A new national study by the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) and The Center for Generational Kinetics dove deep into the generational divide to uncover retirement trends and realities for each generation... Read More »
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?
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.
Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are quickly becoming the most prominent demographic in the U.S. labor force, and they’re bringing their smartphones along for the ride. Read More »
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.
A study conducted by the Pew Research Center investigated teens’ social media habits. Here are the most interesting findings... Read More »
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.
Surprisingly, the number of young adults heading their own households was slightly lower in 2015 (25 million) than it was before the recession began in 2007 (25.2 million). Read More »
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?
Millennials no doubt have new kinds of restrictions on how much they can invest since so many of them are saddled with record-breaking... Read More »
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.
Here are a few of the pros and cons highlighted in the article... Read More »
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.
Here are five key points you need to know now to stay ahead of the curve... Read More »
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!
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 »
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).
The study revealed that to compensate for the decrease in attention paid to walking and thus avoid accidents, texters adopted a more... Read More »
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.
We recently got the chance to interview Paul Blanco, Managing Partner at Barnum Financial Group, to get an insider’s... Read More »