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HailHailtoMichigan!
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I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
Sure college debt is a problem, but it’s only a problem for people who didn’t use their college years to obtain a marketable degree.

Millennials also claim housing more expensive, but that is because unlike boomers who fled the cities (almost every major city on the eastern seaboard lost significant population in the 60s,70s,80s,90s) for cheap suburban wide open land in the sunbelt and west, millennials are obsessed with reversing that trend and moving back to cities and trendy college towns. That will mean they have to deal with higher prices of homes and units.


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
This couldn’t be more wrong.

Let’s also add in, the very common, 1-2 year unpaid internships on top of that. Sky rocketing cost of vehicles too.

And plenty more....


RogerTheShrubber
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
Everyone should because it's 100% bull shite.

They live in some of the best economic times with a lifestyle of ease.


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
Vehicle costs are rising because they are coming with far more bells and whistles

You really want to see what boomers were driving in their 20s?


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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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Vehicle costs are rising because they are coming with far more bells and whistles

You really want to see what boomers were driving in their 20s?


I don’t give a shit, at least you could afford a vehicle.

How much was your smartphone bill in the 70s/80s? And don’t tell me that’s a luxury because it’s now a necessity. Society functions on them.
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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millennials are obsessed with reversing that trend and moving back to cities and trendy college towns. That will mean they have to deal with higher prices of homes and units.


This trend is starting to reverse. Millennials aren't in their 20s anymore. The nice but small apt in a trendy part of the city isn't cutting it. If you're in your 30s now and have a wife and want a kid and a dog you need a back yard.
They are starting to move to the ex-burbs.


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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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Everyone should because it's 100% bull shite.
It is.

The boomers didn’t carry around he sum of the worlds knowlege in their pocket. Millennials have more opportunities than any point in the history of mankind. It’s not even close.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
So genius, explain to me why car companies weren’t able to charge high prices for cars back then? Why would they only now decide to bilk consumers?


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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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Vehicle costs are rising because they are coming with far more bells and whistles


Vehicles also last twice as long as they did 30 years ago.

Plus you aren't paying 15% interest on a note.


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Homesick Tiger
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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You really want to see what boomers were driving in their 20s?


When I was in my twenties I still remember a/c being optional when buying a car or truck.


tiggerthetooth
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
Quality of life is way better. A lot of millennials contributed nothing to obtaining that quality of life.


Millennials do have a beef with the college scam though. They were preached and preached to about how college is the end all be all.

How many stories of "first generation college grads" have you heard where the person graduates in some completely useless discipline? Waste of time.

The problem is companies demand a lot of college grads in fields that have nothing to do with any college degree.

We need to stop forcing kids to take a shite ton of liberal arts courses. Taking a few is okay, but as it stands theres about 40 hours of college credit wasted on useless garbage, and even more credit hours that arent directly contributing to the degree.


Liberal arts degrees should not be publicly funded in anyway shape or form.

They should just have kids start directly into things like law school right out of HS. Let law schools choose their candidates earlier and do a 4 year law degree program, just as an example.

The entire education system needs to be cut down and overhauled. Theres so much fat.


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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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The boomers didn’t carry around he sum of the worlds knowlege in their pocket.


Cost $$$ to do that...


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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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Millennials do have a beef with the college scam though.


It's like reporters never ask those millennial pipefitters and welders and offshore workers how they feel about current situations. It's always the college millennials that get air time on the news.


Taxing Authority
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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I don’t give a shit, at least you could afford a vehicle.
This is BS. The cars boomers bought had manual transmissions, roll up windows, AM radios, and A/C was optional.

Millennials are too spoiled to buy anything resembling that.

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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
They all want to live like their favorite cool hip TV star. It cost a lot to live that way. To make it in your 20s and 30s, you got to start those life decisions making smart choices and make sacrifices. By the time you hit your 40s you should be on cruise control. 50s should be fine tuning for retirement. Being frugal or modest is a virtue.


Zach
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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When I was in my twenties I still remember a/c being optional when buying a car or truck.


Hell, I remember when new cars didn't come with seat belts.


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SoulGlo
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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Sure college debt is a problem, but it’s only a problem for people who didn’t use their college years to obtain a marketable degree.

Millennials also claim housing more expensive, but that is because unlike boomers who fled the cities (almost every major city on the eastern seaboard lost significant population in the 60s,70s,80s,90s) for cheap suburban wide open land in the sunbelt and west, millennials are obsessed with reversing that trend and moving back to cities and trendy college towns. That will mean they have to deal with higher prices of homes and units.


Every one of their supposed problems is self-inflicted.

I hire them for summer work. They would rather make very little money and take out student loans just to stay in town instead of make great money for a few months out of town... even with all expenses and housing covered.

I have zero sympathy for them.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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Millennials do have a beef with the college scam though. They were preached and preached to about how college is the end all be all.


Even in my day, most people couldn't go to college unless you had scholarships or parents paid for it.

I always laugh at the wusses who think they "struggle" today when life is so easy.


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Taxing Authority
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re: I reject the idea that young adults/millennials “have it harder” than boomers at that age
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Cost $$$ to do that...
No. it doesn’t. It’s an opportunity.

Ultimately you’re demonstrating the problem here.

You have opportunities (assets) you see as expenses. Likely because you use your phone to consume content rather than put it you to learn, communicate, etc.


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