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HOLY GUACAMOLE: Apparently 30-somethings should have double their salary saved.

HOLY AVOCADOS.

You might want to sit down for this one.

Especially if you’re 35 or fast-approaching your mid-30s.

OK… brace yourself.

Here we go…

Deep breaths…

You… you… should already have double your annual salary saved.

Yep, you read right.

According to the retirement experts from Boston-based investment firm Fidelity Investments, 35-year-olds should have double their annual salary saved.

Double… your… salary… saved.

I’ve run the numbers like a true mathematician and if you currently earn $75,000, you should have a cool $150,000 in the bank.

Also, these very fancy money experts say if you’re 30 and earning $60,000 you should already have half your salary saved.

That be $30,000.

So you should have $30,000 saved by the time you’re 30 and then at least $60,000 saved by the time you’re 35.

These anti-avocado penny pinchers shared their controversial advice in an article for MarketWatch.

“By 30, you should have a decent chunk of change saved for your future self, experts say — in fact, ideally your account would look like a year’s worth of salary,” the article read.

“Thirtieth birthdays are an excellent time to take stock of your future funds, especially as short-term financial obligations solidify, such as continuing to pay off the last of student loans, living on your own (or maybe starting a potentially three-decade stretch of mortgage payments) and raising children.

“Millennials, the generation 20s to mid-30-year-olds fit into, have delayed marriage and home ownership from happening in their 20s (as was the norm decades ago).”

Yeah.

The internet, of course, had a few things to say about it.

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We’ll be holding our avocados a lil’ bit closer tonight.

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