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Millennials Still Living in Their Parents' Basements Nevertheless Think They'll Be Millionaires Someday

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Jobless, broke, living with mom and dad — but positive, just positive, that they'll be rich someday.

Millennials' optimism knows no bounds.

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As Fusion's Massive Millennial Poll revealed last week, moving home and job hunting hasn't dampened the spirits of the generation currently coming of age.

While 46 percent of the poll's 18-to-34-year-old respondents said they lived with their parents (a further 1 percent said they "don't know" how to describe their living situation) and two out of five millennials are neither in school nor making more than $10,000 per year, a full 97 percent of millennials said they expect to buy a home in their lifetime and 28 percent said they expect they'll become a millionaire.

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The odds they make it aren't great.

In 2013, roughly 6 percent of U.S. households were worth $1 million or more, and millennials may not be earning or saving nearly enough to join the club.

The lion's share of salary growth occurs early- to mid-career, meaning millennials who spend the first half of their 20s unemployed could severely handicap their future earning potential, and as the Wall Street Journal reported in November, millennials have a savings rate of negative 2 percent — not exactly the key to reaching millionaire status.

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