Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : Monday Motivation…What's a Nickel worth?

Monday Motivation…What's a Nickel worth?

Monday Motivation…

I remember my grandfather always saying that something wasn’t worth a dime.  To a kid back in the day a dime was a really big thing, ‘cause if we got a nickel we were in tall cotton.

I soon came to understand that if something wasn’t worth a dime it WDimewas considered “Worthless”.  Seeing that my grandfather could have been considered quite opinionated at times there weren’t many things that were worth a dime.  Then I found this quote by Yogi Berra and it so fits today’s economy:

“A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.”

Yogi Berra

I haven’t gone back and researched what a nickel is worth today but when we used to be able to go to the movie, get a tall soda and a big bag of popcorn, and stay all day for just a quarter!

I am thinking that a nickel isn’t worth a plug nickel.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsDon Rogers • March 07 2011 06:47AM


Oh my gosh, haven't heard that phrase for such a long time, and it brought back memories of my dad's speechs to me growing up. He taught me much, on handling money and saving - it's keep me out of trouble where others spend, spend, and spend more when "was it really worth it?"

Posted by Carla Harbert, RE/MAX Omega: Lorain-Medina County Area ( over 9 years ago

It seems that everthing is out of hand. I remember gas prices under 20 cents a gallon for premium and they would wash your windows and check you oil. Now gas, premium, is approaching 4 dollars a gallon and you wash your own windows and check your own oil. Maybe a buck today isn't worth what a plug nickel used to be. Enjoy the day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 9 years ago

I was trying to calculate how much gas you could buy for a dime.......sort of gave me a headache.  Maybe a few drops?

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 9 years ago

Great blog Don!

Your blog is worth a "buck" to the new folks or a "double saw buck".

10 years ago my buddies and I called a $20 bill a Yuppie Food Stamp because it would buy 2 folks a decent meal at a nice place...

Now, a $50 is a Yuppie Food Stamp!  So Yogi Berra WAS correct...

A Nickle ain't worth a Dime, anymore!


Posted by Tom Waite, So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments (Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker) over 9 years ago


I agree it takes just a little saying to recal alot of memories.  I especially like the good memories.



I have a picture of me in 1963 standing infront of a gas sign and it says .199 per gal.  Those days are long gone aren't they?

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 9 years ago


I am thinking that you may need to know some calculus to get the answer you are looking for.



I wonder what Yogi would call todays economy?

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 9 years ago

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