Dissecting some Generation X cliches

Posted On February 3, 2020

What does it mean to be Generation X? Are we forever doomed to be the quintessential middle child, overlooked between the Baby Boomers and millennials? Are we the slackers described in the Douglas Coupland book that spawned the name? Are we the Forgotten Generation? Last year, the New York Times…

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OK, Boomer: iGen strikes back

Posted On December 2, 2019

If you are of a certain age and like to share your opinions on open social media platforms like Twitter, you may have come across a cryptic response: “OK, Boomer.” It should not be mistaken as acquiescence. You have just been given a two-word slap-down by the younger generation, a…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y / Millennials, Generations, iGen

A few good reasons not to forget about Generation X

Posted On October 17, 2019

Stuck between the once-mighty Baby Boomers and the front-running millennials, Generation X is often considered the Forgotten Generation. Earlier this year, however, they went from just being considered forgotten to actually being forgotten: Smells like Disrespect. But thankfully not everyone has forgotten about us. VisionCritical.com recently compiled a list of…

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Gen X won’t be overlooked by financial industry for long

Posted On August 22, 2019

As the Baby Boomers enter retirement and millennials are now the largest segment of the workforce and the consumer base, we’ve noted before that Generation X has somewhat of a middle child syndrome. This might seem particularly true in the financial industry, where Boomers essentially built the industry as we…

Categories: Financial Services, Generation X, Retirement

Xers are in peak years for work-related anxiety

Posted On June 3, 2019

Generation X is in its peak earning years, but it’s also in its peak years for work-related stress. MarketWatch.com recently shared findings that probably aren’t that surprising: Gen-Xers are significantly more stressed in their jobs than other generations. Fifty-four percent of Gen-Xers surveyed in a recent LinkedIn Learning study said…

Categories: Blog, Generation X, Work, Workplace

Tips for the Gen X manager: Get out there and communicate

Posted On July 24, 2018

For years, meetings were the bane of a Generation X employee’s existence. What a time suck, they thought. What a colossal waste — time spent yapping and staring at each other that would be better spent working. When I’m running things, they told themselves, we aren’t doing this anymore. Well,…

Categories: Generation X, Podcast, Uncategorized, Work, Workplace

Dealing with the mid-career doldrums: Is it time for a change?

Posted On April 12, 2018

Are you tired of your job? No, I mean really tired – to the point of throwing away a career of twenty-some-odd years and starting over? You may be suffering from a fairly common phenomenon I call the mid-career doldrums. You’ve been doing the same job for a couple decades,…

Categories: Financial Services, Generation X, Podcast, Work

Who argues over money the most? (Spoiler: It’s not the kids, and it’s not the grandparents)

Posted On March 24, 2018

They are in their prime earning years, old enough to have moved into management positions but young enough to not be staring directly at retirement just yet. And yet, perhaps moreso than any other generation, Gen-Xers are stressed about money. In a story initially published by LearnVest, Forbes contributor Julia…

Categories: Financial Services, Generation X, Wealth
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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…

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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…

Categories: Financial Services, Generation X, Wealth

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