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2021-04-23 8:20:42 AM  
No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.
 
2021-04-23 8:32:30 AM  

bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.


Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.
 
2021-04-23 8:40:18 AM  

raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.


Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)
 
2021-04-23 8:52:09 AM  

bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)


Yeah, i do but thats because i went to college with them, and not my own graduating class.   I had a delay between HS and college.  Most of my friends are younger than me, too.   And we all have significant student loan debt that adds to our commiserate .
 
2021-04-23 8:59:46 AM  

bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)


Generation Oregon Trail

/40
 
2021-04-23 9:16:10 AM  
I've got two 20-something offspring still living at home.
They'll probably be here for a while as housing prices (renting or buying) are f**kin' insanely high.
"Multi-generational" is the term/nom du jour we like to throw around.
No retirement for moi until the situation changes.
 
2021-04-23 9:33:20 AM  
Back in 2007 I moved home for a few months to house sit (rent free) while they spent the winter down south. It was an excellent time of decompression after university. They came back in May and I was out on my own in June. It helped that they lived in the middle of nowhere and there were no options for me and my computer science degree.

It wouldn't have been a bad place to work remotely, though.
 
2021-04-23 9:38:04 AM  
Yeah, when pay hasn't gone up in years but rent/house prices keep going up people are going to have trouble affording places to live.
 
2021-04-23 9:38:32 AM  
My brother never moved out of dad's house. He's getting married this September. I can't help but wonder if they are going to get their own place.
 
2021-04-23 9:38:33 AM  
Millenials are always the problem.  First we spent all our money on avocado toast, then we didn't work the non-existent jobs, then we didn't buy enough Harley's, now we have simultaneously driven the housing market to sky high levels while we move back in with our parents.  Its almost like it might be a slow news day...
 
2021-04-23 9:38:42 AM  
A trend piece from the NYT is always bullshiat.  What does that say about a trend piece from the NY Post?
 
2021-04-23 9:39:46 AM  
That would be weird if I did that considering a different family lives there now.
 
2021-04-23 9:40:36 AM  
Cool, let me know when your mom goes to the stores and ill come over and finger blast you.
 
2021-04-23 9:40:39 AM  
Certainly feels weird being a "Millennial" that didn't grow up with internet or social media but having to endure all the stereotypes that I did.  40 is only a couple weeks away for me.  I wouldn't mind being with my parents as my new house that I could only afford after saving all my life is the same size as my parent's anyway (It's tiny).
 
2021-04-23 9:41:14 AM  

TelemonianAjax: bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)

Generation Oregon Trail

/40


Damn right. I'd high five you, but you broke your arm and I just died of dysentery.

/just turned 41
 
2021-04-23 9:42:36 AM  
Ha, joke's on you. My parents sold my childhood home, so it's a totally new bedroom.
 
2021-04-23 9:44:21 AM  
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2021-04-23 9:44:37 AM  

GutFunk: I wouldn't mind being with my parents


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2021-04-23 9:44:43 AM  
In FARK's mind, they are all 23 and shiftless barista potsmokers.
 
2021-04-23 9:45:06 AM  
Yep. My husband and I bought a two-family house (not that easy to find with a limited budget and a limited supply) a few months before COVID, so we could house one of his daughters and her son. I had a pretty good hunch that multi-family homes could be more sought after in the future.
 
2021-04-23 9:45:11 AM  
Thankfully a lot of people's parents self immolated with expensive divorces and lost their homes ages ago.
 
2021-04-23 9:46:58 AM  
Wait what? When did they move out in the first place?
 
2021-04-23 9:47:19 AM  

cide1: Millenials are always the problem.  First we spent all our money on avocado toast, then we didn't work the non-existent jobs, then we didn't buy enough Harley's, now we have simultaneously driven the housing market to sky high levels while we move back in with our parents.  Its almost like it might be a slow news day...


The other day I was picking up some arugula (to help destroy iceberg lettuce) and craft beer (which I drink either not enough of or too much of, depending on which industry is writing the article,) and I accidentally dropped a nickel in the parking lot of an abandoned K-Mart/Applebees complex that I helped kill...and I didn't pick it up, because who uses coins anymore?

I tell you what, I felt like Conan the Destroyer, (at which point I had to cancel myself for promoting toxic masculinity.)
 
2021-04-23 9:48:25 AM  
I wish I could go back to my childhood bedroom. :(  I still have all the furniture from it; does that count?
 
2021-04-23 9:48:37 AM  

TelemonianAjax: bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)

Generation Oregon Trail

/40


I Can get behind Oregon Trail Generation. I used to make all my crushes my "family" and then I would put the pace at strenuous and try to kill them off to see which one would make it to the end and I was meant to be with.
 
2021-04-23 9:49:05 AM  

TelemonianAjax: bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)

Generation Oregon Trail

/40


Simpsons Generation.
 
