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.Updated: May 23, 2018 18:03 IST
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 35, you should have twice your salary saved, according to retirement experts: https://t.co/QoVA6EFpHJ— MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) May 12, 2018
“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:
By age 35 you should have a huge box of cables but you can't throw them out because you're pretty sure you still need a couple of them but you're not sure which ones— Lori G 🌸 (@LoriG) May 19, 2018
By age 35 you should have learned to only write down the tasks and goals you’ve already accomplished so you can pretend everything is going just wonderfully.— Patrick Nathan (@patricknathan) May 17, 2018
By age 35, if you're a first-generation-anything daughter, you should have put a younger sibling through college, bought your parents a house, be raising the child of a deadbeat brother, and function as family bank, social worker, and gender anxiety projection screen.— Shailja Patel (@shailjapatel) May 22, 2018
By age 35 you should have a shelf full of books you can't read because they're not ebooks, but can't throw away either because you intend to read them.— Kiran Jonnalagadda (@jackerhack) May 20, 2018
By age 35 you should have approximately 10 times the existential dread you had when you graduated high school.— Greg Hillis (@gregorykhillis) May 20, 2018
By age 35 you should have at least one draw in your house that anything can go in. Pens, wires, sandwich bags, forgein coins, menus, lighters....the works.— Michael Parr (@MikeParrActor) May 21, 2018
By age 35 you should have bought way more comics than you could ever hope to read yet still go into the shop every Wednesday to get more.— Joshua Yehl (@JoshuaYehl) May 23, 2018
By age 35 you should have reached that stage of time confusion where you're convinced the 90s was only 10 years ago.— Jen Williams (@sennydreadful) May 21, 2018
By age 35 you should have a junk drawer filled with USB flash drives you’re reluctant to throw out because you don’t know what’s on them but are reluctant to plug in because... you don’t know what’s on them— aloria 🦔 (@aloria) May 20, 2018
First Published: May 23, 2018 13:31 IST