17-year-old Me: Mom says I should set aside some money from every pay check and put it into a savings account, and that by the time I’m like 30 I’ll totally have a ton of money saved.
Me: She did say that, didn’t she?
17-year-old Me: Yeah, she did. But I don’t think I’m gonna do it.
Me: You really aren’t.
17-year-old Me: Do you ever start doing that? Mom gives good advice, you know. You should probably listen, even if I don’t.
Me: I’d prefer not to discuss this topic at this time, thank you. Let me tell you about this thing called “student loan debt” instead…