Most days I feel burdened by the inability to have what my parents had at my age. Between student loan debt, graduating during the Great Recession, and then my spouse losing their job due to the pandemic, it feels like we can never get ahead. I'm certain that we will never be as well-off as our parents. We save a lot of money for retirement, but it feels pointless when we need the money now. On top of that, companies are giving less to their employees in terms of benefits than they used to. It honestly feels like we work so we can pay bills so we can keep working to keep paying bills. It's all so pointless.