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Are Millennials Really Worse With Money?

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It seems that in the media, Millennials are constantly getting a bad rap. They are lazy, entitled whiners living in their parents’ basements and sipping expensive coffee.

 

But we all know Millennials who are nothing like that. Like my son’s kindergarten teacher who spends all day shaping the hearts and minds of 20 little high-energy, snotty-nosed humans, then goes home to take care of her baby and husband (all while pregnant).

 

Sometimes the only way to reconcile our own experiences with what we hear in the media is with cold, hard facts. This is a money blog, so today we’re going to talk about money. Are Millennials really worse with money than everyone else? Or is that just something that old people say to feel better about themselves?

 

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Aggressive Saving: Wisdom Or Lack Of Trust?

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I was recently at an event for professionals and business owners where we discussed generosity. We watched a video testimony of a woman who God had asked to make some specific changes in her life to set her free. She was a doctor, and she felt led to “work like a doctor and live like a nurse” to free up her income to be more generous. She also felt that God was telling her not to save so much for the future.

 

In discussing the video at our table, a lot of people were impacted by the very last part, about not working so hard to save. Common knowledge says you should save as much as you can for your future and retirement. Could it be that this isn’t what God wants?

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You Just Had A Baby. Now What?

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Having a baby comes with a lot of responsibility and a long to-do list. Here are the things you should do legally and financially to set yourself up for success once your little one arrives.

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