Don't know if this is the right section for this, but I guess I'll post it here anyway. I'm in college right now, and on track for getting my education degree soon. I've made the necessary sacrifices, I'm taking the loans, and I'm doing good in school. But I feel like crap, because I have no moola. All my friends are getting apartments, go out all the time, and are just enjoying life. Many of them even went down to Miami this Spring Break while I sit here at home. I've been looking for a job for God knows how long but HOLY CRAP I can't find anything. I just want a stupid min. wage job so I at least have some spending money. I feel like I'm becoming so distant from my friends, and they're getting reluctant to hang out with me. Even when I scrape enough money together and we do hang out, I'm usually bringing a bagged lunch to whatever diner they go to, or getting a single domestic draft beer at a bar. And when we talk, I just can't relate to anything they talk about, and I can't even reminisce with them when they talk about all the exciting things they've done because I didn't have enough money to go out with them. I come from a pretty wealthy part of North Jersey, but my family is solidly Working Class, and I just feel so alienated from everyone. I know I sound like a typical Millennial whiner, but I'm sorry I'd like to have friends, enjoy life, and ride the wave of "got my own apartment!", "went to Miami!", and "had a great weekend!". And I want to work. I've looked all over for any job, and it is not easy, especially with classes. I don't know. I just feel so lonely. And I feel inadequate when I see everyone else with all this stuff and having all of this fun. I'm no wuss, and I've had my fair share of girls, but it feels extremely emasculating when you can never take a girl out. You're only young once, and I'm tired of using my youth to conserve and "be frugal" so I can graduate with debt and enter a horrible job market. And I don't blame my friends for getting annoyed with me. I really don't buy the argument that "well, if they were your real friends they wouldn't get annoyed with you not having money." But I don't blame. If I had a friend who didn't have health insurance, and was sick all the time, and extremely contagious, do you blame me for not hanging with him all the time? I don't blame my friends, I guess I just blame the system (that's as political as I will get in this thread, don't worry). Does anyone else know what I'm talking about? And if so, how did you deal with it? Especially looking to hear from Millennials. Thanks!