Episode #7×43: How We Save For Retirement, Neopets Make a Comeback, Disney+ Day Preview

  • Some good news to start off with this week: Congress finally passed Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
  • Daily housekeeping in hotels may never come back, and Laura’s gripe about people messing up public bathrooms in establishments that are understaffed.
  • This week, we check in on how we’re feeling about retirement. Do we think we’ll get to retire, and if so, will we still be side-hustling in our golden years?
  • Why does saving for retirement feel so overwhelming for millennials? Living through multiple economic crises and watching Baby Boomers struggle to retire certainly isn’t helping!
  • We’ve got a few resources for you to check out: If you don’t have an employer sponsored retirement savings account, consider opening an IRA! We also recommend checking out some of the FREE financial guidance that may be available to you.
  • Childhood throwback: Neopets is still a thing, and most of its users are between 20-40 years old.
  • We take a trip down memory lane and remember the Furbies, Beanie Babies, and Lisa Frank velvet art posters that made us!
  • Disney+ is about to turn two, and the platform has lined up an entire day of new releases, previews, and more to celebrate. How are we feeling about the number of “themed” days streaming services are are hosting these days? 
  • Do we plan on remaining Disney+ subscribers when our discounted rates run out?
  • This week’s recommendations will leave you feeling good: JustEgg (Andrew), OXO Good Grip Extendable Tub and Tile Scrubber (Laura), and CaitlynMinimalist on Etsy for customized jewelry gift options this holiday season (Pam). 
  • This week’s show is sponsored by Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter promo code MILL for $100 off your first month), Thirdlove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 20% off your first purchase), and Stance (https://www.stance.com). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • What to do when someone you love has taken the Fox News red pill.
  • Pam matched with someone on a dating app who shared an… interesting personal anecdote right up front.
  • Laura appeared on a late-night BBC radio talk show to discuss the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter movie!

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