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Millennials and Marriage Advice

Millennials have been keeping their distance from one of the core institutions in our society. Only 26% of this cohort, that numbers over 80 million, is married. Compare that to other generations: 36% of Gen X, 48% of Baby Boomers and 65% of the Silent Generation  were married at the same age. According to a Pew Research Center survey, one of the main qualities most women want in a husband is a secure job. Yet the report points out that young men are increasingly less likely to be employed. And those … Continue reading

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Remember when the word boomerang conjured playful images of thrown sticks coming back to you? Those times are long gone. These are the opening words of our new book, Whose Couch Is It Anyway? Moving Your Millennial, which looks at the boomerang phenomenon through the stories of five families whose Millennial kids have returned home. These families are not alone – over 20 million young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are living with their parents today, an all-time high. The causes of their return to the nest … Continue reading

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Boomerang Kids and Mother’s Day

Over 20 million adult kids are living at home. Parents who are dealing with this challenge worry about ongoing financial stress and the possibility of having to delay retirement. According to a recent survey by Hearts & Wallets, boomers who financially provide for their boomerang Millennials are 25% more likely to have heightened anxiety. How many times have you told your kids that money doesn’t grow on trees? With Mother’s Day right around the corner, how about asking for cooperation? Here are practical tips to get your family started: Learn to say … Continue reading

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Community – Global and Local

The earthquake in Nepal has brought to the surface deep connections within the global community. The reactions of countries far away and across the world – for example, the United States, the European Union, Israel – have been swift, caring and operationally well-planned. Hopefully their efforts will prove to be effective in helping the people of Nepal and the surrounding affected areas. Over 5,000 have already been confirmed dead and thousands more have been injured or lost their home and possessions because of the violent earthquake and aftershocks in the … Continue reading