Millennials reconsidering finances and future under COVID-19

A new survey found that 27 percent of millennials are saving more money due to the pandemic, but most can't stay within their budgets.

  • Millennials have been labeled the "unluckiest generation in U.S. history" after the one-two financial punch of the Great Recession and the pandemic shutdowns.
  • A recent survey found that about a third of millennials felt financially unprepared for the pandemic and have begun saving.
  • To achieve financial freedom, millennials will need to take control of their finances and reinterpret their relationship with the economy.
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    Miso Robotics has already served up over 12,000 hamburgers.

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    • Quick service restaurants are facing growing labor, food, and real estate costs.
    • Miso Robotics is working with these restaurants to lower labor costs via automation.
    • Miso Robotics has already produced over 60,000 pounds of food with its revolutionary technology.
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    Learn the fundamentals of real estate for just $25

    The market is moving — dive in now.

    • The pandemic is accelerating real estate transactions into the digital age.
    • Despite an economic downturn, certain real estate markets are booming.
    • Professional real estate investment techniques are skills anyone can learn.
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    Personal finance: How to save, spend, and think rationally about money

    Finances can be a stressor, regardless of tax bracket. Here are tips for making better money decisions.

    • Whether you have a lot of money or a lot of debt, it matters how you handle your personal finances. A crucial step when it comes to saving is to reassess your relationship with money and to learn to adopt a broader, more logical point of view.
    • In this video, social innovator and activist Vicki Robin, psychologist Daniel Kahneman, Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton, and author Bruce Feiler offer advice on achieving financial independence, learning to control your emotions, spending smarter, and teaching children about money.
    • It all starts with education and understanding. The more you know about how money works, the better you will be at avoiding mistakes and the easier it will be to take control of your financial circumstances.
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    Venture investors need to invest in Black-owned businesses

    Less than 1% of all venture capital funding in the US is given to Black entrepreneurs. Now is the time for that to change.

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    • Abner Mason, CEO and founder of health care startup ConsejoSano, is calling for all venture capital firms in the United States to pledge to invest 13% of their funds in African American businesses.
    • Currently, Black entrepreneurs receive less than 1% of all venture capital funding.
    • The 13% target reflects the percentage of Black Americans and is a nod to the 13th Amendment.
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