Thank you for showing us the error in our ways.
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One of the biggest stories to come out of this week’s news cycle was Australian millionaire Tim Gurner sharing his words of wisdom with millennials: stop with the avocados.

The real estate mogul is convinced that if we cut back on the avocado toast, we’d all have enough money to buy ourselves homes. And ya know what? He’s 100 percent correct.

Because it’s not like there’s anything else standing in the way between you and your beautiful, new Victorian home. It’d be different if, say, you were struggling to pay off over $30,000 in student loan debt while not having received a legitimate pay raise in years. Maybe, just maybe, if home prices were on the rise in every favorable city in the nation we could give you a pass.

But since none of these things are true, Gurner’s point really hits home.

"We should be able to see that in order to reach financial independence we need to sacrifice physical health and well-being..."

Besides, what good is McDonald’s dollar menu if not for feeding us the absolute lowest quality of food for a reasonable price? Obviously, we should be able to see that in order to reach financial independence we need to sacrifice physical health and well-being in exchange for barely passible processed garbage. This is a simple fact of life.

Gurner got his start when he received a modest $34,000 kick start from his grandfather to buy a gym – a property he then sold for a hefty sum which he used to finance his real estate career.

See, all you need is free money. It’s not rocket science, people. Just take your grandparents’ fortune (this happens for everyone, right?) and use it to pay the money down on your mortgage. Then, voila, you can eat all the smashed avocado on 7-grain that you could possibly want.

So, thank you, Mr. Gurner. Thank you for showing us the error of our ways. How foolish we were to think that we could ever find balance between paying back our debt and spending what little we have left on things we enjoy.

I, for one, prefer peanut butter on stale bread anyway.

 

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Posted 05.18.2017 - 02:15 pm EST