People tended to confuse their wants with their needs. People thought they had to have a ll the luxuries presented to them through advertisement. Most people did not actually have the money they needed to get all these things, so they used the twenties invention of the credit card. It almost seemed as if they did not care about having debts because of the low interst rates at the time.
People felt more free because they were able to purchase more goods han ever before. This also helped out the economy. We Americans still continue to use credit cards today. People tend to forget that they will have to pay for the item eventually.