While this is true, there are other outside influences that affect the housing prices, especially now for new construction (Covid-related lumber price jump for example). Low interest rates have certainly help create the current seller's market.Housing prices have far far outstripped inflation.
That and arson-fueled demand.While this is true, there are other outside influences that affect the housing prices, especially now for new construction (Covid-related lumber price jump for example). Low interest rates have certainly help create the current seller's market.
I have said literally nothing about how hard I've had it. I've done quite well, thanks. I am, however, capable of seeing how other people have it, through both personal experience and refusing to close my eyes and cover my ears.Not sure what to make of you, you have an unrealistic view of both how hard other people have had it as well as how difficult you think your life has been relative to that. Nobody who wasn't a trust fund baby has had it easy. You exhibit the same loose and shoddy thinking that the CRT adherents do, that we were privileged and had everything handed to us
Appreciate the sentiment, but when McDonald's can't find people to work at $11+ an hour, which is well above minimum wage, I'm not sure that it's relevant to our current environment.
What I'm trying to get you to see is every generation, ever, said the same thing, and it was no more relevant when I said it than when you doIt should be pretty clear that the job market and employment outlook today is not the same as for past generations
Yeah, grandma didn't have to have the newest iPhone every year, a perpetual brand new car in the garage, $200 cable TV bill, $200 unlimited data cell phone bill, overpriced organic food, and didnt send every kid to a $50k/year college because "everyone has to go". A lot of this wages issue is because of the standard of living we've decided we have to have is a lot higher than grandma's.This is the thing. Consumerism (and especially conspicuous consumerism) has driven the "need" for dual income families. It's not "needs" that are driving it. It's the "wants".
As a side note, I cringe every time I see some of these commercials for home delivery of groceries. Not "Kroger" type groceries... I mean like Hungry Root. The commercials typically show young people, probably just starting out, or maybe still in college or something, stocking their fridge with all this stuff and I just think, "I wonder how much they paid for THAT", when they could have gone to a regular grocery store or Aldi's and gotten it for a fraction of the price that they probably paid.overpriced organic food