Brokelyn has a story about a young woman who has found a way to live in New York on very little money—which is what some of us have to do sometimes when we're young and starting out, have the luxury of having no major obligations, and have little or no debt to worry about.
Things I wished Bellafante addressed in her column that I believe would provide more insight into Federick's spending: Does she have student loans or other debt?
Boy, people sure like creating reports about what millennials like to buy. Today's millennial report comes from AlixPartners, a consulting firm, which says that the future of traditional grocery stores is in danger because young consumers aren't the one-stop shoppers our parents were.
Portland Monthly has an interview with Kelly Williams Brown, who recently penned a book titled Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps, and will be doing a book launch at Housing Works on Thursday (Billfold pal Lindsey Weber will also be there). I'd also like to propose "formal Fridays" where we all wear cocktail attire to work.
Success is a matter of luck. Right place, right time, right economy.
Derek Thompson provides some bad news about the Y generation (average debt for graduates of public universities doubled in a decade; grownup stages like buying a home are being deferred) before offering a tiny bit of good news (young people are "living in an age of affordable abundance"—especially when it comes to entertainment where things like music, movies can be streamed at little cost.
Nothing new here in Anne Lowrey's cursory assessment of everything we know about Screwed Young Folks...