...Apparently Generation X weren't very lucky at all!
I’m Generation X and would consider myself lucky leaving school and going straight into a job that led, via a minor detour, to the path I am on now where I am very comfortable. My two sisters also did relatively well whilst my parents never moved on from their relatively low paid jobs and home in a council estate.
Since leaving school I have never been unemployed; the one and only time I was made redundant I started a new job the days after. For a time 100% mortgages were available, for those without deposits, as was cheap property. I bought my first property aged 20 and had the first of two children aged 21.