BBC Series ‘Your Money and Your Life’ Asks Why Millennials Can’t Follow Life’s Linear Path
Nicole Dieker

I’m honestly pretty sure this “linear pathway” was only the norm for about a fifty-year timespan (1950–2000). Before that, few people went to college, and while it was common to marry young and have lots of children, it was also common to have lots of help from your parents and extended family. Buying a house wasn’t some adulthood milestone; the poor rented, or built their own home on their farmland, and the rich inherited one of the Family Estates.

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