So I posted this a while back, but we bought a house. Anyways today was the day of the walkthrough and my wife and i took a video tour of the house. I'll put it here so you jerks can see too!
So a note on gen y and home ownership (at least in America). If you think home ownership means nothing, I'd switch off now. But if you do agree, or can tolerate disagreance, I think home ownership is pretty great for a number of reasons. And lately I've been reading alot of articles about how gen y is suffering from our parents' collective help. That is to say, post college financial assistance from parents is holding us back. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But one thing this article adressed was that maybe this has put out any fire under us gen y-er's butts for building wealth. This, if true, is terrible. I think it's a load of horse-shit, and that people my age are still interested in building wealth. In any case, I'm doing my best to do my part, and so should you!
That being said, i'm (I think) on the old end of gen-y. Which means I came into the working economy just before things went pear shaped. I do consider that lucky (virtually no prior planning is to blame for this fortune). But I can appreciate many people are still scraping by after college. That truly sucks. But if you can, do your part and buy a house or a car or a dinner or something. Invest in your 401k. Pay off your credit cards. Plan for the future. And buy more pens, guys.
Edit: the aforementioned part one