iGen and Technology: What Everyone Needs to Know to Keep Up

In his dynamic TEDxHouston talk, Jason Dorsey explains how iGen’s technology preferences will alter the future of technology for us all

Did you ever think you’d see the day when technology from The Jetsons was something of the past? Believe it or not, that day has come. The generation after Millennials—known as iGen—thinks The Jetsons’ tech devices are common day, even old. Learn what else you need to know to keep up with this new generation of techies.

iGen and Technology: What Everyone Needs to Know to Keep Up

Technological advances move so quickly that it seems as if there are new must-have electronics every few weeks. And as quickly as the new ones are introduced, the old ones become obsolete. However, there will always be certain hallmark technological advancements that define a generation and change how they – and ultimately the rest of the world – prefer to communicate... Read More »

CATEGORIES: Generations iGen / Gen Z Research Findings Technology

What’s Splitting the Millennial Generation in Two?

Millennials are veering into two separate paths, which will have a major impact on the next generation, iGen. In his dynamic TEDxHouston talk, Jason Dorsey reveals new insights about this phenomenon.

We all know how particular the Millennial generation can be. This generation of 79.8 million Americans is primed to outspend Baby Boomers in 2017. They’re already shaking up many industries and changing the way people think about life stages. But it seems as if the strongest opinions Millennials have is—surprise, surprise—about themselves.

“What Do We Know About the Generation After Millennials?” Jason Dorsey’s Standing Ovation Talk at TEDx Houston

In his groundbreaking TEDx talk, Jason Dorsey reveals shocking insights about iGen, also known as Generation Z, that every marketer, employer and parent needs to know—which is why his talk received a rousing standing ovation.

iGen, also known as Gen Z or Centennials, is the fast emerging generation on the heels of Millennials. This large, diverse, hyper-connected generation is very different from Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers. In fact, iGen thinks Millennials are old.

What Financial Service Professionals Need to Know About Millennials Now

Clearing up major misconceptions about Millennials’ behaviors and attitudes about saving, investing, and planning for the future.

There are a lot of rumors circulating about Millennials and money, and for good reason. Millennials are a massive generation with buying power to rival – and eventually surpass – Baby Boomers. But when it comes to retirement, investing, and planning for the future, financial services professionals such as financial advisors are either in the dark or working with a set of false information.

Millennial Women Living at Home in Record Numbers

Why are a higher percentage of young women living with their parents now than at any time since World War II, despite an improved job market?

Today’s young adults are closer to their parents than any generation before—literally. Record numbers of Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are still living at home well into their late twenties and even early thirties. New research shows that while this isn’t necessarily the only time in the country’s history that this has happened, this particular set of circumstances is unique.

Millennial Women Living at Home in Record Numbers

A recent Pew Research Center report revealed that more young women in particular are living at home than ever before; in 1940, 36.2% of 18- to 34-year-old women lived with parents or other relatives. However, Pew’s research found that in 2014, 36.4% of young women are living with parents or other relatives... Read More »

CATEGORIES: Generations Millennials / Gen Y Research Findings

Keeping an Eye on DIY: Home Improvement Soars for Millennials

With a growing number of new Millennial homeowners, home improvement stores look for ways to tap into this generation’s unique needs and preferences.

For Millennials, also known as Gen Y, personalization is key in every aspect of life, from their Chipotle orders to their sneaker designs. It should come as no surprise, then, that Millennials also have very specific ideas on what their homes should look like.

iGen’s Banking Preferences: Get Your Debit Cards Ready

Funded by little more than allowance money and hourly wages from after-school jobs, iGen (aka Gen Z) is already armed with specific attitudes about banking.

iGen, also known as Generation Z, may be young, but that doesn’t make them any less opinionated than their Millennial predecessors. However, iGen’s preferences for everything from the clothes they wear to what they’re looking for in a job are already proving to be vastly different than those of Millennials. And iGen’s money preferences go deeper than merely what they buy—they already have specific inclinations about how they bank.

iGen’s Banking Preferences: Get Your Debit Cards Ready

A recent article from the Financial Brand reported new findings from the 2015 TD Bank Checking Experience Index, which showed that iGen might soon make the “bank” in the most traditional sense a foreign concept. Even using a bank’s website to pay bills and check accounts online is outdated to them; they much prefer using mobile banking through an app on their smartphone... Read More »

CATEGORIES: Generations iGen / Gen Z Research Findings Selling & Marketing Technology

Guest Post: Productivity Across Generations

We are excited to have bestselling author David Horsager as a guest blogger to share his take on generations and getting things done. Here is his guest post about how to maximize productivity in the workplace across generations.

While most people agree that productivity is important, diverse personalities, work styles and ages account for a wide difference in opinion about what “getting things done” should look like.

Guest Post: Productivity Across Generations

While Millennials are asking the whys behind a given task, the Baby Boomer manager gets increasingly frustrated with an apparent lack of trust and compliance in the workplace. Age does not have to be a barrier to having efficient, multigenerational teams. Questions drive clearer goals and quick turnarounds on allocated tasks drive business results. Why not have both?... Read More »

CATEGORIES: Baby Boomers Generation X Generations Millennials / Gen Y Workplace & Leadership

Millennials and Cars: Clearing Up the Misconception

New research uncovers Millennials' true feelings about car maintenance

A popular media story says that Millennials don’t like cars. The story goes that Millennials’ transportation needs are being answered by mass transit, Uber, or borrowing their mom’s minivan. In fact, some pundits go so far as to say Millennials “hate” cars. But is this true?

Millennials and Cars: Clearing Up the Misconception

Do Millennials love, hate or have some other view about cars and driving? To uncover the answer, The Center for Generational Kinetics conducted a nationwide survey of 1,000 Americans, aged 18 to 65, who own cars or are the primary driver of a car. The study was regionally representative and included Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers. In short, the study is a snapshot of the Americans with the greatest direct exposure to cars... Read More »

CATEGORIES: Generations Millennials / Gen Y Research Findings Selling & Marketing Technology

New Study Reveals Millennials’ Knowledge Gap on Retirement

Insured Retirement Institute and The Center for Generational Kinetics Report that Gen Y is at Financial Risk

The majority of Millennials are saving for retirement, but does that mean they’re on track to enjoy a financially secure retirement? According to a new national study recently issued by the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) and The Center for Generational Kinetics (The Center), Millennials are falling short when it comes to planning for retirement, and this might have some big implications for their future financial security.

New Study Reveals Millennials’ Knowledge Gap on Retirement

The report found that while 68 percent of Millennials – Americans aged 20 to 37 – said they are saving for retirement, only 29 percent indicated they are actively planning for retirement. At the same time, many Millennials may be developing unrealistic expectations about life in retirement. For example, the report found that most Millennials seriously underestimate how much money they will need for their golden years... Read More »

CATEGORIES: Generations Millennials / Gen Y Research Findings