Millennials: Thoughts on Minimum Wage and Housing


The Hop Skip & Jump Fund

My cousin who just completed his first year of college came by after his shift at a local fast food restaurant; we were having a birthday party for his little sister. Looking pretty gross and sweaty, he chowed down on some left over BBQ and soda while we peppered him with questions on school, work, and life in general. As the younger kids ate cake and played, we at the “big-kids” table reminisced about our first jobs and college. We also delved into a lively debate on housing and minimum wage. I’d like to recount this conversation to follow up later.

The Millennial Crew

  • Family Member #1: Male, 19, first year college student at four year university, currently works at Chipotle full time, looking for housing for the next school year (2 bedroom with 3 other tenants).
  • Family Member #2: Male, 29, bachelors in Mathematics, pursuing master’s degree, currently works…

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