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    May 15, 2018

    This Website Said You Should Have Double Your Salary Saved By 35 And Twitter Lost Its Shit

    These responses are #waytooreal.

    A few days ago, MarketWatch—a financial publication—published this Tweet/article:

    @marketwatch

    Twitter did what Twitter does best and reacted in the most honest, hilarious way possible. Here are some select responses...

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    @MarketWatch I think you meant to say, By 35 you should have debt twice your salary.

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    @ElConquistadork @karr_pe @the_bird_roads @rcapobiancojr @MarketWatch I think the key to this is just make sure you have a very very low salary and x7 should be easy to obtain

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    @LetYourLifeBe @ComeFromAwayNL @ElConquistadork @karr_pe @the_bird_roads @rcapobiancojr @MarketWatch 250k? Ha. Haha. I barely made 20k last year.

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    @MarketWatch do any of you know real people? just curious.

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    @MarketWatch I'm 35 and I've got a whole $5k in my retirement, and here I thought I was doing well!! 😭😭😭

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    @MarketWatch I've done the math, and I can retire about 10 years after I die, if nothing else happens.

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    @MarketWatch This is such an irresponsible sentiment that entirely decontextualizes the sociopolitical forces that make this impossible for *most* people and instead makes them internalize the myth that somehow they’re not working hard enough

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    @MarketWatch Too bad about that whole 75 cents on the dollar thing.

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    @MarketWatch my retirement plan is eating the rich

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    @MarketWatch Have you guys told US companies about this yet?

    12. My reaction exactly:

    @MarketWatch LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

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    How do you feel about this? Do you think this is good advice or is it laughable?

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