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whose couch is it anyway?

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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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

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Millennials, taxes and politics

With income taxes due today, many U. S. citizens are coming face to face with the challenges of a still-lagging economy. Tax day is never pleasant but this year, with additional anxieties raised by disturbing world events, financial uncertainty reigns. Millennials, particularly, are struggling due to their high numbers of unemployment and underemployment – as well as the over $1.6 trillion they carry, as a group, in student loan debt. Into this environment, four candidates have officially thrown their hats in the ring for the 2016 Presidential election: Marco Rubio, … Continue reading

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Millennials: A Mixed Bag

Are you celebrating the holidays – whether they’re Passover, Easter or just a long weekend – with family? If you’ve got members of all generations, you’ve likely noticed that others may slip into categorizing Americans by lumping them together based on their year of birth: those born in the 1920’s were the greatest, the 40’s, traditionalists, the 50’s, hippies. But what about the Millennials? If you’ve got one in your family, you know that, as a group, they’re a little harder to categorize. At 80 million strong, they can run … Continue reading

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