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The cost of summer fun through the years

The cost of summer fun through the years | ketchup: © adirekjob/Shutterstock.com, polka dots: © Aksenova Tatiana/Shutterstock.com, small hamburger: © Alexandr/Shutterstock.com, Pastel sky background: © Anelina/Shutterstock.com, Lawnmower: © anton_novik/Shutterstock.com, Kids throwing baseball: © ChromaCo/Shutterstock.com, Push lawnmower: © Dennis Jacobsen/Shutterstock.com, Flames: © Doczky/Shutterstock.com, Astroturf: © Dogholiday/Shutterstock.com, Baseball bat & glove: © George Dolgikh/Shutterstock.com, Baseball plate: © Iasha/Shutterstock.com, Spoon: © Kawia Scharle/Shutterstock.com, Sprinkles: © Kim Reinick/Shutterstock.com, Vanilla Ice cream cup: © M. Unal Ozmen/Shutterstock.com, Chcoclate Ice cream cup: © M. Unal Ozmen/Shutterstock.com, Vector icecream: © Monkik/Shutterstock.com, BBQ family: © Robert F. Balazik/Shutterstock.com, Picnic table bg: © slava17/Shutterstock.com, Hamburger flag toothpick: © sonia/Shutterstock.com, Big Hamburger: © stockcreations/Shutterstock.com, Grill: © tereez/Shutterstock.com, Vector baseball bat: © Yuliyan Velchev/Shutterstock.com

*The Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator covers 1913 through the present. These pre-1913 prices were adjusted for inflation using different government data that include 1800 through 2013. Check out the inflation calculator.

Prices back in the day always seem like they’re much lower than what we pay today.

But low prices aren’t always so economical when you adjust them for inflation.

Here’s a look at the cost of four summertime favorites, then and now.

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Pay your rent on time?

Want mortgage lenders to know about it?

For renters who want to establish credit, their single largest monthly budget item is not proving to the bank that they can manage their monthly payments.

Good renters are clearly hurt financially by not having their rent reported on their credit histories. 

But what about those who are late on rent?

Read more on whether rent payments should be included in credit reports.