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When I first moved to the San Francisco Bay Area as a little kid, one of the first things I ever saw on television was the local Furniture USA commercial. The commercial was simple: a pudgy, middle-aged man named Ed Barbara would shout at the camera about how easy it was to get credit, and how he wanted more customers. No co-signers. No credit references.