Millennial Finds Out His Boomer Parents Are Millionaires After Being Forced To 'Bootstrap' His Way Through Life

Despite expecting otherwise, a millennial was astonished to learn how much money his parents possessed.   

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On "r/BoomersBeingFools," he said he'd always believed his parents were financially stable but was shocked to learn that they'd concealed a lot of their income.  

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His parents were successful in the 1990s, he said on Reddit. His parents possessed a huge farm and two businesses, but he and his brothers were not raised to expect much.   

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To afford his favorite brands of apparel, he had to work as a child.  

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"I was deployed after joining the Army on the GI Bill in the early 2000s. After hearing that the GI Bill would not support me unless I lived at home, paid rent, and attended the local community college, he joined.   

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His parents never helped him or his siblings financially during school, the 2008 recession, family issues, and the pandemic.  

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Instead of helping, his parents sent $100 Walmart gift cards and cut his sister off when she got pregnant outside of marriage.  

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She was 27 and lived with her 2-year-old boyfriend. They survived and now make decent money as adults.  

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