Some people think that Millennials—the generation born roughly from 1981 to 1997—are destined to live at home with their parents forever, or at least, llong after graduating from college and securing full-time jobs. As recently as 2015, Millennials were making 20% less than the generation preceding them. Economic setbacks stemming from the great recession have led to a … [Read more...] about Do Millennials Value Homeownership Over Other Life Events?
Plenty of people rely on tips for some or all of their income. In fact, millions of Americans work in the kinds of service and hospitality industry jobs that have traditionally relied on tips for compensation -- and that number is expected to increase in the coming decade. You might think that buying a home is just for people with desk jobs and salaried gigs. But that’s not the … [Read more...] about 4 Homebuying Tips for Tipped Employees
The house-hunting shows on television make it look so simple: decide to buy a home. Stroll through a few open houses, fall in love with the perfect place, sign some papers, and pop open the champagne. Congratulations, you’re now a homeowner. But as with most things, television shows only the most glamorous parts of the home buying process. Viewers don’t get to see any … [Read more...] about Don’t Even Think About Getting a Mortgage Until You Do These Three Things
This story originally appeared on Make Change, an online magazine exploring where money and mission meet. If I were to name the dominant emotion I feel around my money woes, it would have to be shame. I’ve run the gamut through fear, stress, anxiety, panic, resentment—but it's the shame that’s stayed with me. What if People Knew? I remember hanging out with … [Read more...] about How to Stop Money Shaming Yourself