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Millennials are pretty upbeat about the economy

washingtonpost.com — Millennials are feeling pretty good about the economy right now. After entering the workforce in the middle of the recession, more of them are getting jobs. They're saving and paying down debt- though they prefer to avoid it altogether. And now they think the economy is looking up, too.

A father of eight explains why he hasn’t saved a penny for his kids’ college education

washingtonpost.com — David T. Fagan has eight kids and his oldest daughter is a senior in high school-and he hasn't saved a penny for his children's college education. But Fagan isn't stressing. In fact, Fagan says he would prefer it if his children didn't go to college at all.

How you would fix Social Security: Sooner rather than later

washingtonpost.com — About a month ago, the Post invited readers to chime in on what they thought were the best ways to fix Social Security. With the help of the Center for Retirement Research, we presented an array of 12 solutions commonly suggested for the retirement system, which is projected to be so depleted that it will be unable to pay full benefits by 2033.

Millennials save more than other age groups, analysis finds

denverpost.com — By Jonnelle Marte The Washington Post Posted: 10/27/2014 12:01:00 AM MDT Millennials are looking beyond beach vacations and nights out when it comes to finding the best way to use their cash. More of them are putting money away for retirement, according to a new analysis released Thursday by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Millennials save more than other age groups, analysis finds

charlotteobserver.com — Millennials are looking beyond beach vacations and nights out when it comes to finding the best way to use their cash. More of them are putting money away for retirement, according to a new analysis released Thursday by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Analysis: Millenials save more than other age groups

stltoday.com — Millennials are looking beyond beach vacations and nights out when it comes to finding the best way to use their cash. More of them are putting money away for retirement, according to a new analysis released Thursday by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

It turns out millennials are actually really good at saving money

washingtonpost.com — Millennials are looking beyond beach vacations and nights out when it comes to finding the best way to use their cash. More of them are putting money away for retirement, according to a new analysis released Thursday by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Where to go to business school if you want the highest salary

washingtonpost.com — There's more to choosing a business school than its name. Unless your primary goal is to make as much money as possible. Unlike undergraduate programs, where the schools producing the highest earners are often relatively unknown, the graduate schools with the highest-earning MBA grads are usually the ones with the biggest name recognition.

The costly mistakes you’re probably making when it comes to insurance

washingtonpost.com — Insurance is the kind of financial good that people usually have either too much, or too little of. Often, emergencies happen - a fire breaks out in the apartment, a car accident leaves you out of work, a hurricane floods the basement- and people don't find out they aren't covered until the bill arrives.

What to do if your pension is frozen

washingtonpost.com — Pensions are hard to come by these days. And if you are one of the lucky few still receiving one, chances are your future benefits are being cut or eliminated.
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Oct 30, 2014

@beardyblue This poll didn't look at health reform. But I wonder if those views impact overall views on the economy.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DinaWaPo: Some aging Baby Boomers will upsize, not downsize, if they move at all, poll finds wpo.st/NG0r

Oct 30, 2014

Downsize? More boomers are looking to upsize in retirement, and that's IF they move at all: wapo.st/1zjlsDj

Oct 30, 2014

RT @eilperin: Why the world's climate watchdog might be underestimate global warming, per @chriscmooney wapo.st/1DCM7ZJ

Oct 30, 2014

Big houses and sprawling lawns may not work so well for aging baby boomers, but this study shows they don't care. wapo.st/1zjlsDj

Oct 30, 2014

Being married has a lot to do with economic success: wapo.st/1wE6XFB

Oct 30, 2014

Mortgage rates are headed to 5 percent. But don't blame the Fed. wapo.st/1tiom7Y

Oct 30, 2014

@Good_Lt You make a good point. It's interesting that millennials were the only group to be more positive, but still, not by much.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DaniDougPost: Obama administration issues rules to regulate student debt...will they help? wapo.st/1yJfI2v

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