Defined as the cohort born between 1981 and 1996, millennials are the generation known for being tech-savvy, pursuing their passions, and killing a bunch of industries. They’re also known for shouldering a number of financial burdens specific to their generation.
This is in large part due to the fact that millennials grew up or entered the workforce during the Great Recession, creating unique financial challenges.
Even though millennials benefited from a 67% rise in wages since 1970, according to a Student Loan Hero report, the increase hasn’t kept up with inflating living costs. That’s not to mention that millennials are bogged down with student loan debt, are working to catch up on lost income, and have to save more for life milestones, like a buying a house and retiring.