2021-04-23 9:49:05 AM  
Well if it isn't the predictable results of the race to the bottom of corporate America coming to fruition. Lets all make sure to mock those in this position when they are all really victims of the criminal syndicate working hard to keep Americans, dumb, poor, and distracted. Remember it can't happen to you, you're too special, you have it all figured out. Until its your job which is 'not economically viable' that is.

I got lucky, managed to buy my house in the great recession and landed a good job in a semi stable field. But even so most Americans are one month of no income away from this reality if not worse and its a condemnation of our society as a whole.
 
2021-04-23 9:50:17 AM  

oldfarthenry: I've got two 20-something offspring still living at home.
They'll probably be here for a while as housing prices (renting or buying) are f**kin' insanely high.
"Multi-generational" is the term/nom du jour we like to throw around.
No retirement for moi until the situation changes.


Well, living at home gives them time to build a nest egg.  When I was living with my parents after college, I worked crazy amounts of overtime and socked away a pretty good chunk of change.
 
2021-04-23 9:50:17 AM  

bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)


I think technological changes and/or big societal changes better define generations more than the arbitrary year choice (at least in North America). My childhood memories are firmly pre-internet, mostly pre-computer (they were around but uncommon in my area until later in my childhood), all of my schooling until college was administered without the assumption you'd have access to a computer, I think one kid at my high school had a cell phone, 9/11 happened my last year of high school, etc.  Technically I'm a millennial, but so is someone born in 1995 and their experience of the world growing up has been vastly different than someone born a couple years before me who's technically a "different generation".
 
2021-04-23 9:50:30 AM  

Subtonic: TelemonianAjax: bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)

Generation Oregon Trail

/40

Simpsons Generation.


I wasn't allowed to watch the Simpsons because my parents are insane. But I was watching Cheers and Nightcourt from the time I was a preschooler.
 
2021-04-23 9:50:38 AM  
As long as my Cindy Crawford calendar is still hanging up, I'm in!
 
2021-04-23 9:51:45 AM  

RedComrade: Well if it isn't the predictable results of the race to the bottom of corporate America coming to fruition. Lets all make sure to mock those in this position when they are all really victims of the criminal syndicate working hard to keep Americans, dumb, poor, and distracted. Remember it can't happen to you, you're too special, you have it all figured out. Until its your job which is 'not economically viable' that is.

I got lucky, managed to buy my house in the great recession and landed a good job in a semi stable field. But even so most Americans are one month of no income away from this reality if not worse and its a condemnation of our society as a whole.


Yeah, but think about how much cocaine and pussy the guys who dont end up homeless will get!
 
2021-04-23 9:52:51 AM  

ace in your face: Subtonic: TelemonianAjax: bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)

Generation Oregon Trail

/40

Simpsons Generation.

I wasn't allowed to watch the Simpsons because my parents are insane. But I was watching Cheers and Nightcourt from the time I was a preschooler.


Being forbidden to watch the Simpsons is another hallmark of the eldest millennial tier. Imagine that being controversial today.
 
2021-04-23 9:53:15 AM  

bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)


I'm 42 (Jesus) and xennial seems to fit me.

But also, naming generations is the softest of the 'soft sciences'
 
2021-04-23 9:53:15 AM  
My 3 millennial kids would all be homeowners, except #3 keeps getting outbid. Boston real estate is crazy right now. You offer $80,000 overs asking, waive inspection and waive appraisal, and still don't get it.
 
2021-04-23 9:53:31 AM  
You had a childhood home? Lucky. My folks decided to move around every couple of years (and they continue to do so).

I really hate the question, "So where are you from?"  because my options are either a fifteen minute oral dissertation or a very evasive response.
 
2021-04-23 9:53:48 AM  
I remember pieces like this from the late '80s, with older Gen-Xers graduating college into a period of contraction in hiring that included the 1990 recession, being unable to find work, and moving back home.  That was also round about the time that older workers started delaying retirement past 65, preventing those below them from being promoted, and so on down the ladder, with younger workers staying in entry-level roles a lot longer than they had anticipated, and those roles thus not coming vacant due to promotions as one might have expected.  That whole trend was what signaled the end of the "40 years and a gold watch" "Organization Man" "just wait and you'll get your turn" approach to the employer/employee relationship.
 
2021-04-23 9:55:29 AM  
The weird part is that parents would leave their kids bedrooms as is for 25 years after they've moved out like some kind of creepy shrine.
 
2021-04-23 9:57:51 AM  

bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.


According to Google millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, meaning they are 25 to 40. My son will be 21 later this year, definitely Gen Z.

Solty Dog: My brother never moved out of dad's house. He's getting married this September.


It used to be more common for people to move straight from their parents' homes to their own places when getting married.
 
2021-04-23 9:58:27 AM  
Just preparing to inherit the place. Mortgages are for chumps.
 
