guess what?

Those days are LONG gone.

And a woman named Ally posted a video to remind viewers of just how good folks used to have it.

Source: TikTok/@allyrooker

Ally filmed her video from a house with a beautiful lake and told viewers, “This is where I grew up, on a lake.”

Ally’s parents were both schoolteachers, so it says a lot about how times have changed that two educators were able to provide their family with this kind of life.

Source: TikTok/@allyrooker

Ally said that she and her fiancée make the same amount of money today as her parents did when she was in high school and that they don’t own a house.

Times are tough, folks!

And it definitely shouldn’t be this way…

Source: TikTok/@allyrooker

Check out what she had to say.


ah to be 30 years old in 1990 not 2023 🙃 #housingcrisis #capitalism #millenial #boomer #housing #inflation #teachers #teachingontiktok

♬ original sound – Ally Rooker

Here’s how folks reacted on TikTok.

This person thinks they know what’s really going on here…

Source: TikTok/@allyrooker

Another person shared a depressing fact.

Source: TikTok/@allyrooker

And this person said that even though their mom made sacrifices, this kind of stuff just isn’t possible these days for most people.

Source: TikTok/@allyrooker

Times are tough, indeed…

And these kinds of videos are making all of us depressed!