Hey everyone, I’m a Millennial. Rather shocking I’m sure. It’s amazing a young fella like me can find time to write a blog in between stuffing myself with avocado toast and mochachinnos and working 24 hours a week. If you didn’t catch the reference, you’ve probably avoided reading the news in the last week. Click the link to catch up. A brief recap: Aussie developer Tim Gurner said that, in no short sum of words, the biggest obstacle Millennials face in wealth creation and home ownership is themselves.
Needless to say, I’m rather perturbed by Gurner’s assessment. I know personally, I’m not the preferred audience of his Millennial bashing. I am an educated, money-saving, hustler. Heck, I get mad when my kid only eats half of his $7 kid’s meal! I only want to pay $3.50! It’s not the words that upset me. It’s the perspective. Gurner is intentionally ignoring all of the data that says, even though he’s only a decade older than me, he entered a vastly different marketplace than I did – in terms of both home prices and opportunities. Continue reading