Three millennial guys at a bar talking about money in relationships

Millennials Talk About Money More Than You’d Think

September 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

And the more they talk, the happier they are

A man carefully holds a tiny house in his hands because he knows housing is a good long-term investment

Housing is Still Americans’ Favorite Long-Term Investment

September 13, 2017 | Gregory Cox

People say sinking money into the housing market is the safest way to shore up cash, but is it?

A millennial who is broke shows off his empty pockets

Stuck in a Rut: Some Millennials Will Always Be Broke

September 12, 2017 | Joe Pye

Millennials with lower credit scores struggle to make ends meet.

Workers are wasting time on their phones

Full-time Workers Keep Wasting Time on Their Phones

September 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Workers spend an average of five hours a week on their phones doing nonwork things and their employers don’t like it. They also think their workers are doing it more often than they really are.

Homeownership is Not the American Dream.

Is Homeownership No Longer the American Dream?

September 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox

More Americans are reconsidering whether they should own their house.

A millennial woman explains credit to her peers

Millennial Women Know Credit More Than Male Peers

September 6, 2017 | Joe Pye

They’re also more likely to want to learn about credit.

Hispanics mad about their credit score.

Hispanics Are Mad About Their Credit

September 4, 2017 | Gregory Cox

But they’re looking to change that by improving their credit scores

Millennials and money: Financial fears have them stressing at work and beyond

Millennials Are in Fear of Their Finances — Especially Debt

August 29, 2017 | Joe Pye

They’re worried about money more than their jobs and relationships

Millennials are buying homes.

Millennials Want to Buy Homes

August 28, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And understand they need credit to buy them, even if it might mean fewer lattes

Generation X Logo

Generation X Is Stuck in a Tight Spot

August 23, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

But their growing debt apathy may have payoffs for all

How millennials think about retirement while relaxing at home

Millennials Would Rather Save for Retirement Than Raise a Family

August 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

They’re the furthest from retirement, but it’s still one of their main goals.

Americans paying for college

Americans Are Getting Better at Paying For College

August 14, 2017 | Joe Pye

For the first time in a decade, scholarships and grants cover a third of college costs.

Woman depressed in the summer

The Most Depressing Statistic of the Summer

August 14, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Trust me, you’ll never guess what it is.

Searching for Gen Xers on the Internet.

Gen Xers Have Owned Homes Longer — Yet Owe Slightly Less Than Millennials

August 10, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

Because of the recession, Gen Xers are still struggling to pay off the majority of their mortgages — and are falling behind older and younger generations in the process.

cellphone

Being Polite Can Save You Money

August 4, 2017 | Joe Pye

No really, there’s a report that says so.

An upset college graduate rests her head on her hand after she hears recent student debt statistics

Student Debt Hurts Women More Than Men

July 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Women are suffering from student loan debt at a higher rate than men, and this first-person account of drowning in debt shows it.

Two Millennials sit at an outdoor cafe looking at a Wallet cash flow graph in a Personal Financial Management (PFM) platform

More Millennials Are Saving in 401(k) Plans

July 21, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Baby Boomers still lead in total participitation, but the youngest generation in the workforce leads growth in use over past five years.

Woman fighting a headache, sitting in front of a laptop in a home office late at night, plagued by financial stress

Broke Millennials Can’t Crawl Out from Financial Hole

July 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Group had less help from parents, learned more on their own than their more successful counterparts.

Eva, creator of Teens Got Cents, teaches finances to young people on her blog

Eva Teaches Young People About Money

July 19, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski

She started blogging at 16 years old, and a few years later became a full-fledged entrepreneur.

Couple on a sailboat are well off but also may not connect American wealth with having a lot of money

Americans Define Wealth in Very Different Ways

July 18, 2017 | Gregory Cox

Think it means being rich? Think again.

A Baby Boomer business woman sits in a corner office, examining a computer screen

Americans Hope They Can Work in Retirement

July 11, 2017 | Joe Pye

And that’s a good thing, since we aren’t saving enough anyway.

Person buried by bills and debt holds up a sign asking for help

Plot Twist: Millennials Want to Pay Their Own Bills

June 30, 2017 | Joe Pye

They believe they should cover their expenses at an earlier age – despite the fact that they still live at home.

u.s. teens fail financial literacy

U.S. Students Score Below Average on Worldwide Financial Literacy Test

June 27, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

The test on basic money knowledge has been administered twice — and Americans failed it both times

Millennial using his cell phone at the train station believes that retirement sucks

Millennials Aren’t Interested In Retiring

June 26, 2017 | Joe Pye

They’re out-saving Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, not to retire — but to work their dream jobs and travel.

