“Okay, Boomer,” scoff millennials as they hear yet another outdated piece of advice from their boomer parents. Here are the worst pieces of advice about money and work that Boomers can’t let go.
Put All Your Money In Savings
Boomers made a ton of money in the 1980s and 90s when interest rates on savings accounts surpassed yields on investments. Though interest rates are rising, you’ll still get better returns with stocks.
Go To The Company
Boomers got tons of work by marching right up to the boss and demanding a job. It doesn’t work that way anymore.
Get a Loan to Pay Your Loan
When interest rates are lower than your current rate, it can make sense to consolidate your loans. Boomers continue to give this advice despite the rapid increase in interest rates over the past few years.
You Have to Justify Your Raise
Give Your All To the Company
When Boomers were young, hard work paid off. Nowadays, hard work only gets you more work. Your boss won’t promote you for going above and beyond; they’ll hinder your opportunities, so you can’t leave.
You Must Go To College
Millions of Millennials listened to their parents, who said college was the only option. They’re now saddled with outrageous debt they can’t escape and still can’t find a good job.
Anything with a Degree
Boomers also think degrees are as rare as they once were. They can’t believe their kids can’t find good jobs when they have a degree!
Get Rich Quick
Why do Boomers always have a hot new business venture? They’re all about making a quick buck without any work. No wonder scammers constantly target them.
Women Shouldn’t Work
Misogynistic Boomers still think women belong at home. They’ll deride women who choose to work but also think any young couple can afford to have one partner stay home.
Move Someplace Cheaper
Do Boomers not realize that housing costs are rising exponentially across the United States or that the most expensive cities also have the jobs?
You Could Afford a House if You Stopped X
When “X” is any five-dollar luxury that makes life just a tiny bit better. Saving five bucks a week should give us enough for a 10% down payment on a house in about 160 years.
Stay at that Job
Boomers with pensions can’t imagine why younger folks would want to job-hop. They didn’t get the memo that most companies no longer have pensions, and most people make more money when they switch companies.
Saying No One Wants To Work
The common boomer refrain derides younger generations for refusing awful working conditions. Are they right?
Find out why no one wants to work anymore.
Save Money on Basic Living Expenses
You have to live, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here’s how to save money on living expenses.
Build Your FU Money
Want enough money to quit your toxic job and not have to stress about it? You need an FU money fund.
America’s Toxic Work Culture
Our work culture is destroying us. Find out how.
Read it Here: America’s Toxic Work Culture
Realistic Money-Saving Tips for Everyone
Need to save more money? Check out these tried and true tips that nearly anyone can implement.
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