Millennials don't follow traditional financial trends
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Millennials face unique challenges in personal finance and often buck traditional financial wisdom.

Millennials comprise a generation that come of age during the worst economic period in our country after the Great Depression. Growing up during and after the Great Recession gave has given them some unique perspectives on money. They saw their parents lose everything during the real estate collapse in 2008 and the subsequent 2009 stock market crash. The graduated from college with crushing student loan debt and limited employment opportunities in a weak job market. All of this changed how they view their financial world. The articles in this section follow current financial trends with America’s youngest breadwinners. You can see how Millennials are faring with student debt, credit and homeownership. Below the articles, you can find more information on the overarching trends that impact what is now the biggest consumer segment in the U.S.