As 2012 begins, the economic picture seems pretty bleak. But looking back, no matter how rose-colored our memories of the past might be, each era has brought its own serious financial challenges. In the slides that follow, MoneyRates.com looks at the last 50 years in 10-year increments. And what you'll see is that each decade brought challenges that, for the most part, have been faced successfully.
The financial landscape of decades past
Remember When? Money through the decades.