Generation Y

How to Manage Money in Your 30s

Your 30s is pivotal decade and a time of life that plays an important role when making choices about retirement, home buying and other money matters.

Financially on Track by 30? For Too Many, It's a Pipe Dream

By the time we hit the big 3-0, we expect our lives will be on track: Careers under way, finances under control, and perhaps even a partner to share the journey with. But the downturn has knocked millions of early 30-somethings off the track they expected to follow.

Painless Investing: Why a New Generation Will Dive Into Stocks

Many Americans have been spooked out of the stock market by Great Recession and its aftermath. But despite their apprehensions, the children of the baby boomers are actually eager to jump into stocks -- primarily because they weren't burned personally by the crash.

Why Gen Y Can't Get a Job: No Gumption, No Get Up and Go

You could just as well call them "Generation Why Bother." Amid our current hard times, the risk-averse and sedentary Gen Y-ers exhibit little of the gumption that helped prior generations survive their own periods of economic trouble.

Busted Boomers and Beyond: Living with Less Social Security

At the rate things are changing and in the direction they're moving, the early baby boomers will be the last people to receive both full pensions and full Social Security benefits. If that's not you, you have some extra preparing to do. Here's why, and how:

We're Not Ready: More Bad News About Retirement

A spate of recent surveys highlight the dark trends around retirement in America. More of us expect to work significantly later in life, fewer of us think we're saving enough -- and the ones who think they are are often wrong. But it may not be too late for you to take some good advice.

Welcome to the New Normal, Generation Y: Get Used to It

Hello, Gen Y! I've got good news and bad news for you. The good news is we've dodged a double dip recession. The bad news is that you're going to be seeing high unemployment for a long time to come. Here's some advice ...

Getting Hired 101: Job Hunting Tips for College Grads

A new study reveals that 68% of recent college graduates either aren't working or are working at jobs not in their chosen field. But the shaky economy doesn't mean finding an entree into your career is impossible. Here's what you need to do to boost your odds of hearing "You're hired."

Luxury Retailers Look Past the Baby Boomers

The Great Recession took lot of wealth out of baby boomer pockets, probably for good. That means luxury merchants will have to set their sights on a new demographic for growth in coming years. That group will most likely be the millennials, 25- to 34-year-olds.

People@Work: How to Job Hunt with Tattoos

With more than 30% of 18- to 45-year-olds sporting tattoos, they're becoming more acceptable to employers overall. But they could still land you in the "No way!" pile for some jobs. Read about when to display and when to hide your body art, and other tips for job-hunting Millennials.

Gen Y Uses Food Stamps to Buy Organic Food? So What!

A new wave of young college-educated Americans are buying organic foods on the taxpayer dime. Dubbed "hipsters on food stamps," these able-bodied members of Generation Y are redefining what it means to be on government assistance.

Facebook Aims to Rock the Vote in the U.K.

In a move to combat declining voter turnout, U.K. election officials are teaming up with Facebook: On Saturday, visitors to the social networking site in the U.K. will be asked if they're registered voters; those who say no will soon find themselves at the Electoral Commission's Web site being encouraged to register.

Philadelphia Orchestra May File for Bankruptcy

The recession may claim another victim: The Philadelphia Orchestra. The 110-year old cultural mainstay may declare bankruptcy after ticket sales dwindled this season and its endowment failed to meet its goal.

Gen-Y job hunters out of luck

It's a tough time to be young. For workers under 29, the unemployment rate jumped over 11% in December compared with less than 9% a year earlier....