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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Wed May 22, 2019, 02:34 PM

8. Well, believe it or not, it wasn't great during the 80s.

I don't know who these people are you're talking to who chastise you, but I know a lot of people who graduated from college in the 80s, never married, don't have kids, and don't own property, much of this related to income. They call us "tweeners". I think we're just under the radar or something, but there are lots and lots of us, and it's discouraging when younger people think that we had no student debt (untrue), left college when they were handing out great jobs like candy (also untrue), and that we dedicated our lives to spending money in a frivolous way and stealing it from future generations. This is simply not the case. Do you know how many new cars I've bought in my life? One, and I kept it for 18 years. I have never been in the ballpark of being able to afford property. I couldn't afford a kid, either. I didn't pay off my student loans until I was in my 40s.

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