New information released by Federal government census takers indicates that along with being the most tech-savvy generation ever, millennials are also clutching tighter to mama’s apron strings than any others in their age group throughout our nations’ history.
For people between the ages of 19 and 34, living with their parents is the most popular living arrangement these days.
More popular than living with a spouse, or with friends in an apartment.
I’m sure there are a host of reasons that this is the case, but I suspect one of the key factors is the mountain of college loan debt many are facing.
As parents, we’ve pushed a college education regardless of it’s cost to the point that many young people find it impossible to budget living on their own into their monthly salaries.
I’m wondering how all but the most conservative in the generation will ever be able to buy a place of their own?
Someone really needs to tell the high school student making a college and career decision that it’s extremely tough to pay off a 6 figure education with a job that pays what many careers in fields like social services, journalism, or education will garner.
That’s the way I see it.