One of the things that bothers me about this article (and often about this site in general) is how often they talk about rich people being "lucky." I understand that there are some people out there who got their wealth by chance, but this guy doesn't seem to be one of them. "I put a ton of work into figuring out how to make a career out of what I liked." "I went to a small state school nobody’s heard of, who paid me to keep my GPA over 3.25," "I did about six years of school work in four years." This guy obviously worked HARD. He wasn't just dicking around all of his twenties and then stumbled into a pile of cash. The thought that we can only obtain wealth through "luck" is a very self-destructive way of thinking, and I hate how The Billfold spreads that idea. It may relieve you of feeling responsible for your poor financial situation, but also takes away any control for you to turn it around. If you think that luck is the only way people get rich, you are never going to get there yourself.
@polka dots vs stripes uh you still pay for it. It just comes out of your paycheck in the form of a tax.
Barring the hurricane reference, how are these fees evil and wrong? Should people be able to overdraft their account (i.e. take money that isn't theirs) without consequence?
I've lived within an hour of Dayton my whole life. I think it's always considered the worst out of the three (Columbus, Cinci, Dayton) but my friend who live there always seem to have fun. It's a typical midwestern city. Minor League baseball, art museum. The young professionals hang out a The Green or The Oregon District. The Oregon has a good art/indie vibe. The Green is a mall. That pretty much sums up the city of Dayton. Not bad, definitely not great
Oh I can so relate. I'm on a three month streak of eating the same salad everyday for lunch. Sometimes I eat it for dinner too. I can't get enough. I do this with a lot of foods where I love it and love it and love it and then one day... I just don't anymore.
I actually like this plan. I think that as a society, we place a little too much value in presents. And they can be EXPENSIVE. Not to mention the cards and wrapping paper to go with it. My grandparents always gave me savings bonds, as I'm sure a lot of other 90's kids did. But now that I'm in my 20's and they are coming due, I am really thankful. And that way you can contribute little by little instead of all at once. Also, you won't be coming to birthday parties empty handed.
I was planning on doing this tonight! I buy larger cuts of meat (pork shoulder) slow roast it with some spices. Freeze the leftovers. Chicken breasts can be expensive.
@Leslie aaannddd I really want to fix the typos in my previous post, but I can't figure out how to delete or edit. Settle for my apologies?
Thanks for writing this! The buzz around "Girls" has been bugging me so much. I kept thinking, "if this is the voice of our generation I don't want to be a part of it." Living life like this makes for great Facebook posts and TV shows but thats about it. I'm so tired of these "What's Wrong With Todays Twenty-Somethings!?" articles that come out about once every three months. And I'm tired of shows like "Girls" proving them right. I am by no means old-fashioned. I don't think that we have to get married and be a housewife, or even settle for a cubicle job. I just think that we should focus on what we really want, and not settle until we get it. Sidenote: it would be nice to see some articles, TV shows, and blog posts about twenty-somethings who have it together.