OK so remember I bought a few of the Little House on the Prairie books recently. I've been reading them on and off. In the one I just finished, I was fascinated and saddened by how much it sounds like today. They are in debt to multiple people. Laura doesn't realize how many debts they have, because Manly doesn't want to tell her. Manly keeps splurging on things they don't necessarily need, putting them even more into debt. Laura is continually stressed about being in debt.
It's just so darned sad. :(