2021-04-23 9:58:45 AM  

abhorrent1: The weird part is that parents would leave their kids bedrooms as is for 25 years after they've moved out like some kind of creepy shrine.


Mine has been converted into an art studio where my old man paints nothing but surrealist clowns. I don't visit often.
 
2021-04-23 9:59:45 AM  

GutFunk: Certainly feels weird being a "Millennial" that didn't grow up with internet or social media but having to endure all the stereotypes that I did.  40 is only a couple weeks away for me.  I wouldn't mind being with my parents as my new house that I could only afford after saving all my life is the same size as my parent's anyway (It's tiny).


"Millennial" generation is the one that essentially grew up in parallel with the internet.  The oldest of us getting the internet on dial-up around the junior-high years (Exceptions, of course).  Cell phones were getting big around that time, with many of us getting one during the late analog, early digital phase.

/40 at the end of the year.
 
2021-04-23 9:59:47 AM  
Well, yeah. Starter homes are dead - whenever they appear, a developer buys them, tears them down, and builds a 4BR monstrosity. Rents are insane, wages are shiat, and most of them are in debt because of insane college tuition. The market has had trillions poured into it to make sure the financial system stays solvent and the rest of us? We can go fark ourselves.

Every break Boomers got and Gen X got part of is gone. The Greater Depression is coming because as the boomers die off, the generation that can afford to buy goes away, and gets replaced by Gen Z - who can't afford ANYTHING. At some point, the real estate market will shatter, then the banks die, then, well.

I'd like to think we'd build something better but that's bullshiat. It'll be fascism or theocracy.
 
2021-04-23 10:00:12 AM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: My 3 millennial kids would all be homeowners, except #3 keeps getting outbid. Boston real estate is crazy right now. You offer $80,000 overs asking, waive inspection and waive appraisal, and still don't get it.


When we bought, a couple of years ago, it was cash offers that killed us.

We had a house we loved, and we bidded considerably over asking knowing that they intentionally priced it low. Conventional mortgage, 20% down, AND we provided financial statements, plus a letter from the bank that went a step beyond the standard pre approval, saying, "Trust us, there won't be any problems on their end getting the loan"

Got a call from my realator that night. "They want final bids in in 2 days. They like your offer, but want a bigger down payment, as there are several all cash offers in your ballpark. Think you could sweeten your downpayment by like 200k? You can always refi after it closes and pull it back out"

Uhh.....look lady....lets assume for a minute i can, and that is a hell of an assumption. How in gods name do you expect me to come up with it in a few days, because if i have that dough kicking around, it isn't going to be sitting in a checking account or savings account.

I think a huge part of the problem is how the Realtor system works. They aren't on your side. If there was a profession i could just see run into the ground its them. Regardless of if you are the buyer, all they want to do is close on a house as fast as possible for the highest dollar amount.
 
2021-04-23 10:00:43 AM  
Moved back in with my parents at the end of 2019, covid and major mental health problems after leaving the military made for a great combo.  Oh and housing prices are batshiat insane.

/Still fighting the VA too, so that's fun.
 
2021-04-23 10:01:19 AM  

bostonguy: raerae1980: bostonguy: No, they are 20 to 40, maximum.

Ill be 41 this year 😒  so....yeah we're creeping up there.

Just curious: You identify more as a millennial than Gen X? I'm 40 and have always been torn between the two. (There a term for that: Xennials.)


My people.

/42
 
2021-04-23 10:01:53 AM  

abhorrent1: The weird part is that parents would leave their kids bedrooms as is for 25 years after they've moved out like some kind of creepy shrine.


yeahhh, short of some sort of trauma, like the kid passed away, i've never understood bedrooms being left pristine.
After i moved out, my stuff got a "corner in the garage" and each time i stopped by to visit, i brought a bit more back home with me.
 
2021-04-23 10:03:09 AM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: My 3 millennial kids would all be homeowners, except #3 keeps getting outbid. Boston real estate is crazy right now. You offer $80,000 overs asking, waive inspection and waive appraisal, and still don't get it.


Yep. Don't need appraisal or inspection because they're just going to tear down whatever's there and build the largest home they can on the property, because that sells for more and they make more money.
 
2021-04-23 10:04:06 AM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: My 3 millennial kids would all be homeowners, except #3 keeps getting outbid. Boston real estate is crazy right now. You offer $80,000 overs asking, waive inspection and waive appraisal, and still don't get it.


Your kids are going in with all cash offers then?  I think they're doing fine, maybe not for Boston, but in general.
 
2021-04-23 10:06:54 AM  

Theeng: Moved back in with my parents at the end of 2019, covid and major mental health problems after leaving the military made for a great combo.  Oh and housing prices are batshiat insane.

/Still fighting the VA too, so that's fun.


Hugs. I moved back in with mine in 2016 when I got divorced because I can't live alone because I get agoraphobic when I am alone due to PTSD (crime trauma, not service related).
 
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