Half of all gains are between 18 and 30? I'm 31 and earning exactly what I did when I was 23. So considering inflation, I'm going to be eating cat food by 46. Niiiiice.
@moreadventurous When people ask what I do I say "Professional e-mail writer".
I'm not sure which is worse, having a job you love working for people you hate, or working for nice people in a dead-end job that requires no skill and has no impact on anything. Both make you feel totally worthless, but in different ways. I'm currently in the latter and there is no escape.
Wait, they can afford $1,200 a month rent plus all bills and choose to live in this crazy police state of neatness? Guh? Why don't they just buy a house?
@madrassoup Yes! Why the hell is a train ticket from NYC to DC $140 one-way? The bus is $30. If they dropped it to $60 or even $80 I'd take it all the time.
The fourth-to-last paragraph, last sentence has some broken HTML tags that cut out a lot of words.
Most financial planners are old because their clients are old. Most people under 35 don't have any money to invest and/or are incredibly distrustful of our financial system. Younger financial planners aren't going to nab clients from established advisors -- they rely on new ones. But if the fields are fallow...
I am in frequent e-mail contact with corporate lawyers and I'm pretty certain they're all required to put "Please advise." in their signatures (which seems a tad ironic).
War is expensive?! Why didn't anyone tell us?
My understanding of this story is that there was an entrenched culture of illegal activity conducted with impunity and everyone was laughing at it. Is that right?