The internet has been blowing up over an article by Zillow that, in essence, has been interpreted by many to mean that millennials can’t buy houses because they go to too many bachelorette parties.
I am really ticked off that even major mainstream media has run with this unfair message.
This is all fueled by a report from The Knot, that the average bachelorette party costs $1106 per person.
The logic that is being widely dispersed on the internet is that if the average millennial goes to 9 bachelorette parties in her lifetime, that almost $10,000 is keeping her from making a downpayment on a house.
Did anyone consider that maybe delaying home ownership could be related to the fact that millennials are marrying later and having children later in life?
Why would anyone begrudge a hard working person the option of using $1100 in a given year to go on a vacation if that is their considered decision and they can afford it?
How do we know that the millennials that are going on these bachelorette parties are the same ones who only have $1000 in their bank account? Assumptions. Assumptions.
To be fair, we’re a little biased because we do promote destination bachelorette weekends in Jamaica. However, taking the opportunity to go away on vacation has many more benefits than stashing away every single penny that you earn. When did we stop enjoying some of the fruits of our labors?
Does anyone realize that if you spend $5 at Starbucks 5 days per week for 50 weeks out of the year, you would have spent $1,250 on coffee?! Coffee, people! Coffee!
I for one would give up my daily brew, make it myself, and save that money for some well deserved R&R, bachelorette party or not.
Did anyone ask the millennials if the time spent with their friends building lasting memories was worth it to them? Wouldn’t it be nice to hear the bachelorettes’ perspectives?
I am all for home ownership; but, I am also for a life well lived.
Please, give the millennials a break. They are the most educated of any generation. Just like we all did, they too will figure out what is best for their lives. Let’s show a little trust in their judgment, shall we?
So, that’s my rant. What do you think?
‘Til next time.
Think and dream Jamaica!
Sherry, Darrell, and Darrian
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