Category Archives: Millennial Money

How to Stop Social Media from Influencing Your Spending

Scrolling though your Instagram or Facebook feed can temporarily transport you to another place. Maybe one of your friends went to Greece recently and you fall into an album of beach pictures, white houses with blue roofs, and stunning views of the Mediterranean. Or maybe another friend has been documenting their meals at restaurants around town and you see plate after plate of organic, fresh, beautifully arranged food.

You might think, “These people are living the life! I want those things!” and decide to book a trip to Italy this summer. Or hey, why not try that new sushi place for dinner tonight?

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4 Millennial Characteristics That Rock

Sometimes I feel protective of my generation. You know that old rule of life, where you can dump on your siblings, but no one else can? That’s how I’m beginning to feel about my whole generation. Sure, I can moan and groan at a bar about how every guy I meet is suffering from Peter Pan syndrome, but baby boomers can’t.

It can be really easy to get swept up in all the negative talk about millennials. There are always articles about how millennials are still living with their parents, or how students are taking out loans they’ll never be able pay back. When the words “selfish,” “lazy,” and “technologically dependent” are used to describe your generation, you can begin to feel bad about yourself. It’s nice to take a step back and remember all the great things we’re doing, and all the new paths we’re forging.

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4 Things Every Millennial Needs to Know About Money Management

I don’t know about you, but as someone who writes about money, I sometimes feel like I don’t know anything about it. There’s a lot going on with it – saving, investing, not to mention earning it! Words like hedge funds, mutual funds, and dividends get thrown around like it’s nothing.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. If you feel out of your element, get ready to take some control back. Turns out, with a little bit of information and by paying a lot of attention to it, managing your money can be pretty simple.

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What Millennials Need to Know About Retirement

Retirement. Seems like it’s lifetimes away. And in some regards, it is.

I’ve heard that the average American has three completely different careers in their life. If you’re in your twenties or early thirties, you may very well still be on your first career. There’s so much yet to come!

Saving for retirement starts now, though. If you want your hopes and dreams for retirement to come true, it pays to think about it sooner rather than later.

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Saving Is The New Spending: A Generation of Savers

Just like orange is the new black, millennials are proving that saving is the new spending.

Our generation has some unique challenges on our financial plate: we are shackled with more student loan debt than any generation before us, we graduated (in large part) into the worst job market in recent decades, and what jobs we could find paid lower or were fewer hours than before the recession.

Finding the money to pay off loans and afford rent can be a big enough challenge, let alone trying to find the money to save. Yet, we’re doing it!

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