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When prices, pay don't add up

Inflation crimps the urge to spend

By Robert Gavin
Globe Staff / October 24, 2004

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DEDHAM -- After more than 25 years of sitting in the same rickety chairs and eating at the same worn table, Peter and Joan Stefans were more than ready to replace the decades-old dining set handed down from Joan Stefans's parents. But almost as soon as they started looking, the bills landing in their mailbox persuaded them to stop. (Full article: 1232 words)

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