In case anyone is confused, some dude ranted about millennial, with the TL;DR being of millennials didnt spend so much on avocado toast, they could afford a house.
@Of Mice and Men, it reminds me of Jason Chaffetz comparing healthcare to the cost of iPhones.
@Of Mice and Men, and also not concentrating on proper saving and other over-expenditures, but yes, let's only concentrate on the avocado toast part.
@wtninja, Here's the thing, though, no proper saving could help the majority of millennials, 20-30 year olds are the most educated and the lowest paid generation as they enter their careers, millennials wouldn't have enough money to buy a house at 35 even if they saved most of their check each month. The article was based solely on anecdotal evidence and minor statistics (millennials are the largest consumers of digital entertainment and gourmet foods, ergo, they are wasting most of their money on that) he ignores major statistics, like the fact that millennials have higher student loans for the same amount of schooling than previous generations.
@UmActually, my point isn't so much that he is correct, but to say that he is saying that just not eating avocado toast will get you a house is unfair to what he said. What you said is much more fair and well thought out. However, some of the ideas are still good. Such as proper saving and careful budgeting will lend itself to putting you in a better place than doing otherwise.
@wtninja, of course that's true, saving and proper money management is always a good thing. However, that doesn't change the, for lack of a better term, systemic problems with payment and cost-of-living that occur in this day and age.
Gee I'd love to buy a house but dammit have you had avocado toast?!?
BUT I LOVE AVOCADO TOAST
I don't like avocados, does that mean i can afford a house?
*is somehow allergic to avocados*
This may be a stupid question, but what is a millenial?