The ending is so great he made it so that we wouldn’t notice that he put in his own numbers so that surprise when he said “if Mario can’t retire then I can’t retire” just absolutely beautiful. Also hang in there bud, I’m sure you’ll figure something out
@Unknow0059 Their children pick up the slack or they end up in the cheapest retirement home they can find where they die from neglect. Yeah the US doesn’t take care of its elderly.
Wouldn’t notice? That was pretty easy to notice, IMO.
Brian B. More of wouldn’t notice when he was putting the numbers up not so much the realization at the end
His idea of retirement isn’t realistic though. People don’t just save every dollar they have in a savings account and live off it when they retire. Instead, they invest it in a pension, 401k, or some IRA and live off a percentage of the money made from it. For instance, if you had an IRA with $360k that went up 10% every year, you’d live off of 10% every year giving you $36k like he was saying in the vid. Investments are definitely weird but givin enough time putting in they can make serious $$$
@Unknow0059 my mom’s “retired” living with my brother and his family. Sometimes she gets upset with them because they don’t give her an allowance.
“When you say crucial do you mean optional” I felt that
We shouldn’t be allowed to say “Mario” and “Inflation” in the same sentence
I’m so glad I can see nothing wrong, but I dread to fathom what twisted things go on inside your mind.
BoyzHub hyper inflation >~>
@Mac Kobalt mario but as a balloon. ding-dong is string. i am sorry
It’s like they made a joke about that or something. Weird, right?
@Mac Kobalt oh my pure sweet summer child. You couldn’t even imagine the depths of the void that is the corruption of the internet.
*”I googled Mario hyperinflation, and I got some exciting search results”* oh god
It’s fine if you don’t click images I think
sometimes I wish I was Jared, 19.
@Weaponized Pizza let’s play “see how many people don’t get the reference”
the best bdg punchlines are when the video ends with him realizing he kins the video subject
“The gang discover that Brian will die before he will be able to retire”
JUST WHEN I WAS RUNNING OUT OF QUARANTINE CONTENT THANK CHRIST
Oh, so not just me?
Then you need to head over to Kitboga. Thank me later
if you haven’t checked out critical role, i think their first campaign in 120 episodes and the eps are like 4 hours each LOL. I wish you the best in these times. <3
Unraveled, more like “BDG Has A Mental Breakdown: The Show”
What do you think the title referred to? It is of course his fragile sanity
“Because God has cursed me for my hubris, and my work is never finished”
“I’ve never seen anything so sad” Jesus Christ; I don’t think I laughed that hard in a while.
I love how every single one of these videos starts out “normal”, but as the video progresses, Brian slowly descends deeper into madness
You could even say it unravels.
@Eptalin you madman
The real question is what are we are we unraveling: the subject of the video or Brian? I think the answer is both
“I’ve worked some days” *Flashbacks to the Sim’s/Apartment Episode
Castlevania enemies flashbacks
“Man stuck in video game lore hell.”
Never change, BDG.
As of this video, looks like he may never get the chance…
Oh no my cheap gag made me sad. 🙁
“If you never die then you can never retire.” This is false. There’s a concept in financial planning called the 4% rule. If you can live off of 4% of what you currently have in a 50/50 stock/bond split, it should last as long as the stock market is a thing. Technically, as long as it has reached the number you need to live off of 4%, then you should be able to maintain your standard of living even through bear markets (even if you just got to your retirement amount right before the bear market).
Also, now’s a great time to start saving if you can manage it. The stock market is on sale. If you’re curious to learn more, I recommend looking into “financial independence retire early” or FIRE as some people call it.
I understand that many people can not afford such a thing, and I wish you the best of luck in these trying times. Also, be politically active and don’t let your representatives cut or try to eliminate social security. They keep saying “we can’t afford it” so that eventually a bunch of voters will grow up believing it so they can cut it and not refund the money they forced you to save (but that they gladly used to bail out banks and other corporations at basically no interest). SS will keep countless elderly out of poverty, and be very valuable to those still in poverty.
@Ashley Knapp I feel you. My dream is to get FIRE for myself and then help others get it, too. A kind of capitalism-scaffolded, very slow basic income. Not ideal. But after work I got very little energy to do an alternative path (just some donations). Which is another reason I want FIRE, so all my time isn’t eaten up. I, like Brian, also love my work, but have too worked some days.
@Oskar Evans Agreed. Medicare for all and Social Security for all!
But at the same time there will inevitably come a day the stock market will cease to be
@Bonezee I only hope that it signals a transition to something better for all of society when the time comes, and hopefully if that is so that I’m alive to see it.
Thanks for this info. Right now I’ve been putting 10% a month into savings. Is that an ok percentage?
Brian in the video that made him get a job at Polygon: “I love Polygon, I love when you make funny videos, videos that calm me down and put me at ease.” Brian in this video: Gets me to question everything and get nervous about retiring and worry about him
Calling out Virgil I’m putting in 100 a month I was 24 when I started and my company does retirement matching
It’s not perfect but it’s a start. This just reminds me I need to put more in, I guess after I pay off student loans lol
@M. Ivy Luna Build up to about 1/3rd of your salary. Avoid lifestyle inflation. You will be fine. All the very best.
The financial advisor asking the real questions like, “Does Mario have a pension? Is he part of a plumber’s union?”
Princess Peach sure is sweating bullets now knowing there is a plumber´s Syndicate
@Nicole lukens I think he can keep the coins he collects, but he isnt paid traditionally.
@Not Spoiler At All It’s just Mario and Luigi, but they’re doing their best.
@Nicole lukens It seems he just get’s a Kiss in the cheak and a big party… That is untill odesey…he just got a big party. 😞
Lorie He does get paid in Super Mario Maker 2’s story mode.
Mario: *Dies* Life Counter at 99
Mario: *Wakes up Again* “OhhhhSHHHHIIIIITTTTT”
Oh no he forgot to account for the extra lives >_>
“a grown man tries to figure out a cartoon character’s financial future and in doing so has an existential crisis”
I love how he avoiding mentioning that the person he was talking about with the financial advisor is a fictional character. It is pretty brilliant.
“If mario can’t retire then that would mean I wo-” Enters : midlife crisis
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