The college class I teach on millennial issues enrolls 15 women — no men — so sometimes discussions are more revealing than in a co-ed class. When the topic of marriage comes up, some young women wonder if they will ever get married. Long gone are the days of going to college for a MRS (Mrs.) degree. Now, confronted with almost too many choices for careers and entrepreneurial ventures, my students question where marriage fits — if at all — in their life plans.
If you've turned the pages of a newspaper in public to find out what's going in the world, you may have felt just a bit out of place among all the twenty-somethings using tablets and smartphones for the same purpose.
I find myself using Twitter more these days. I'm searching for contacts and ideas, trying to get my own point of view heard and trying to follow the recommendations of some key experts, whose thoughts and links I value.
For many years, we've thought of the "sandwich generation" as people who are taking care of older parents while raising young children of their own. But that seems to be changing. Many people today are taking care of their moms and dads- and, increasingly, their grown kids who still need financial help. So even though their nests are empty, their wallets are quickly emptying too.
Via SeniorHomes.net, a great roundup of the statistics about baby boomers out right now. Check out that stat about boomers' mobile usage! We're less encouraged by the unemployment number. What do you think? Does this look about right?
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