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

    Learn how to budget, millennials.

    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.

    3. Sparkling water.

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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".

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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!

    6. Sausage sandwiches at Bunnings on Saturdays.

    7. Fancy doughnuts.

    8. Hipster meals.

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    Save money and dignity!

    9. Uber trips.


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

    10. Opal cards.

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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.

    13. Cold-pressed juices.

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

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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.



    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.

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


    Stop being so selfish!