Boomers: One Generation, Two Different Animals

Posted On September 20, 2017

They say you can never stop learning. If you’re a financial adviser, you should strive to prove that theory. One of the important things we need to keep re-learning is how different generations prefer to handle their money — or even different subsets within the same generation. Many advisers, for instance, may think they know […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Financial Services, Wealth

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Generation X?

Posted On August 14, 2017

Dust off that cape, Generation X. No, not that one. The other one. The one with the big S on it. You’re being called upon to save the country. From millennials. In a recent piece for the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Hennessey ticked off all the usual criticisms of the “participation […]

Categories: Generation X, Generations, Workplace

Telecommuting? Maybe teleco-NO!

Posted On August 4, 2017

Technology and millennial demands for flexibility have conspired to convince many companies to allow their employees to not bother coming into the office. With the internet, remote messaging systems and cloud technology, there doesn’t seem to be much reason in many industries for employees to be corralled under the same roof. While the advantages of […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Next on millennials’ hit list: Beer?

Posted On August 1, 2017

You may have read that millennials may be the death of chain restaurants. Or that their news consumption habits have made newspapers endangered species. What are millennials killing next? Beer, apparently. CNBC reported recently that millennials are drinking more wine and spirits and less beer. Goldman Sachs recently downgraded Boston Beer Company, makers of Sam […]

Categories: Advertising, Generation Y / Millennials

Pop goes the workplace: The rise of flash organizations

Posted On July 28, 2017

You know all about startups. But have you heard about pop-ups? In an economy where layoffs and job insecurity are becoming the norm and employers are trying to do more with less, pop-up employment or “flash organizations” may be an emerging trend in certain industries. Flash organizations are loosely knit teams of freelancers, often who […]

Categories: Workplace

That Girl Can Code!

Posted On July 24, 2017

Women have made a lot of gains in the workplace, and many of those gains have been accomplished or expanded upon by millennials. Computing and the tech industry remain largely male-dominated fields, however. According to National Center for Women and Information Technology, only 26 percent of computing jobs in the 2016 U.S. workforce were held […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Women, Work, Workplace

Do millennials have us motoring to a sharing economy?

Posted On July 12, 2017

How important is your car? Most of us would say, “very.” We are a nation that loves the freedom of private automobiles. It may surprise you, then, to hear that 30 percent of millennials who responded in a Goldman Sachs survey had no plans to buy a car. Another 25 percent said that while a […]

Categories: Automotive, Generation Y / Millennials, Product Design

Preparing millennials for the grind: Not everyone gets a trophy in college football, or the working world

Posted On July 11, 2017

College football coaches find inspiration and motivational tips in a variety of places, from generals to CEOs to children battling cancer. It doesn’t matter where the lesson comes from, only that it is powerful enough to have an effect on a group of 18- to 23-year-old men who spend most of their time in the […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

Leading Multi-Generational Teams

Posted On July 6, 2017

If I mention the term “Generation X,” what’s the first word that pops in your mind? Is it “slackers?” When you think of millennials, do you automatically think of someone who has a feeling of entitlement, who is likely to leave a job at the drop of a hat if it doesn’t match their preconceived […]

Categories: Work, Workplace

Micro-Generation? “Xennials?”

Posted On July 3, 2017

Ever felt like you didn’t fit within your generation? Or maybe that you fit in parts of more than one? If you were born between 1977 and 1983, an Australian sociology professor believes you’re right. Dan Woodman, an associate sociology professor at the University of Melbourne, believes people born during that time frame don’t fit […]

Categories: Generation X, Generation Y / Millennials, Generations

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