The media has something of a love affair with young millennials who make a lot of money, especially considering so many are broke AF. They're a subject of fascination to the previous generation, whose fiscal lives could be transformed with a degree and clearly-defined professional path. These days, a four-year college degree and professional certification don't guarantee financial stability.
This week, CNBC generated controversy by posting a story alleging one twenty-five year-old's budget breakdown. Not only does this person make $100,000 per year, he's 'excellent with money'.
The story isn't inaccurate; Trevor Klee is, indeed, a 25 year-old entrepreneur whose standardized test prep company nets him mad cash. But by working for the lucrative business he founded himself, he doesn't represent the majority of young strivers. Shouts out to Trevor, though. He's a real one.