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Say what you will about Millennials, but they are a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. MarketWatch faced their collective self-deprecating (yet humorous) wrath after posting a tweet that reads, “By 35, you should have twice your salary saved, according to retirement experts. What’s the meaning of this?!?”

MarketWatch makes a point

Although the tweet may sound like a lecture from the older generation, the article it links to has great advice for Millennials. If you want to save, the original article can help you. If you want to laugh at memes, keep on reading! These are the best “by 35” memes.

The drawbacks of technology

Lori G. tweeted: “By age 35, you should have a huge box of cables but you can’t throw them out because you’re pretty sure you still need a couple of them but you’re not sure which ones.” All 35-year-olds definitely have cords from old routers.

YouTube is crushing Millennial dreams

Jason Hall tweeted: “By age 35, you should have had a failed YouTube career.” We’ve all seen people who became millionaires from daily vlogging. If [insert name of inexplicably successful YouTuber] can do it, why can’t I? Many have quickly learned that YouTube is a very complicated business.

We’ve all got fake friends

Stoudemire tweeted: “By age 35 you should have like two real friends (both of whom live in other states) and around 700 online friends with whom your relationship is so tenuous that a simple opinion about a comic book movie could end it instantly.” You know it’s so true!

Mike went too far

MeannMike tweeted: “By age 35 you should have at least two uncompleted degrees and variances of soul-crushing debt…” Mike’s tweet is enough to turn laughter into tears because it’s so sad but so true. All joking aside, for legitimate financial education, you’re in the right place.