Why Young Adults Shouldn’t Bite on the Bait of Free Tuition Promises

Do you remember President Obama’s big splashy push from the State of the Union to make community colleges tuition free? Yea, us neither. Despite all the big initial talk from the White House, and the rounds of stories that dissected the plan from every angle, including two stories from us (here and here), it barely…
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New Survey Shows Millennials are “Up for Grabs” in 2016

In attempting to whitewash the consistently disastrous results that Democrats have faced in recent midterm elections President Obama has often said that “our voters . . . get excited about general elections.” The group he was referring to as “their” demographic is, in large part, young voters – the age group that has carried Barack…
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Generation Squeeze: How Millennials are Feeling the Pinch from All Sides

Young adults are being squeezed from all sides. The job market gains that other age groups have seen has yet to filter down to young adults. As Landon Dowdy recently reported for CNBC: The good news is the job market is finally rebounding. The bad news, at least for millions of millennials, is that finding…
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Millennials Aren’t A “Lost Generation” – At Least, Not All of Us

“Millennials are either impressively optimistic or blissfully ignorant,” writes Fusion’s Rob Wile. The snide comment comes on the heels of a Fusion survey which found that more than a quarter of young adults expect to become millionaires even though 28 percent lack full-time jobs and 46 percent still live at home with their parents. Fortunately,…
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A Great Jobs Report Comes With Serious Caveats for Young Adults

For the first time in years we can declare the latest jobs report a near-unmitigated success. Employers added 321,000 jobs, a figure that far exceeded the consensus forecast of economists, who expected 228,000. Hourly wages rose 0.4 percent, the largest gain in 17 months. The average length of the workweek ticked up to 34.6 hours.…
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New Poll Shows Millennial Voters Prefer a Republican-Led Congress

Democrats typically dread midterms. The reason, at least recently, is that the constituencies that typically propel them to victory in presidential years are more likely to stay home in midterm years. One of those constituencies has been young adults, a group that has been the deciding factor in the last two presidential elections, but who…
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Government Red Tape is Tying the Hands of the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Buckle your seatbelts because Millennials are set to change the business landscape in America. That’s largely because we’re an odd bunch, and we’re a big odd bunch at that – the largest generation in American history.  We’re incredibly individualistic, have grown up in a world where information is not only instantaneous but is readily available…
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Obama’s Anemic Recovery Will Leave Lasting Scars on Young Adults Earning Potential

Do Millennials stand a chance in the real world? That’s the question a New York Times article asks based on depressing new findings from a study conducted by the Urban Institute. The study, which looked at the average net worth of different age groups, found that while older generations are accumulating wealth, younger generations are…
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