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.

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Dvorkin On Debt: My Millennial Financial Obsession

October 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

I often worry about the financial future of the next generation. But it’s hard to tell whether my fears are misplaced with this research.


More Parents Want to Talk About Money Instead of Sex

October 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

There’s a generational divide when it comes to kids knowing how much their parents earned

America Saves Week

Ask The Expert: My Husband Hates 529 Plans. Is He Right?

September 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to save now for their infant son’s college, but her spouse has serious doubts.

Millennials can't save? Not true

What A Millennial Thinks Is His Generation’s Greatest Weakness

September 20, 2016 |

It’s their dependency on their parents for financial decisions.

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Ask The Expert: Should We Charge Our Daughter Rent?

August 24, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks it will teach her a lesson, but his wife isn’t so sure.

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Money Problems Make Young People “Work Martyrs”

August 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Millennials are so worried about their current finances that they will never stop working.

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Retirement Is the Biggest Source of Financial Stress

August 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Young people are more stressed about retirement than paying off their student loans.

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Millennial Credit Scores Continue to Rise

August 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Many young people are hesitant about buying homes, but for those that are jumping on board, they’re doing it with better credit and more FHA loans.

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Most Kids Expect Parents to Pay for Any College They Want

August 8, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most kids already anticipate their parents paying for college, regardless of what institution it is.


Millennials Can’t Make a Million

August 4, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With low wages and high student loan debt, it turns out millennials can’t fathom the idea of saving more than they actually need, if they can save at all.

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Off to College Next Year? Now You Can Apply for Aid Sooner

August 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

You can now apply for financial aid a year in advance

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Most Everyone Thinks College Is Worth It

August 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most everyone believes college is worth the investment, but a lot of Americans wish that it were free.

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People are More Scared About Money Than Death

July 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

What do Americans fear most about retiring? Living too long. They don’t have a death wish, but they’re afraid of running out of money before they run out of time.

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Do Millennials Actually Care About Money?

July 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn

When it comes to what young people want at work, income is last on the list

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Millennials Aren’t as Different as They Think They Are

July 6, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The majority of millennials actually want to get married, buy a house, and adult with the rest of society.

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By The Numbers: Millennial Madness

July 1, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

They’re weirder than you even thought.

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Will Power: Why A Will Is So Important, And Why Most People Don’t Have One

June 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

More than 70 percent of Americans don’t have a will in place or an updated will. Regardless of age, why do you need a will?

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Male Millennials Are More Confident Investing Than Their Female Counterparts

June 23, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

women of this generation feel less secure in their financial futures

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FOMO Plays a Huge Role in Millennial Spending

June 21, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

How the fear of missing out effects this generation

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Student Debt is Promoting a Stagnant Housing Market

June 20, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why many are struggling to buy and sell homes

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Millennials Will Direct the Future of Fraud Management

June 8, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

If banks give this generation the tools to bank easier and safer, they’ll earn themselves loyal customers. If not…

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Millennial Quirks May Reshape The Big Business Model

June 1, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

How corporations need to change if they expect to attract and keep Gen Y employees

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Millennials’ War on the Archaic Business Model

May 31, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

How corporations need to change if they expect to attract Gen Y employees

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Student Loan Debt Is Killing Our Careers

May 30, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Student loans are limiting career choices, and not just for millennials

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Colleges are Failing Students in Financial Preparedness

May 24, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Most grads feel like they’re “going it alone” with their finances

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The 10 Best Entry Level Positions for Young Professionals

May 19, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Everybody wants to know what they can make. Here’s what the graduates of 2016 should look to earn — if they’re among the lucky ones…

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Millennials: The Generation That Can Do No Good and the Housing Market

May 17, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why those in housing industry think homes will be in a short supply, and why they believe millennials are to blame


Dvorkin On Debt: 3 Good-News Numbers

December 7, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Stats on America’s personal finances can be depressing, but here are some numbers to raise your holiday spirits.

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Still Supporting Your Adult Kids? 5 Steps To Set Them Free

December 1, 2015 | Money Talks News

They need to become independent. Wean your children financially with love and respect.

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5 Inexpensive Holiday Gifts for Hipsters

November 26, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

Satisfy a hipsters need for cool things without spending a bundle.

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Ask The Expert: How Much Does It Cost To Be Alone?

October 21, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants her son to get a roommate to save money, but he says it won’t really help.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Take The “Tired” Out Of “Retired”

October 12, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here’s how to counter the doom and gloom about retirement savings.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Do You Bribe Your Kids?

August 10, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If so, there’s a right way and a wrong way. The right way is called “allowance.” The wrong way is called “cookies.”

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Dvorkin On Debt: My Millennial Skepticism

August 3, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

I’ve touted my support for the next generation, but not all is fine with their finances.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Why We Need To Stop Sneering At Millennials

July 6, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

They’ll do just fine financially, thank you very much.

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Millionaires: 5 Ways They’re Just Like Us!

May 7, 2015 | Jess Miller

Millionaires are expected to have it all, but here’s why they fear losing it — and what you can learn from them.

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What Most Americans Are Doing RIGHT With Their Money

April 27, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The headlines during Financial Literacy Month have been scary, but buried in the stories is really good news.

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3 Ways Millennials Are Like Their Grandparents When It Comes To Money

April 27, 2015 | Jess Miller

They’re not all spoiled and selfish. Millennials have learned a lot from Baby Boomers, and that’s a good thing.

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More Millennial Optimism: Will They Be The Greatest (Financial) Generation?

April 20, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

While Baby Boomers head for a retirement bust, their offspring are learning from their parents’ mistakes.

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Forget Your Kids’ College, Save For Retirement

March 24, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger

Parents are making sure their kids don’t learn the best lesson college can teach — financial independence.

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Why Millennials May Be Better Than Baby Boomers

March 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The youngest workers are still the brokest, but they may have the best financial habits.

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Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights

March 10, 2015 | Jess Miller

Obama wants these four rights to be a foundation of higher education for every American.


The Top 4 Party Schools To Apply For

March 10, 2015 | Jess Miller

Where you should go to college if you’re looking to do equal parts drinking and studying.

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Credit Unions Are Dropping Free Checking Too — But Millennials Don’t Care

March 10, 2015 | Jess Miller

Still store your money in a national bank? Here are five reasons that will change your mind.

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By The Numbers: Millennial Madness

March 6, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

This week: No question is too big, small, or weird for a millennial opinion poll.

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Will Millennials Retire More Comfortably Than Their Parents?

March 5, 2015 | Jess Miller

Even though they’re struggling to make ends meet, millennials have better saving habits than their parents.

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30 Of The Wackiest College Majors Out There

March 3, 2015 | Claire Maurer

Don’t want to go to business school? Become a master meat cutter or surf all day instead.

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America Owes $1.16 Trillion On Student Loans! YAWN

February 19, 2015 | Jess Miller

The one troubling stat about student loans that no one’s paying attention to — and it’s not the one above.

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Infographic: The Danger of Decades

February 18, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

If your age ends in a 9 — 19, 29, 39 and so on — be careful. You could die this year. Or run faster.

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Infographic: 33 Student Discounts You Can Use Even After Graduation

February 17, 2015 | Jess Miller

That little student ID card can get you big savings, on everything from new cars to your next meal.