Our generation can't seem to catch a break.
The current economic climate has left many of us struggling to afford basic housing and living expenses and yet we are still criticised for being too 'entitled'.
Then again we are spending huge chunks of modest incomes on brunch – so it's own own fault, apparently.
Older generations have been quick to label millennials as careless and lazy, but as it turns out, baby boomers may actually be more entitled than their kids.
According to The Independent, a study conducted by the personal finance site bankrate.com, has revealed that millenials believe they should be financially independent by the age of 22 – a full year and a half earlier than our parents generation.
What's more, 20.5 was revealed as the age most young adults think should start paying for car, while 18.5 was seen as a good age to take responsibility for your mobile phone contract.
Sarah Berger, a columnist and analyst at bankrate.com, said: “It’s refreshing to see that millennials really do have high expectations of gaining financial independence and getting off their parents’ payroll.”
Hmm. We don't reckon this information would come as 'refreshing' to an actual milllanial.
Of course we don't want to be finanically dependent, we don't want to struggle to buy homes and we most certainly don't want to live with our parents well into out late-20s, but unfortunately that is the reality for a lot of young people today.
No wonder we spend so much time going for brunch.