Dang it, why are they not working more jobs?!

  • @[email protected]
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    I just signed a new lease on a single family home that went for $3,400 in 2020 and $4,100 in 2024, David. The landlord didn’t improve or change anything in that period, they just can charge more because everyone else is doing the same. The number of shit holes I’ve seen going for hundreds more than they went for just the year prior is fucking infuriating.

    The house I grew up in, a massive 3 story, 6 bed 3.5 bath, pool, deck, 2 car garage home, with a basement was built new in '95 for $330k. That home sold last year for $1.6M.

    I’ve worked full time hours and sometimes more every year of my life since age 16. I can’t afford a home because people use property as income sources and they’re stealing my income to pay their mortgage off and then some.

    Maybe landlords should get a job and earn an honest wage instead of taking mine.

    That all said, I’m hoping to escape the rental market in 2-4 years time because my partner has managed to save up enough to put a down-payment on a 2 bed, 1.5 bath 1,500 Sq ft townhouse (that goes for roughly $550k) BECAUSE HE STAYED AT HOME WITH HIS PARENTS UNTIL AGE 32 INSTEAD OF PAYING RENT

    • @SuperSynthia
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      152 months ago

      Funny enough ( not funny at all actually) your old grow up home adjusted for inflation accounts for just under $700k. So they added 900k on top of that. Over two times the price for the same home accounting for inflation

    • @Alk
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      102 months ago

      I have to buy a house to take care of my aging mom (long story, it’s the best way I promise, I wish it wasn’t), and it will be my wife and I, my sister in law, and my mom with her retirement pay all living in and paying for one house, and we still can’t afford most 3 bedroom houses. Not even in a big city. It’s madness. The 3 non-retirees I listed all make more than minimum wage. It’s infuriating that 3 employed adults can’t afford to house and take care of one single elderly person in the current state of the US.

  • @frickineh
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    352 months ago

    I volunteer to run Dave Ramsey over with a bus. He’s an out of touch dipshit that no one should take seriously.

  • @taanegl
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    322 months ago

    Delusional boomer vomits his priveliged opinion all over the stage. News at '11.

    • SteefLem
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      12 months ago

      Just stop with the avocado toast and starbucks

      • @taanegl
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        12 months ago

        …and those damned machiatos.

  • PP_GIRL_
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    Mfer I’m about to move back with my parents specifically so I can buy a house. Even cutting back luxury spending (read: eating more than rice every night), my rent takes up too high of a percentage of my monthly income for banks to loan me money. I’ve managed to save up enough cash for a 20% down-payment on a modest house, but banks still won’t loan the other 80% because half of my paychecks go directly to rent.

    But I’d expect nothing more intelligent from a property-flipping UTK alumni. This kind of stupidity is exactly what that university spits out.

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      192 months ago

      Yeah, but have you thought of instead of moving in with your parents you just worked jobs non stop? You don’t have to spend on housing if you work 24/7.

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        This has been one of my friends suggestions to me, he brags about how he does bullshit jobs and works multiple at the same time and now is a perfect time for me work about 3 jobs at once even though he is a project manager and “software developer” and I am customer support and installation which means I have no time and work 50+ hours a week and am only allowed to bill 40. He makes 360k a year and works like 12 hours a week in total.

        My dad recently suggested I hire people in India to do my job and then pocket the extra money and find a new job while they do my work.

        I fucking hate modern society.

    • @ITypeWithMyDick
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      52 months ago

      You should be getting 5 full time jobs, thats what our parents did, thats how they got it so nice! Bootstraps boy!!!

  • The Assman
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    272 months ago

    We millennials are this close 🤏 to not being blamed for everything. Come on gen z, it’s your turn!

  • @[email protected]
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    252 months ago

    Dave Ramsey is not a finance guru. He’s a corporate whore who is paid to shill whatever narrative he’s told to.

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    Why does the article mention his stupid opinion and then refute it with statistics?

    At the turn of the millennium, the median house sold in the U.S. went for $165,300, per the St Louis Fed.

    By the end of 2023 that median had increased more than 150% to over $417,000—excluding a peak at the end of 2022 when it sat at near $480,000.

    The National Association of Realtors has highlighted income hasn’t kept pace—for more than half of 2023, the median family income didn’t meet the qualifying income to be able to purchase an existing home with a 20% deposit.

    For those who may want to move out of their mother’s basement, rent has also more than doubled in the past 20 years while the median household income has increased just 10%, per the St Louis Fed.

    Just leave that ghoul in the dustbin and quit feeding him.

    Edit: next do FBI agents:

    https://www.wbur.org/npr/1243982287/fbi-agents-housing-costs

    • @[email protected]
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      72 months ago

      Although it does feel like rage bait and they’re making money off the clicks/engagement…

      If it’s true that they are

      • reporting something that he said
      • didn’t take him out of context
      • adding additional context
      • didn’t explicitly tell the reader one opinion or another

      that would be good journalism right?

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        Yes, that’s true. At the same time though, the above points can be made about articles reporting some outrageous or stupid thing Trump said, but is it really necessary to publish such a piece or would resources be better spent elsewhere? I guess it depends on the goal of the outlet- progress, propaganda, or profit.

  • @gastationsushi
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    232 months ago

    Ramsey is allowed a large platform because he kept to the script of never blaming real power for societies woes. But I wouldn’t even call this propaganda, it’s just older generations being assholes to younger ones. Nice world he’s leaving his family.

  • Kid_Thunder
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    I’m a millennial and worked since I was legally old enough in my state. I did use a small loan for my first car and paid for my own insurance policy and gas. I went into the military as soon as I could, worked hard and bought a house.

    I bought my house during the housing bubble burst and couldn’t really afford rent in a one bedroom apartment. Rent kept raising every year as did housing prices. I was very worried about food, electricity, water and rent every month. I made too much to get any benefits. I moved to a shithole in a small meth town and then the bubble burst and buying a house was cheaper than rent.

    I was lucky. Very lucky. People now aren’t so lucky and are working hard but calculating grace periods every month to pay some other critical bill. Going without, skipping meals, living on the bare necessities and this piece of shit that has zero perspective because ‘he made it’ in time just says “they aren’t working”.

    All while unemployment has been at a historical low all while there is a housing availability crisis. He has to be very willfully ignorant and thus dishonest.

  • Pistcow
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    142 months ago

    When he dies, let’s all eat avocado toast on top of his grave.

  • Captain Baka
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    122 months ago

    Another proof that boomers actually know shit about how the world now runs.

    • Melkath
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      112 months ago

      Another proof that boomers never actually knew shit about how the world runs.

      FTFY

  • @Bdtrngl
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    72 months ago

    Is there a non paywall link so I can at least read the article before calling him an out of touch piece of shit?

  • @reddig33
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    52 months ago

    “Slams!” Everyone take a drink.