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In light of the recent economic volatility, a lot of people are wondering what's going to happen next. No one can see the future, but I want to paint a broad picture of what could likely happen, and how it will affect you in 2009.
Anyone keeping tabs on that ticking time bomb known as Social Security knows that its long-term status could be risky at best. But it looks like millennials have just about given up on Social Security.
As millennials, we all know how hard it is to save money. Between student loans, ever-rising living costs and salaries that are most likely mediocre at best, our savings goals are apt to get shoved on the back burner as we attempt to navigate the challenges of adulthood in all their money-sucking glory. But there's a difference between not saving a lot of money and pretty much not saving any at all.
The U.S. is home to a lot of hard-working, stressed-out people. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), Americans are suffering from finance-related stress nationwide.
When I was twelve years old my parents sat me down and shared some big news: My grandmother, who had died a few years before, had left us some money, and my parents were going to give me $1,000 in a savings account. At that time we were poor and living in a cozy rental under the redwoods in Northern California, and I couldn't begin to wrap my head around such a large amount of money.
Graduation is coming. School's almost over. If you're like I was, you're thinking about three things:
I am a screenwriter and comedian, and all I want is a career in entertainment.