Today’s 25-year-olds need to save around £800 a month over the next 40 years, to retire at 65 with an income of £30,000 a year, the FT reported today. It even sent out a tweet to that effect.
It was like throwing petrol on a fire.
It all started with this cheeky trying-to-be-millenial tweet
— Financial Times (@FT) February 16, 2016
CBA = Can’t Be Arsed.
But is it really that people can’t be arsed? And so the match was lit.
People couldn’t make up their minds over whether they were angry at the ‘CBA’, or the FT’s attempt at sounding hip.
WELL DOUBLE THEIR FUCKING SALARIES THEN https://t.co/9fi6b68R9S
— Jonn is sorry (@JonnElledge) February 16, 2016
because we totally love the nomadic lifestyle, natch, not because of insecure tenancies and rising rents pic.twitter.com/lky70H29GI
— Jessica Elgot (@jessicaelgot) February 16, 2016
dear @FT – how should we, as millennials, save for our pensions?
— Rossalyn Warren (@RossalynWarren) February 16, 2016
— hrtbps (@hrtbps) February 16, 2016
@FT I know the FT are trying to appeal to the millennial subscriber base but honestly, "OMG". Really?
— Onur Bildik (@OnurBildik_LDN) February 16, 2016
— Ahir Shah (@AhirShah) February 16, 2016
@FT This is why my retirement plan involves a shotgun in the mouth. Might as well spend my money while I'm young and can enjoy it.
— John Harrower (@implodingme) February 16, 2016
— Shoni (@FindusPancake) February 16, 2016
Actually the article is quite informative, but maybe the social media team needs a bit more help.