Want to Buy a House? It's Time to Give Up Everything That Makes Your Life Tolerable
Buying a home is on a lot of people's minds, but in the current economy, coming up with a sufficient deposit can be difficult, if not impossible. However, according to some new analysis conducted by estate agent Strutt & Parker, the solution is pretty simple: coupled-up millennials should be giving up shop-bought lunches. Oh, and takeaways, nights out, holidays, their phones, and their apparent obsession with lottery tickets, for five years.
Yes, you read that right. Making these "relatively small changes" to your lifestyle could help you save up to £33,000, and, with a little help from the generous bank of mum and dad, could be all you need to finally get a foot on the property ladder. Needless to say, the research wasn't well-received, and Twitter users didn't hold back once they started doing the maths. Read on to see some of the best reactions, then have a look at how one editor tricked herself into saving more money each month (though still not enough to buy a house).