What do Millennials REALLY Think About Retirement?

Millennials are thinking about retirement—but are they taking action? A new national study reveals shocking retirement realities.

People in every generation want to retire, but whether or not they can retire often depends on when they start planning for retirement and the actions they take early on. Millennials, now the largest generation in the workforce, are currently between the ages of 20 to 37—which is a critical time to start their retirement planning and preparation—but are they even thinking about retirement?

Millennials are Leading the Smartphone Revolution in the Workplace

The benefits and downsides of widespread smartphone use at work

It is hard to deny that smartphones have taken over nearly every aspect of our lives, and the workplace is no exception. While all generations now seem to be similarly tied to their smartphone for work purposes, Millennials are the generation leading the way.

Secrets of the Social Media Generation

With their noses buried in their smartphones, what do iGen teens (the generation after Millennials) actually think about social media use?

It’s no secret that the iGen generation—also called Generation Z, born in 1995 and later—is more reliant on technology than any previous generation. Social media outlets, such as Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter allow this generation to interact with real-life friends on a different level, but social media also allows these teens to develop relationships with people they would never have originally met face to face.

Millennials Still Living at Home Despite Improved Job Market

Why do Millennials—even those with full-time jobs—continue to put off setting up independent households of their own?

Even though the economy and job market have vastly improved since the Great Recession, a record number of Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are still living with their parents. According to new research from Pew Research Center, 18–34-year-olds in the United States are actually less likely to live independently of their families than they were during the recession.

Investing in the Future: Millennials and the Stock Market

How should Millennials proceed in an uncertain market?

It’s no secret that Millennials’ spending habits are different than those of previous and even future generations. But what about their investing habits?

Entrepreneurship 101: Pros and Cons of Starting a Business for Recent College Grads

Post-grad life creates challenges and opportunities for today’s Millennial entrepreneurs

Millennial researcher and strategist Jason Dorsey recently chatted with the writers of NerdWallet at USA Today about the pros and cons of starting a business straight out of college. As an entrepreneur who wrote a bestselling book and launched his career path at age 18, Jason provided critical insights into the unique challenges and opportunities facing young Millennials, also known as members of Gen Y, who aspire to start their own businesses.

Five Must-Know Facts about iGen, aka Gen Z or Centennials

What you need to know about this new generation

Move over, Millennials. iGen—those born after 1995—is here, and this generation is presenting a whole new set of skills and challenges to its parents, marketers, employers and the world at large.

Just how many Millennials are there?

Census Bureau population data shows Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S.

Just as The Center receives many questions about what to call Millennials (they are interchangeably called Millennials and Gen Y), we’re often asked about the size of the Millennial generation. The answer: it’s huge!

Just how many Millennials are there?

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are 79.8 million Millennials in the United States, and updated figures suggest this number is even larger. A new press release from the Census Bureau estimates the current Millennial population... Read More »

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Chalk One Up for the Millennials: Texting While Walking (Probably) Won’t Result in Collisions

New research shows that texting and walking makes you slow but not clumsy

Boomers rejoice! Turns out you have little to fear from that tech-dependent Millennial moseying down the street with his eyes on his phone. According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Bath, UK and Texas A&M University, simultaneous texting and walking affects a walker’s gait and pace but does not make them any more likely to run into anything (or, more importantly, anyone).

BEST PLACES TO WORK FOR MILLENNIALS 2015 SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: BARNUM FINANCIAL GROUP

Millennials need to give a big shout-out to Barnum Financial Group!

The 2015 Best Places to Work for Millennials list reveals the workplaces where Millennials want to work. It also offers new insights into what it takes to recruit and retain top Millennial employees. If you haven’t seen the list, check it out now, especially if you’re a Millennial in the workforce! This would have not been possible without help from our Title Sponsor, Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife and a part of the MetLife Premier Client Group. We wanted to learn more about Barnum and their work with Millennials so you can be in the know, too.