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Should I Post This? Millennial’s Guide to Social Sharing

Social media is old hat to most of us digital natives – arguably having evolved into the millennial’s second language. Most of us post regularly on a variety of social media platforms without even thinking twice, much less thinking about the “appropriateness” of the post.

Today’s popular social media apps are all about being “in the moment” – from Twitter’s literal “Moments” to Facebook LIVE to Instagram stories – and we tend to think of our social content strictly in the present tense, neglecting any future implications of one’s digital footprint.

But recent reports indicate that we should put some thought into our online branding, as it might come around to haunt us in the future. 79 percent of job recruiters check out candidate’s social media profiles, and 70 percent of recruiters have even rejected candidates based on inappropriate content they found online. For those of us that are self-employed, similar consequences may surface when it comes to securing investors or prospective clients. Continue Reading…

Career Advice/ Millennial Spotlights/ Millennials/ Money Matters

Millennial Spotlight: Kali Hawlk

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Kali Hawlk is a content marketer who helps business owners find their focus and share their unique value through compelling content.

​She teaches entrepreneurs how to tell their story in a way that resonates with the right people. She’s also writer who shares ideas and stories on business, finance, entrepreneurship, and living mindfully and with intention.

​She’s been featured as a financial expert for Millennials in many online publications including Forbes, Fast Company, US News, and Mashable. Continue Reading…

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Millennial Spotlight: David Carlson

Meet David of Young Adult Money!

I’m David Carlson, a millennial personal finance blogger and author.

​I currently act as the editor of the blog Young Adult Money, which I started four and a half years ago.

I published a book in May 2016 called Hustle Away Debt which is focused on helping people pay off debt faster through side hustles.

I also speak on personal finance topics and help companies market to millennials.

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Millennial Spotlight: Jessica Bishop

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Meet Jessica Bishop of the Budget Savvy Bride!!!

Jessica Bishop is the creative director + founder of The Budget Savvy Bride, an online resource to help couples all across the world plan a beautiful wedding they can actually afford.

​Jessica has been nationally recognized as a Budget Wedding Expert, and regularly shares her money-saving tips and tricks with outlets such as BRIDES, About.com, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and more.

​Jessica lives in New York City with her husband Eric and their two rescue dogs, Knox and Zooey.  Continue Reading…

Freelancing/ Millennials/ Money Matters/ Workplace

3 Ways Millennials Influence Business & Finance

Guest Contributor: Christine Sato

The largest generation in U.S. history has changed the way we look at business and finance through their entirely different values and perceptions of what is important in the world today.

​Millennials have embraced a wide range of lifestyles that has shifted the traditional models of what it means to be an adult member of the United States society.

Basically, what was important to their parents, most likely holds little to no value to the millennial or at the very least, ranks much lower in their list of priorities.

​Let’s look at three ways these shifting values influence the world of business and finance. Continue Reading…

Lifestyle/ Millennials/ Money Matters

The Millennials Guide to Charitable Giving

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Millennials love to give, in fact, Generation Y has even been hailed by some as the most charitable generation.

According to Achieve’s Millennial Impact Report, 84 percent of millennials made a charitable donation, and 70 percent spent at least an hour volunteering.

Despite being one of the most cash-strapped and indebted generations in American history, millennials have proved their generosity is not economically governed.

As we enter into the “Giving Season”, as my fundraising colleagues call it, here are a few tips regarding charitable donations and gifts that can assist you in celebrating the season: Continue Reading…

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Millennial Spotlight: Lolita Taub

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Meet Lolita Taub!!!

​Little would you know, that behind her black blazer, white pearls, and 5 foot 1 inch petite frame, Lolita Taub is a Latina millennial leader shaking things up in the world of tech and business.

In the last 10 years, Lolita Taub has built her career in the Fortune 100 and Silicon Valley sandbox at companies such as IBM and Cisco. She also launched a social enterprise aimed at addressing global gender inequality in business, and merged it with a women-led venture capital fund. To top that off, she is a Huffington Post tech contributor, Forbes 30 Under 30 Finalist, TEDx and keynote speaker, and MBA Candidate at the world renowned IE Business School.

The thing is that Lolita is just getting started! Continue Reading…

Career Advice/ Millennials/ Networking

7 Networking Apps for Millennial Professionals

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We live in a digital age – it seems as though everything is online these days, including networking. Forget Chamber Coffees, Meet and Greets, and the Elk Lodge; millennials are networking, but they are doing online.

While popular social media platforms – like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram- can be used for networking purposes, they aren’t really set-up for developing professional network, and one’s attempts to “connect” can come across as rather spammy.

Good News: There’s a variety of network-specific apps with easy-to-use connectivity functions and a user base of like-minded professionals eager to grow their networks.

Here’s a listing of seven networking apps every millennial professional should explore: Continue Reading…

Career Advice/ Millennials/ Workplace

5 Tips to Help You Understand Millennial Psychology

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Guest Contributor – Veronica Hunt

Millennials are the most targeted audience with estimated $200 billion purchasing power in 2017. Naturally, it is the main reason why most of entrepreneurs strive to understand the psychology of these big spenders. Big companies generously fund Gen Y studies to be the first who get competitive data.

​Of course, there are some myths that characterize millennials as the Me Me Me generation with narcissistic features and pocket-vibration syndrome. Being a millennial myself, I do regard such claims built more on stereotypes and formed bias than real facts. You have to understand the millennial’s mindset and not just focus on separate negative features every generation obtains.

So, being tired of all accusations about millennials’ laziness and disloyalty, I’ve decided to involve psychology and the most recent studies on Gen Y profile. ​​ Continue Reading…

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Millennial Spotlight: Nicole Abboud

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Nicole Abboud is a Millennial speaker, attorney, podcaster, and chief teammate at Abboud Media, a social media and content creation company for lawyers.

On her podcast, The Gen Why Lawyer, Nicole speaks with inspiring Gen Y attorneys who are finding happiness and success in their careers either as practicing attorneys or in alternative non-legal careers.

Nicole hopes to inspire Millennials to shake off their fear of being unconventional and embrace their unique voices.  Continue Reading…