@serverburner Thanks for the insight! I now believe that large parties at restaurants, at least those where everyone is ordering off the menu, should be outlawed. What a huge pain in the ass!
I simply ask for a separate check. If I'm treating someone, I ask that they're included on the check.
Reading this gave me anxiety!
We're upper class in terms of income, but middle class in terms of assets or wealth. We live in a modest home where average income is low and home values are low. To feel upper class, I would have to move to a nicer area.
I think I'm making due as a millennial parent. Childcare costs are not crazy in my area and my kids are reaching school age soon. If people wait for the perfect time to have kids financially speaking, they would never have them. But, I do have more resources than my parents had raising kids. (higher paying job) Jax in Sons of Anarchy had a baby. I always wondered "who's watching the baby" while Jax was with the biker gang. Not sure if Jax is a Millenial, but he was a bad ass dad.
@JaneA I like the gift of an experience too. The memories last forever.
After maxing out Roth IRA's and putting 10% into 401K's, we have cash savings for emergencies, cars, and vacations. We used $1K for vacation in March too. March 1st: $24,211.30 April 1st: $24,799.31
@Cnj If more money is always the right answer, then lottery winners, professional athletes, etc. would never end up broke.
@jalmondale I agree with everything you said...I don't agree with the headline "when your paycheck is what keeps you from achieving your goals"
@franceschances Of course I have...but the article highlights Brandi busting her tail for people that continue to be late or call off a job that probably does not have PTO. I doubt they can afford losing a days pay. Yes, Hardee's pays minimum wage. It's just hard to get a higher paying job when your current employer will have a hard time recommending someone who is late or doesn't show up to work.