Jake Novak has taken some heat for his CNBC op-ed, "The real problem with millennials," which has already racked up more than 780 comments – and counting! What it really comes down to, Jake says, is that millennials have a fear of commitment – just like he did when he was in his 20s and people would ask him why he wasn't married yet.
Here were some of the comments:
"Any guy that gets married in today's family court climate is setting himself up for financial suicide. Could your marriage work, sure. Remember though, 100% of of the people who get married think they've found the right person and 50% are wrong. When you marry you're essentially forming a corporation with your partner, pooling assets and sharing bank accounts etc. What sensible businessman would sign a legal document stating that if the corporation fails you forfeit at least 50% of your profits, if not more? They wouldn't. Don't do it guys, there's nothing, and I mean not one single thing you can get married that you can't get single. You can be in love and be single, have kids and be single, own a house and be single. Think hard about it and opt out."
"I'm not gonna deny that divorce can be very, very financially devastating. But facts don't really bear you out on that when it comes to married people vs. unmarried people. Married people in America tend to be much better off economically even if they weren't in such great economic shape when they got married."
"This article sounds like it was written by someone who had been personally slighted by a 'millennial' and wanted someone to know how much 'millennials' annoy them."
"Nothing could be further from the truth! I'm not yelling at you to 'Get off my lawn!' I want you to 'Come ON my lawn!' These are the same kinds of mistakes and excuses for not committing and taking certain risks that I made when I was your age…I'm literally trying to save you from that same misery and get you involved earlier."
Check out all of Jake's responses in this video op-ed.