Recently I saw a person who mentioned that times today are so much harder than say 20-30 years ago during his parentâ€™s time in terms of the ability to become financially independent. Factors range such as the rising price of standard living expenses and how the dollar canâ€™t buy as much these days.
I personally hate it when people say things like that as a reason why they are in some kind of financial predicament. Sure, maybe we canâ€™t buy like a whole whack of stuff for 10 cent like they did, but look at how we have so much more opportunity and choices available.
For example, I know for my parents if they wanted to make an income they were pretty much stuck having to do some kind work that required a physical presence as the choices werenâ€™t as open. Nowadays, there are so many things you can do that doesnâ€™t require you to be there all the time. Like with that things may cost more, but you can make more too which in a sense makes it the same if not better from a financial point of view.