Food & Wine says Gen X may be restaurant industry’s “best hope.”

Posted On February 17, 2018

If you think millennials will be the death of chain restaurants, you may be surprised to hear they and other eateries may have a savior – Generation X. About a month after Business Insider proclaimed last year that millennials were “killing” chain restaurants, Food & Wine magazine cited research from the NPD group showing that […]

Categories: Generation X

Is iGen the “first truly post-Christian generation?”

Posted On February 8, 2018

It’s been 136 years since Friedrich Nietzche declared that “God is dead.” Despite the revelations of the Enlightenment, however, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other forms of religion have survived and prospered around the world. Now, over a century later, one study suggests iGen may be looking to finish the job. In a recent study by […]

Categories: iGen

Who’s the best at feeding the piggy bank? You might be surprised.

Posted On January 21, 2018

Quick question: Which generation would you think is doing the best at saving for the future? Baby Boomers? They’re the closest to retirement, and therefore the benefits of saving should be most immediate to them. Generation X? They’re in their peak earning years, and should have the most resources from which to feed the piggy […]

Categories: Financial Services, Generation Y / Millennials, Wealth

On today’s episode in the Generational Blame Game: The Baby Boomers

Posted On January 16, 2018

A favorite narrative these days goes something like this: If you’re wondering about the source of society’s ills, look no further than the millennials. Participation trophies. Entitlement. Pumpkin spice lattes. No wonder we’re in such a mess. You can hardly run a Google search without finding another blustery column by a Generation X or Baby […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Recession Economy, Work

Martyrdom is Back in Style – In the Workplace, that is

Posted On January 10, 2018

Want to get away? If you’ve seen its commercials, Southwest Airlines believes the universal answer to that question is “Yes.” But a large segment of Americans aren’t ready for a vacation. The thought of taking paid time off from work makes them feel guilty. They tell themselves they can’t afford to get away from the […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work

Minimalist Office Design Trends

Posted On December 29, 2017

Today we offer a guest blog from Mark Cop on office design trends: There are perks of having a minimalistic office design, which is making it more and more popular. With fewer things to distract you, it’s easier to focus on your task. If you want to convert your office to a minimalistic design, here […]

Categories: Work, Workplace

Millennial Home Ownership on the Rise

Posted On December 18, 2017

When we discuss the differences between generations, between millennials and Generation X and the Baby Boomers and iGen, it’s important to recognize that some traits or trends that may look like characteristics of a generation are really just characteristics of all people of a certain age. For instance, we may look at millennials and consider […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Home Ownership

Come visit! Well, maybe…

Posted On December 14, 2017

America’s Baby Boomers are at the age where they are either retiring or thinking about retiring. Many of them will move south to Florida – a state that has become known as much for its retirement communities as its beaches and theme parks. Others will go west to Arizona, drawn by the warm, dry climate. […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Retirement

Are Millennials, online shopping taking a bite out of Black Friday?

Posted On November 29, 2017

Is Black Friday fading? It depends on who you ask. Anecdotal evidence around the country seemed to indicate that the traditional Friday-after-Thanksgiving shopping spree wasn’t as big a free-for-all as in past years, but Forbes cited numbers from the National Retail Federation and Prospect Insights & Analytics that showed turnout to be higher than expected. […]

Categories: Advertising, Generation Y / Millennials, Wealth

Entitled generation? If so, millennials aren’t the first.

Posted On October 30, 2017

I have written many times in this space that millennials are not unique in being looked down upon as a generation by their elders. They’ve been labeled as entitled, lazy, self-absorbed. Their grandparents didn’t think much differently about their parents back in the day. Now bbc.com has been so kind as to substantiate this belief […]

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