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Gentrification Nation

Native New Yorkers are slaves to gentrification. We have given our blood, sweat and tears to a place we had no choice but to call home. We have squeezed rocks under pressures of 725,000 pounds per square inch on our own. Creating diamonds out of the last kids to get picked to play. Only to see our “masters,” ( those with money) reap the benefits that we have worked so hard for. Once we can no longer afford to live here, where will our next plantation be? Where else will we be able to go and help build up from the rubble so that once we have fixed it the rich can reclaim the land we have worked so hard on? Gentrification Nation #quartervida ________________________________________________________________________________ Follow me on:  Instagram: @quartervida  Twitter: @quartervida 

7 Reasons Why Gen-Y Can’t Save $$

I am almost convinced that my dad either has 3 bank accounts spread across the world, a side job that no one knows about – *queue in detective mode, mum*, or a magical power that allows him to save every penny he earns, and still ALWAYS find a way to make ends meet, financially. So often, when I am sitting in the living room during our ritual ‘family hour’ at 8:30pm every night, my dad will turn around and ask me, “How much money have you saved in your bank account?” Why do you ask, old man? IT’S A TRICK QUESTION, DON’T FALL FOR IT, I tell myself. Why does he care so much about my financial situation? Being the suspicious person I am (I’m not – as a matter of fact, I am wayyy too trusting), I went to the bank to ask whether my dad had access to my accounts, and knew how much I was spending on the daily. Turns out, he didn’t. He was just not utterly oblivious to the fact that I…