Archive For The “Millennial” Category

It’s Totally Freaking Okay To Do At Age 25

It’s Totally Freaking Okay To Do At Age 25

1. Living with your parents. Things got complicated somewhere along the line, and a lot of millennials are staying in their family homes a lot longer than they used to. It isn’t ideal, it is often stressful, and it can sometimes feel embarrassing. But know above all else that if you’re taking steps towards your future, working…

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Millennials Aren’t Having Kids. That’s A Problem For Baby Boomer Real Estate & Retirement

Millennials Aren’t Having Kids. That’s A Problem For Baby Boomer Real Estate & Retirement

After 30-plus years in her career, Donna is counting down the months until retirement. She gleefully shares with me everything she has planned for when she can do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. But in the middle of her excitement, something turns her mood. She clenches her fists and asks me demandingly, “Where are…

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My Teenage Sense Of Entitlement Cost Me $56K As An Adult

My Teenage Sense Of Entitlement Cost Me $56K As An Adult

Earlier this month, I strolled through my apartment one last time, blaring “Vienna” by Billy Joel, trying to remind myself why I was leaving New York City. I thought about all of the experiences I had — all of the bad dates, late-night Seamless deliveries, and brunch — so much brunch! But deep down, I…

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What 30 Really Looks Like: Debating Having Kids

What 30 Really Looks Like: Debating Having Kids

We’re back again with our second installment of What 30 Really Looks Like, just in time for the new year. My birthday is three weeks away, and with the big 2-9 on the horizon, it’s a topic I’m thinking about more and more lately. Where am I? What do I want more of? What do…

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Actually, We All Face The “Millennial Problems”

Actually, We All Face The “Millennial Problems”

People tend to give millennials a hard time. (Avocado toast is expensive, OK?!) The funny thing is a lot of the things the younger generation is dealing with on the daily are things the older generation has issues with, too. Whether it’s finding a quality partner via online dating or getting stuck somewhere without Wi-Fi, these millennial…

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Millennials Feel Like Kids Because They Can’t Afford To Be Adults

Millennials Feel Like Kids Because They Can’t Afford To Be Adults

I’m 27, and most days, I feel like I’m still waiting for adulthood to start. I still live in a dorm room, with roommates; my possessions mostly amount to cheap IKEA kitchenware and thrifted J. Crew. And while my parents owned a home and had two kids at my age, I consider it an accomplishment…

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