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Millennials on Twitter are bonding over ‘By age of 35’ hilarious meme and it’s relatable

Twitter users expressed their anger and anxiety with memes over an article that says millennials should have saved double of their salary by 35.

world Updated: May 23, 2018 18:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
financial news,savings,retirement plan
S-based financial news web portal published an article that said the amount a person should have saved by 35 should be double of their salary.

People on Twitter are scratching their heads and totally trolling a US-based financial news web portal over its advice on the amount a person should have saved by 35.

“By 30, you should have a decent chunk of change saved for your future self, experts say — in fact, ideally your account would look like a year’s worth of salary, according to Boston-based investment firm Fidelity Investments, so if you make $50,000 a year, you’d have $50,000 saved already,” the article published by Market Watch in January read.

“By 35, you should have twice your salary, the firm said. The median retirement savings for a worker in their 30s was $45,000, according to Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, which looked at workers’ retirement accounts including employer-sponsored accounts and individual retirement accounts,” it added.

The article caught the attention of Twitter users only after Market Watch promoted it on May 12 on the social media site. Even after all those months, it clearly didn’t go down well among young people on Twitter, who claimed that the goal was not for “real people”.

As they joked about the advice in the article, they expressed their anger and anxiety, saying it does not take into account real issues like health insurance, mortgage, taxes and unemployment.

“This is awesome advice! If you never have a) cancer, b) divorce, c) prolonged unemployment d) college tuition or e) anything that makes up a real fucking life,” Twitter user Rene Syle wrote.

Moira B said the article was fit for those living in the year 1988.

“By 35, in 2018, you might have to choose between retirement savings and health insurance, but sure @marketwatch, pretend we’re in 1988,” she tweeted.

In no time, the disagreement over the article gave birth to a meme and millennials on Twitter came together to troll the article with hilarious responses, using ‘By age 35’ as a common phrase. We are sure that everyone can identify with it.

Here are some of the best responses:

First Published: May 23, 2018 13:31 IST