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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Here’s looking at you, kid: Millennials shun classic films

Posted On October 19, 2017

Frankly my dear, millennials don’t give a damn. Not about classic movies, anyway. The New York Post recently cited an FYE.com survey that found that less than 25 percent of millennials surveyed had watched a movie from the 1940s or ‘50s from start to finish. Thirty percent said they’d never watched a black and white […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials

I Don’t Want to Grow Up, I’m an iGen Kid

Posted On October 6, 2017

So it appears today’s teens are doing less. According to various studies and surveys, fewer of them are driving or working part-time jobs. Are they just lazy? Fewer of them are drinking, having sex or getting pregnant. Are they more responsible than previous generations at that age? In a recent piece for CNN, San Diego […]

Categories: iGen, Parenting

The good, the bad, and the … stay tuned!

Posted On October 2, 2017

This week the Federal Reserve released the 2016 Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF).  The SCF is one of the largest (over 6,000 households were interviewed for the 2016 survey), comprehensive and representative surveys to track patterns of household spending, income, wealth and investment.  Conducted every three years since 1989, the SCF provides analysts – including […]

Categories: Financial Services, Generation X, Wealth

Get Off My Lawn: Another (Best-Selling) Writer Falls Prey to Millennial Cliche

Posted On September 28, 2017

Another week, another Boomer or Gen Xer writing a column about what’s wrong with millennials. You may recall the Los Angeles Times columnist whose “millennial pledge” drew the ire of younger readers. Or the Birmingham-area judge who vented in an AL.com column about the lack of adversity or sacrifice in millennials’ lives. Ragging on the […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Generations

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

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