Millennial income 20% less than boomers at same stage of life

Millennial income did not recover from the Great Recession like older generation', a disparity that can have dire consequences for future generations.

Politics & Current Affairs
  • A New America report shows millennial income and wealth accumulation lags dramatically behind their parents and grandparents' generations.
  • Resulting from the Great Recession, rising debt, and volatile wealth flow, this imbalance will impair future generations if not corrected.
  • The report's authors argue the shortfall can be redressed with comprehensive policy changes.
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10 video games to help kids think big

We found 10 video games that kids will love (and they'll secretly be learning, too).

Personal Growth
  • Educational video games endure a gimcrack reputation for being boring.
  • We list 10 games that can help players learn and may improve their cognitive skills.
  • The American Psychological Association recognizes other benefits to playing video games, including social and motivational.
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How to spend your money, according to science

It's not the act of buying but how you spend money that improves happiness and life satisfaction.

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Personal Growth
  • To prove money can't buy happiness, people point to millionaires and lottery winners who ruined their lives.
  • Psychological studies have shown that learning how to spend your money can improve overall happiness.
  • We explore eight money-spending principles that research suggests can bolster life satisfaction.
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Can we afford to live longer?

We're living longer than ever, but few of us will save enough to afford this historical boon.

Personal Growth
  • A person reaching 65 today can expect to live into their mid-80s, many into their 90s.
  • A 30-year retirement requires a nest egg of more than $1 million, yet 77 percent of American households fall short of such savings and investments.
  • Experts recommend several strategies for affording a longer life, such as pushing the retirement age back to at least 70.
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