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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.

"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."
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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.

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!
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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.

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

3. Sparkling water.

Millennials don't know you can actually get water for FREE from the tap. Imagine all the coin they'll save now!
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Millennials don't know you can actually get water for FREE from the tap. Imagine all the coin they'll save now!

4. Organic "poshcorn".

Did you know that many baby boomers lived in a time before "poshcorn" was a thing? It's probably why they have so many bedrooms.
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Did you know that many baby boomers lived in a time before "poshcorn" was a thing? It's probably why they have so many bedrooms.

5. Gym memberships.

Buy a house with a gym in it! Easy!
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Buy a house with a gym in it! Easy!

6. Sausage sandwiches at Bunnings on Saturdays.

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

7. Fancy doughnuts.

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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!

8. Hipster meals.

Save money and dignity!
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Save money and dignity!

9. Uber trips.

Um, have you heard of walking, Gen Y? It's free.
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Um, have you heard of walking, Gen Y? It's free.

10. Opal cards.

Just jump the barricade to save money!
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Just jump the barricade to save money!

11. Haircuts.

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Many millennial men enjoy having manbuns anyway, so saving a few $$ on a haircut won't be too much of an issue.

12. The sunglasses you can see your reflection in.

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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.

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

14. Fancy hipster mugs to drink their green tea in.

I solemnly swear that if millennials stop buying novelty mugs, they'll save some money and pay off a mortgage.
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I solemnly swear that if millennials stop buying novelty mugs, they'll save some money and pay off a mortgage.

15. Healthcare.

Unnecessary!
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Unnecessary!

16. Look, really, while we're at it, millennials don't need shoes and clothes.

Back in my day, you made do with what you had, often hand-me-downs from your siblings. Try that.
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Back in my day, you made do with what you had, often hand-me-downs from your siblings. Try that.

17. In fact, they should look into even selling something of theirs, like a kidney.

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Stop being so selfish!