A friend posted that article and, of course, a flood of commenters who are all, “What does this elitist know about saving money?!” “It’s the system!” “It’s interest rates!” “How could an avocado have anything to do with me buying a house?!” “It’s definitely not my poor money-management skills that are the problem!” 🤦♂️ #wereallscrewed
“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.
PA2. Must be 30 years since I watched this last. The glue scene is still awesome. Forgot Bigfoot made an appearance at the end.
Matt McFarland with an article titled “Can we finally retire the overpriced TI-84 calculator?” It is amazing that this line of devices hangs on — which, I think, says something about U.S. school systems. When I was taking high school math classes, I had the then-new TI-82. I never touched it again after I graduated.
So my TV gets Android Marshmellow pushed a couple of weeks ago. Immediately it’s slow and rebooting itself everyday and random videos that used to work now “cannot be played”. But apparently the current version of Android is actually Nougat, which, I’m reading, is much better and fixes these issues. But of course that’s not what Sony pushed. #androidugh