But Seriously, Let’s Talk About Millennial Poverty
Hanna Brooks Olsen
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You could have been me 30 years ago, and now. Do not fret, I got out of grad school, and in between I had my own business and was doing well, until 2008. It wasn’t a total collapse of the business, but I saw the writing on the wall, and I was running a housecleaning business and my body was getting tired. For undergrad, I started at Mills College in Oakland, CA — an elite women’s college, and then finished up at Sarah Lawrence — the MOST expensive college in the U.S. — it remains so today. But unbelievably, due to the scholarships and a pell grant, I left college with about $8000, after 4 years — 1990. After grad school — DIFFERENT story, and Ha-ha, I am happy to get a part-time gig cleaning and cooking. But do not fear, I know how to start a business, and will do so again. And this is what you and millions of other millenials need to do, I am NOT saying it is easy. It is hard, but the way our society is set up, only businesses with all their tax write-offs, and that includes individual solo business are the ones that have any CHANCE in this economy of turn and burn your employees. You have just inspired me to write more on this subject—

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