Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt.
So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still struggling to find jobs. Yet a survey of 6,500 members of the so-called 'Me Generation' indicates that last year well over half of them made donations to charitable causes and volunteered their time.
Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency. Alan Cohen, author
As the parents of Millennials, no matter what Christmas gifts you're giving this year, you probably want to spend holiday time with family. Here are ideas for you and your Millennials that include the spirit of giving back: Read More
Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough.
It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you're actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don't always get advance warning of the risks ahead. When these do occur, they can put your carefully orchestrated plans in jeopardy.
Do these unforeseen hazards sound familiar? You've just gotten your finances under control when you bite down on a hard candy and break a tooth. How will you fit the cost of a crown into your budget now? Or you've worked hard to make your new exercise routine a habit but, over-doing it, you tear a muscle that will take months to heal. So now you're back on the couch, trying to recover. And the diet you carefully followed after the holidays was derailed with the arrival of your weekend guests. Will you be able to get back on track once they leave?
If you find yourself in the midst of a constant stream of challenges that threaten to overwhelm you, you may be looking to tone down the level of your emotions and reactions. Here are some ways to begin: Read More