“When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for $19 ($15) and four coffees at $4 each,” said Tim Gurner, 35, an Australian property tycoon who reportedly has almost half a billion dollars in the bank. […]
“This generation is watching the Kardashians and thinking that’s normal – thinking owning a Bentley is normal. They want to eat out every day; they want travel to Europe every year.” — David Reid
I don’t know anything about “smashed avocado”, but… yes. Entitlement is everywhere these days.
There’s no way I can post about younger gens (and even my own) not saving money and/or spending unnecessarily without coming off like a curmudgeonly old man (“Back in my day…!”), but as someone who paid off tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt in only a few years without any help, I can vouch for this. That’s how I did it — cutting out all of the “small” luxuries that nickel-and-dime us everyday. If you think that $5 Starbucks latte isn’t hurting you that much financially, you’re very wrong. I’m not saying don’t buy it, but I am saying understand the opportunity costs of it. And also understand that, just because your friends on Facebook or the Kardashians are buying something, that doesn’t make it a good idea for them or you.