Archive For The “Millennial” Category

One in three UK millennials will never own a home

One in three UK millennials will never own a home

Thinktank predicts half will be renting in their 40s and a third ‘by time they claim pensions’  Resolution Foundation: ‘Britain’s housing problems have developed into a full-blown crisis over recent decades and young people are bearing the brunt.’ Photograph: Yui Mok/PA One in three of Britain’s millennial generation will never own their own home, with many forced…

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Everybody Hates That Millennial Minimalist Dream Girl From Instagram

Everybody Hates That Millennial Minimalist Dream Girl From Instagram

There are many kinds of porn in this world. There is porn porn, there is food porn, there is travel porn, and then there is my least favorite genre of all, General Lifestyle Porn. It’s photo sets and blogs and magazine profiles designed specifically to make you feel badly about yourself, like the inadequate, sweatpant-clad loser…

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Lattes Don’t Make You Poor — An Unequal Society Does

Lattes Don’t Make You Poor — An Unequal Society Does

We have previously made it clear that “the latte factor” (i.e., the savings from not buying a daily latte can make you rich) is mostly b.s. At the same time, TFD does admit that making your own coffee at home will save you some money. It won’t make you a millionaire, but it might help you put an extra…

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Add divorce to the list of things Millennials are killing

Add divorce to the list of things Millennials are killing

Bras, top sheets, sleeping with clothes and now … divorce. Millennials get blamed for “killing” many trends, and the latest example might mean everyone’s favorite generation to hate is in it for the long haul after tying the knot, according to a new study. University of Maryland professor Philip Cohen found that from 2008 to 2016, the U.S. divorce rate dropped by 18…

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Millennial women are going braless. Feminism?

Millennial women are going braless. Feminism?

Buying a first bra has long been considered a rite of passage for young women. These days, however, it’s the ditching of the undergarment (or wearing wire-free versions) that’s empowering female Millennials. Sure, going braless is nothing new — the concept is at least as old as the women’s liberation movement of the ’60s — but young…

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I Gave Up Shopping For A Year At Age 30

I Gave Up Shopping For A Year At Age 30

The first time I gave up shopping for a year (2010), everyone in my circle thought I was on a different planet. And I don’t blame them. Over the years Ross, Target and DSW had become my best friends and I don’t say that lightly. When I was happy, I shopped. When I was sad,…

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It’s Ok To Have An Expensive Coffee Habit

It’s Ok To Have An Expensive Coffee Habit

Living in South Africa, where more than 50% of the population lives in poverty (that’s 53.8% of South Africans living on less than about $60 a month), I’m one of the wealthy. I have a steady income, a roof over my head, and a car to transport my children to and from school. “Wealthy” might be stretching…

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Quit Being A Typical Millennial

Quit Being A Typical Millennial

Millennials are the generation who grew up alongside worldwide web, google and social media. We are the middle generations who have seen the world without the internet and appreciate the fact that the internet and technologies happened to us whilst we were still young and fresh to take them as an essential part of life….

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I Had To Revise My Finances After Becoming A Widow At 26

I Had To Revise My Finances After Becoming A Widow At 26

We planned a life of freedom and thrills. We were going to harness frugality to retire early and spend the balance of life traveling the world and pursuing transient hobbies. My husband died two years ago. At 26, I was a suddenly solo female homeowner and castaway in a state where I had about three…

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Analysis of millennials, minus the avocados

Analysis of millennials, minus the avocados

The notion of a generational clash has been around for generations. The old grow older, the young grow up, the latter challenge the former, the former lament the latter, and society moves forwards, improving every time. That was the idea, anyway. As Karl Mannheim wrote in a seminal essay of 1929, “The Problem of Generations”,…

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