On Tuesday, NBC's financial editor, Jean Chatzky, tweeted some unsolicited financial advice.
By the time you’re 30, aim to have 1x your annual income set aside for retirement. At 40, 3x; at 50, 6x; at 60, 8x; and by retirement, 10x.— Jean Chatzky (@JeanChatzky) November 1, 2017
Most of us out here working two jobs and living paycheck to paycheck had some thoughts for Miss Chatzky.
If you would all just bring your coffee from home instead of going to the Starbucks—you would totally be able to accomplish this. 🙄— a_frances34 (@a_frances34) November 1, 2017
Dry toast and home coffee = accumulated wealth. Everyone knows it.— a_frances34 (@a_frances34) November 1, 2017
that none of us will ever, ever be able to retire. Or get sick. Or have car trouble. Or an injury. Or a vacation. Or cavities. Etc.— Vanessa North 💖💜💙 (@byVanessaNorth) November 1, 2017
Of course, jokes were made:
*checks bank account*— Matthew Craft (@matthewcraft78) November 1, 2017
Buys 1000 scratch cards
Because playing the odds is the only way we're ever going to reach Chatzky's goals.