Quoted from Mizzou0103:
It also depends where you live. $80,000 a year doesn’t go as far in the northeast as it does in the Midwest and south. When an “inexpensive” house is $300k. Income doesn’t go as far.
It’s super unfair to be judgemental unless you know someone’s exact circumstances.
1) I live in the Northeast state, one with some of the heaviest tax burdens.
2) Not being judgmental. There are other paths in life to take when it comes to employment and not all of them start with college.