3 young Millennials sit in a minimalist office blurred in the background, with a hand depositing a coin in a while piggy bank

Students Relying Less on Parents to Pay for College

June 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

 Facing higher costs, teens are relying more on scholarships, grants and their own savings.

millennial with student loans

Student Loans: What America Doesn’t Know Is Killing Us

June 20, 2017 | Joe Pye

Most borrowers have no idea what they’ll owe in the future – or even how many years their loans are for

A young hipster man sits at his apartment kitchen table, pouring over his budget and finances with calculator in hand

Millennials Out-Save Older Generations

June 16, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more conservative with their money at younger ages than previous generations

What if I stopped paying my credit cards?

Middle Class Millennials Struggle With Employment

June 13, 2017 | Joe Pye

Having a credit score under 700 is related to difficulties holding onto jobs and living on your own.

moving back in with parents

College Grads Moving Back To Mom’s And Dad’s

June 6, 2017 | Joe Pye

College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

Baby Boomers Really Love Smartphones

May 23, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more willing to give up financial stability for smartphones, than younger generations.

When it comes to kids and money, teach kids to work on their finances to avoid things like adult Millennials living at home

Millennial Adults Still Living At Home

May 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most moms say their adult children aren’t ready to live on their own and only one-third of young adults are looking to move out of their parent’s house.

debt management plan

3 Steps to Become Debt-Free and Chase Your Dreams

April 28, 2017 | Robert Beiler

A little sacrifice can go just as far as hustle

why a college degree is more valuable

Ask The Expert: Should We NOT Send Our Son To College?

April 26, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader and his wife are arguing about college for their son.

Amazon Cardboard Boxes

If You’ve Got a Teen, You’ve Got Amazon Prime

April 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Amazon Prime has turned into a must-have for homes with teens in them. If you’ve got kids, it’s likely you’ll have Amazon Prime.

Live without a car

Millennials Figure Out The Housing Market

April 25, 2017 | Joe Pye

They don’t believe in the “American Dream,” but want to move on with adulthood.

student loans

Student Loans Make Millennials Desperate

April 11, 2017 | Joe Pye

Nearly 90 percent of young employees would commit to an employer for 5 years – if it helped them pay back their debt.

millennials sign up for health insurance

What Happens When Researchers Team Up? This.

April 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Turns out you can learn a lot more when you join forces. Here are some surprising results of this new trend.

When it comes to kids and money, teach kids to work on their finances to avoid things like adult Millennials living at home

You’re Not Talking To Your Grown Kid About Money

March 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most families believe having money chats is very important but neither parents nor their adult children are actually talking about finances.

parents stressed about retirement

No Parents, You Can’t Have It All

March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.

gen z student

The Rudest Generation

March 10, 2017 | Joe Pye

Generation Z makes millennials look like saints — but they’re the most likely to reach out to businesses.

A woman with defensive body language in a job interview

Millennials Struggle To Stay Calm At Work

February 28, 2017 | Joe Pye

Young professionals bear the brunt of increasing work-related stress.

millennials in debt

Millennials Give Scary Answers to Silly Questions About Debt

February 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The generation that will soon take over the world has yet to conquer its own financial woes.

millennials sign up for health insurance

Study: Millennials Just Aren’t Worth Much

February 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Millennials have half the amount of savings baby boomers did at the same age. They’re also making $10,000 less today than their 1989 counterparts.

money myths

Millennials Will Start Budgeting This Year

January 27, 2017 | Joe Pye

More than any other generation, they want to track their spending better in 2017

children's finances

Millennial Parents are Surviving Because of Their Parents

January 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Grandparents that are more willing to help out are saving their millennial children tens of thousands of dollars a year in child-rearing.

40-hour work week? Try 60

All Work, No Play Is the American Way

January 5, 2017 | Joe Pye

We’re getting paid vacation time, but not using all of it.

Money questions millennials shopping habits

Millennials Really Love Malls

January 3, 2017 | Joe Pye

That’s what researchers learned this holiday season, along with two other facts that seem just as weird.

save for retirement before college

Ask The Expert: Do I NEED To Go To College? [video]

December 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A young reader wants to know his financial options after high school.

green tax breaks

Homebuyers Are Concerned About Affordability, Especially Millennials

November 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials

financial security matters more to women

Women Want Financial Security; Men Don’t Care

November 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Turns out that millennial men and women have some different priorities when it comes to saving money and what they are saving for.