Twitter Is Getting Real About What You Should Have Accomplished By Age 35

Recently, MarketWatch published a piece that offered up some financial advice to millennials - namely, that you should have TWICE your annual income in savings by age 35. Given about 80% of millennials are currently in debt (meaning they have net NEGATIVE savings), wages are stagnant, and cost of living is increasing at a shocking rate, the advice seems pretty laughable (at best). I mean - WOULD it be nice if we could all have TWO TIMES our annual income in savings by age 35? ABSOLUTELY. The problem is that the world is set up in a way that makes such a thing incredibly, incredibly difficult for the majority of Americans, many of whom are still swimming in student loan debt, working the "gig economy" to make ends meet, and dealing with rising rent costs every day.

And since we can't really affect any meaningful change to a system powered by money (and, as we established, WE DO NOT HAVE THAT MUCH MONEY), all we can do is laugh and joke about the ACTUAL realities of being 35. Hint: none of it involves having tens of thousands of dollars in savings.



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Although, really, this is the most important one: