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Guess Who Is Adulting Now

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this month Millennials have topped 75 million, officially taking over as the largest generation in the country. Making up such a huge group, Millennials are not easy to categorize, although various pundits have tried, labeling them with traits ranging over a full spectrum: narcissistic, altruistic, lazy, innovative, uninvolved, universalistic, distant, connected, egotistic, generous, entitled, idealists. Millennials have faced difficult challenges in the workforce due to a weak economy and soft job market. And often they’ve come into those encounters without experiencing hard knocks and … Continue reading

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Millennials and Tax Day

It’s that time of year again – Tax Day – and even though the economy is improving, it still feels like Uncle Sam is taking a big bite out of our income. We’re all given a few extra days to file and pay this year since Emancipation Day falls on April 15 but nonetheless we recognize the fiscal challenges Americans are still facing. I remember when one of our sons got his first paycheck for a summer job while he was in high school. He came home with it and … Continue reading

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Moms of Boomerang Kids Speak Up

Like 20 million other Millennials, has your adult child moved home? If so, we hope to hear from you about your experiences. We’ve been collecting stories from other parents about the joys and challenges of having their young adults back in the family nest. We have a short survey available for you to complete. You can also share the link with someone you know who has a “boomerang kid” back home. Simply CLICK HERE for the survey link to answer the questions and provide us with your comments. In return … Continue reading

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Letters of acceptance

We’re approaching the time of year that letters of acceptance go out – either by snail mail or directly through the Internet. For some, it’s admission to college or graduate school, for others it means that first job offer. How are Millennials and their parents reacting to the news in these letters? As the website Grown and Flown explores, parenting is complicated and takes on different aspects for moms and dads of teens. Leaving home for school is often a significant step in your child’s road to adulthood but college … Continue reading

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