Is your standard of living higher than that of your parents when they were your age?
That's pretty amazing
My parents lost their business when they were my age, and things got very tight financially for them. I have vastly more financial assets than they did at my age. (Note: they started a new business, and today have a standard of living far beyond mine. So happy for them!)
Yeah, his one hour tasks could stretch into months. Mama didn't appreciate it, but we kids got a lot of laughs.
I own my own TV set, free and clear.
..happiness & satisfaction - which matters a lot more to me - I'd say about equal.
Monetarily, my parents were much better off than I am. At 66 my dad had a 2nd-career job he loved, they had 2 cars & a house they owned outright, the ability to travel when they wanted. I have no job, no car (by choice, but it would be hard to afford), don't own a house. In terms of general..
can't imagine how much harder that kind of thing is when it's your biological parent or the only parent you've known or something like that. I'm sorry,
Hey! If I were comparing my life now to my ex-step-morther's at my age, then I'd say the same thing.
There's a reason she's my EX-step-mom. Dad told her to pick between the drugs or us (they were trying to get full custody of me) and she chose the drugs.
Why thank you very much.
I was around when my parents were my age... My car is paid off, i have a mortgage, a savings account, and $0 in debt. Yes, I feel my SOL is better. My mom would say no because I shop at thrift shops and don't do salons...
Babies are absolutely amazing boy do you get tired with them not of him but they make you just exhausted. I take care of a three and five-year-old a lot. The other day she told me that she told herself when she ate lunch if she could have more jellybeans. She had some I told her that was one of us
You're pretty fantastic, too, by the way, Tops. :)
I don't want my 20's back (okay, well, maybe I'd re-visit some of the highlights of my son's baby year if I could) and I'm cautiously optimistic and hopeful that my 30s will be better.
There were large chunks of it that stunk ;) There are benefits to being on your own & being "free" (emotionally speaking, definitely not financially, lol!) but I sure do like having a partner that's got my back through life's ups & downs a lot more than being "free." …
Aww, thanks. ☺
I honestly had to read the question & my answer a couple of times just now to make sure I hadn't gotten anything backwards or confused or anything. Im running on not much sleep so I was sure it was my error. Lol.
And I'm glad I'm not 20 any more. …
Yes I miss read but I regret it I understood I still think you're pretty awesome lady.
standard of living that we'll ever see in our whole lives.
Did that make sense? It's kind of hard to word.
Now, at 30, I'm in a better place than they were at 30-ish.
Neither one of them has ever gotten back to the financial status they had together in their early-20's or that my dad had in his late-20's. I'm hoping that my little family and I have not yet hit the highest peak in our…
I was saying when I was in my early 20's their standard of living was higher than mine when I was in my early and mid-20's (a lot higher, in fact) but around the time they were 30 both my parents were divorced & the divorce combined with the economy at the time meant they both took a huge hit financ
No, no, I'm 30. Just turned 30, in fact. ;)
I think a more proper term is "nomad"
No, it's the same. Got my worth ethics from mom. =)
HA! I'm sorry, that's funny.
My mom's family didn't have much money, and I believe my father's family was a solid middle class. So yes and no.
I'm gonna say no... My parents were married, owned a house and I was already born (at my same age)
I don't have any of those =\
To avoid a VERY long story. Particularly dad. Both fled unhappy upbringings to slums of Brooklyn. met. Learn english. Work their tails off. Have 2. Move to FL. Work their tails off more. Raise 2 kids & buy a home. Separate, but never divorce (over 40 years). Higher std...yes. equal effort...never.
My mom, yes. My father, no. He grew up in the Middle East with servants around him at all times.
The map is the exact opposite of what I expected. I'm truly inspired by so many people that overcame humble beginnings and have achieved so much!
These comments are great!
Two words: Internet Porn
Definitely. We were very poor when I was growing up. They worked but didn't make much. We never had anything "new". I own my home, have a nice car, kids are well provided for, etc. we also have a great retirement plan which my folks didn't have.
We're mostly saying yes... It's gotta be Obama's fault.
That's not really true, I would rather get tossed around like a sock monkey in prison then live in Oklahoma.
I think so. Livelihood in Oklahoma is bad, but it has to be at least a little better than a prison cell.
I am a small business owner. They just knew I was going to follow in my fathers footsteps and join the Air Force.
No debt... That's awesome! Good for you!
What are you? What did they want you to be?
My dad had already retired and became a professional procrastinator.
When my parents were my age boredom existed, and now apps like this and the Internet exist
Yup. Then again you can't really compare the late 70s to now. Technology was nowhere near what it is today. I'm sure my parents would have found a way to go broke trying to afford the latest gadget.
Sorry I laughed at that but it made me chuckle. I can kinda relate.
Quinnipiac most of the people I know today are pretty happy with what they have and don't sweat the things they don't have either. My parents are an example of how a middle-class family today is better off than a similar family 25 years ago. Remember what it used to cost to fly commercial? Crazy.
Yes, but then again I don't have a nasty coke habit.
But I bet they didn't sweat the things they didn't have like we do nowadays.
Access to pornog - 1970s: a half hour to dress and drive to closest skeevy movie theater (think date scene in Taxi Driver). 2010s: approx. 3 seconds.
I keep a thing in my pocket that in mere seconds can help me find information and help me communicate with anybody around the globe. I would have to say yes.
Any kid under 21 with an apple or android product answering this question should answer yes
Oh no not at all I love farms and farmers! I was just saying how back in my parents farm area they wouldn't have even imagined some of the technology we have today. Im not trying to offend farmers at all! Farm=good city=good
It is higher because my wife and I have been smart with money from the start.