Millennials Are Dragging Boomers Who Say We Can’t Afford Homes Because Of “Netflix Subscriptions” And Ordering Out

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Millennials Are Dragging Boomers Who Say We Can’t Afford Homes Because Of “Netflix Subscriptions” And Ordering Out

Houses literally used to cost $12,000. Like, goodbye Cheryl.

Despite mortgages out-pacing our income, the Times recently shared that some boomers have offered this advice for millennials “complaining” about finding affordable housing: “Cancel the Netflix subscriptions and stop ordering takeaways.”

Baby boomers have some advice for millennials struggling to buy a home: cancel the Netflix subscription and stop ordering takeaways
https://t.co/iLhEq7HzgW


Twitter: @thetimes / Via Twitter: @thetimes

In response to the unsolicited advice from our out-of-touch elders, millennials and Gen Xers alike shot back with facts, jokes, and incredulous reactions. Here’s how they responded:

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@thetimes I’m a boomer and we bought our first house when I was 21, so did my friends.
Life was much easier for us than young people today.
Some old people have conveniently short memories.


Twitter: @patanna / Via Twitter: @patanna

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Food $200
Data $150
Rent $800
Gardening supplies $3,600
Utility $150
someone who is good at the economy please help me budget this. my family is dying


Twitter: @no_goblins / Via Twitter: @no_goblins

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@thetimes Lecturing people from the house I got for fifty bucks and a signed frank sinatra picture at a time when only whites could buy homes


Twitter: @joemayall / Via Twitter: @joemayall

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@thetimes *searches for graph which shows how much mortgage payments/deposits have grown as a percentage of income over the years 🙄Times are hard. Give them a break FFS


Twitter: @mrsslippy / Via Twitter: @mrsslippy

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These boomers, tomorrow: “Hey, can you come over and log the TV into the Netflix again? It’s telling me the subscription is canceled??” https://t.co/pMil5lp8pF


Twitter: @only_living_grl / Via Twitter: @only_living_grl

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@thetimes Ever since I canceled my Netflix sub, I am rolling in $$$. Just bought a mega yacht, a private jet, and a few mansions. Looking at picking up an island or 2. I wonder if Greenland is available.


Twitter: @AndyWashburn1 / Via Twitter: @AndyWashburn1

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@thetimes Hey young people, it’s easy as that. Save £100 a month by cutting Netflix and takeaways and in 41 short sweet years you will enough for a deposit on your very own flat in Swindon!!


Twitter: @FiascoNo42 / Via Twitter: @FiascoNo42

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@AudiSun07 @WhatEvil @everysongsung @thetimes The best thing is looking at Zillow and seeing how ppl are selling houses for 300k USD more then they bought it in 2020 🙃🙃

Nothing added. No new roof or anything. Just 300k more then what they paid 2 years ago.


Twitter: @AlsoKnowAsRed / Via Twitter: @AlsoKnowAsRed