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Millennials Coming of Age Interactive Infographic

  • Megan Reply

    At least they acknowledge we're getting less $$, I've seen many articles where millenials are just portrayed as lazy and picky (think Japan's NEETs [Not in Education, Employment, or Training]).
    The home buying part was very interesting to me. Buying a house for the first time at 40 yrs old seems odd yet accurate at the same time.

    01/15 at 10:02 AM (21582)
  • Bill F Reply

    I wonder if newspapers in 1937 said the same thing about kids of the day growing up in the Depression and not having the opportunities their parents did? Bootstraps fall out of fashion pretty fast once a generation figures out they don't work.

    Also, has anyone compared American millennials with Europeans, of our age or slightly older? It's just a hypothesis of mine but it seems like we're developing tendencies that they've had for a while (urban vs suburban living, lower homeownership and driving rates, dense/collaborative living spaces, etc) instead of the middle-America ideal of owning a house in the suburbs, a big backyard, 2-3 cars, 2.5 kids, two dogs and a cat.

    01/15 at 02:11 PM (21600)
    • Amanda Reply

      Now if only we could catch up to the Europeans about train travel and public transport, I'd be happy.

      RIP Rochester Subway.

      But seriously, pulling oneself up by his/her bootstraps doesn't work. Anyone who says it does are in denial about taking assistance from their government or the people around them. Not to mention, they are also not recognizing the serious damage that soaring education costs (and requirements) and a faltering economy have had on the millennials.

      It's very frustrating to be lumped in and categorized as lazy and entitled, when in reality a lot of us feel that we are entitled to health care and the like because that's what our parents taught us our whole lives - we DESERVE things.

      And it's not like it's impossible. European and Scandinavian countries have been doing it for years without issues. There's a reason why Scandinavian countries always rank on the top of the happiest countries in the world every year.

      01/15 at 04:57 PM (21605)
  • Amanda Reply

    Yeah, cause Goldman Sachs is totally the company that I think is best for forming any opinion or gathering information about me. -_-

    01/15 at 04:44 PM (21604)
  • Aleks Reply

    Man that was a great infographic! Very clean and interactive.

    It's good that they mentioned student loans, but I think one of the most important reasons (why) they failed to mention is HEALTH INSURANCE! I don't even want to go to the doctor when I'm sick because it's full price with my high deductible. High deductibles are pointless... just more money in the insurance companies' pockets... full coverage is too expensive... and in the lovely USA, we must all have health coverage :) CATCH-22?

    01/18 at 09:42 AM (21617)
    • Liz C. Reply

      Yes! A lot of articles overlook this point and it's huge.

      01/18 at 01:12 PM (21626)
    • Bill F Reply

      For that matter if you're uninsured, or even if you're insured much of the time, the cheapest way to get a procedure like a root canal done is to fly to Denmark or Norway, then pay full price... even with the travel cost, you'll still come out ahead. We need either an outright ban on health insurance, replaced by medical loans, or a national health care system or both... or we can just move our office to Copenhagen...

      01/19 at 11:01 AM (21634)