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17 Things Millennials Should Stop Wasting Money On So They Can Buy A House Instead

Learn how to budget, millennials.

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Over the weekend, “social demographer” Bernard Salt had a go at millennials, most notably being rather affronted that so many of them waste money on brunch.

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"I have seen young people order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted bread at $22 a pop and more," Salt wrote. "Shouldn’t they be economising by eating at home? How often are they eating out? Twenty-two dollars several times a week could go towards a deposit on a house."

You may be surprised to know, however, that having the nerve to pay $22 for breakfast is the least of millennials' worries. Here's another 17 things they could cut back on:

1. Double shot, cold-drip coffees, with a splash of almond milk.

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Millennials love their coffee, and the more expensive the better! If they cut back and start drinking Nescafé, they'll easily have a house by the end of the month!

2. Those hip Yeezy sneakers.

So snazzy! But do you know what's snazzier? Having a house!


6. Sausage sandwiches at Bunnings on Saturdays.

Instead of buying a sausage sandwich, stop and admire the shape of Bunnings. Looks like a house, doesn't it?


7. Fancy doughnuts.

A mixed six-pack from Doughnut Time starts at $30. That's $30 more millennials could have towards a house. If they save $30 a week for a WHOLE year, they'll have $1,560! That could buy anyone a small piece of grass on Sydney's north shore!


12. The sunglasses you can see your reflection in.

Millennials will always find an excuse to look at themselves! Forget the sunnies – if they had their own house with their own mirrors, they could look at themselves all the damn time.

13. Cold-pressed juices.

Often $9 a pop, these bad boys are about as overpriced as a studio in Sydney.