America’s youngest breadwinners are often seen taking the road less traveled when it comes to personal finance. Coming of age during and after the Great Recession, Millennials have watched their parents struggle from being slaves to traditional finance. As a result, they’re finding new and unique ways to avoid debt, increase long-term savings and achieve the American dream.
September 18, 2017 | Joe Pye
And the more they talk, the happier they are
September 13, 2017 | Gregory Cox
People say sinking money into the housing market is the safest way to shore up cash, but is it?
September 12, 2017 | Joe Pye
Millennials with lower credit scores struggle to make ends meet.
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.
September 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox
More Americans are reconsidering whether they should own their house.
September 6, 2017 | Joe Pye
They’re also more likely to want to learn about credit.
September 4, 2017 | Gregory Cox
But they’re looking to change that by improving their credit scores
August 29, 2017 | Joe Pye
They’re worried about money more than their jobs and relationships
August 28, 2017 | Gregory Cox
And understand they need credit to buy them, even if it might mean fewer lattes
August 23, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
But their growing debt apathy may have payoffs for all
August 18, 2017 | Joe Pye
They’re the furthest from retirement, but it’s still one of their main goals.
August 14, 2017 | Joe Pye
For the first time in a decade, scholarships and grants cover a third of college costs.
August 14, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Trust me, you’ll never guess what it is.
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.
August 4, 2017 | Joe Pye
No really, there’s a report that says so.
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.
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.
July 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Group had less help from parents, learned more on their own than their more successful counterparts.
July 19, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
She started blogging at 16 years old, and a few years later became a full-fledged entrepreneur.
July 18, 2017 | Gregory Cox
Think it means being rich? Think again.
July 11, 2017 | Joe Pye
And that’s a good thing, since we aren’t saving enough anyway.
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.
June 27, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
The test on basic money knowledge has been administered twice — and Americans failed it both times
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.
June 20, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Facing higher costs, teens are relying more on scholarships, grants and their own savings.
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
June 16, 2017 | Joe Pye
They are more conservative with their money at younger ages than previous generations
June 13, 2017 | Joe Pye
Having a credit score under 700 is related to difficulties holding onto jobs and living on your own.
June 6, 2017 | Joe Pye
College graduates value their degrees even though they can’t afford to live on their own.
May 23, 2017 | Joe Pye
They are more willing to give up financial stability for smartphones, than younger generations.
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.
April 28, 2017 | Robert Beiler
A little sacrifice can go just as far as hustle
April 26, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader and his wife are arguing about college for their son.
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.
April 25, 2017 | Joe Pye
They don’t believe in the “American Dream,” but want to move on with adulthood.
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.
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.
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.
March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.
March 10, 2017 | Joe Pye
Generation Z makes millennials look like saints — but they’re the most likely to reach out to businesses.
February 28, 2017 | Joe Pye
Young professionals bear the brunt of increasing work-related stress.
February 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The generation that will soon take over the world has yet to conquer its own financial woes.
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.
January 27, 2017 | Joe Pye
More than any other generation, they want to track their spending better in 2017
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.
January 5, 2017 | Joe Pye
We’re getting paid vacation time, but not using all of it.
January 3, 2017 | Joe Pye
That’s what researchers learned this holiday season, along with two other facts that seem just as weird.
December 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A young reader wants to know his financial options after high school.
November 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials
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.