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 phrase that has taken on […]

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

What we’re blaming millennials for this week: saving too much

Posted On October 10, 2019

They’re entitled, we said. Self-absorbed. The products of participation trophy culture. But now millennials are frugal? Citing research from Raymond James, cnbc.com noted that millennials might be to blame for slower economic growth. Raymond James analyst Travis McCourt cited the rise of the U.S. personal savings rate — 8.1 percent this August, as compared to […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Recession Economy

How a family-owned coffee company is brewing for a new generation

Posted On August 26, 2019

It’s not often that I get to do a radio show with the owner of a company while I’m consuming his product. But in the latest episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston,” I sipped on some coffee with chicory produced by Baton Rouge-based Community Coffee while talking with the company’s fourth-generation owner and president, […]

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Generation Y / Millennials, What's Working with Cam Marston

PowerPoint: Not just for conference presentations anymore

Posted On August 18, 2019

PowerPoints are a useful digital tool. They make it easier to organize your thoughts or prepare a presentation. They have become the go-to method of presenting information at conferences, business meetings, professional development and any number of other professional settings. And now, apparently, they can also help you find your friend a date. According to […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials

The BP Method: Using reverse mentoring as a talent recruiting tool

Posted On July 5, 2019

A year ago, I spoke with Pershing Advisor Solutions CEO Mark Tibergien about reverse mentoring, where older business leaders enlist the help of younger employees to keep up to date on current trends and the issues important to millennials in the workplace. Now one of the largest energy companies in the world is utilizing the […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Recruiting, Training Industry, Workplace

Even the NFL is having to adjust to a millennial workforce

Posted On April 2, 2019

All kinds of businesses and industries are having to adjust to the increasing numbers of millennials in the workforce. Some are quicker to adapt than others. It’s curious that an industry with a workforce dominated by millennials would be one of those more resistant to change. But in a business like professional football, where toughness […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Women are fueling a resurgence in millennial household incomes

Posted On March 5, 2019

We all know the economic issues with which the millennial generation has been saddled. We’ve all heard the stories of millennials moving back in with their parents and struggling to make ends meet while paying off exorbitant student loans. But there is good news: According to the Pew Research Center, incomes are rising and millennial […]

Categories: Blog, Generation Y / Millennials, Wealth, Women, Work

The fall of the golf course community and rise of the … agrihood?

Posted On January 30, 2019

The good news for the real estate market is that millennial home-buying has slowly been trending upward since 2017. If you live in a golf course community and was hoping that’d help your property values, however, the news maybe isn’t so good. According to the Wall Street Journal, millennials are shunning such communities because they […]

Categories: Blog, Generation Y / Millennials, Home Ownership, Real Estate

Having trouble adulting? Now there’s a class for that

Posted On January 22, 2019

Well, this won’t help combat the millennial stereotype: There apparently is now such a thing as “adulting classes.” According to CBS News, the classes teach life skills like cooking, sewing, budgeting and time management — you know, those things most of us learned from our parents or through our own trial and error. I can […]

Categories: Blog, Generation Y / Millennials, Parenting

Still supporting your adult children? Join the club

Posted On January 10, 2019

Have you helped your adult children with a rent payment since they moved out on their own? Covered their insurance? Helped them pay down their bills or chipped in on a down-payment for a house or car? You’re far from alone. You’re actually in the majority. Nearly 80 percent of parents continue to help their […]

Categories: Blog, Generation Y / Millennials, Parenting

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