Today’s post is ANOTHER feature I have with The Huffington Post! I’m excited to share what I hold as a deep rooted belief about the generation labeled as, “millennials,” where I explain my Millennial Manifesto.
The article felt like I was pouring a piece of my soul onto the page so give it a read and leave a comment below or on the Huff Po page itself by clicking here.
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
The old world is a consumer matrix designed by people who’ve gone through the most fundamental shift society has ever experienced. Individuals working together became large conglomerates working for a few elite shareholders.
Following World War II, people went to work for the ever growing large corporations. The thought of personal finance was replaced with a focus on loyalty to the corporation.
Put your head down, work hard, and you’ll retire with a pension.
Caring about or planning our own financial lives became less meaningful. We suffered multiple generations where the knowledge of previous generations did not need to be passed down.
We could trust someone else for our future financial needs.
Forming wise financial habits is our generation’s opportunity to leave a positive legacy. Yet, older generations teach us money is something we should NOT discuss!
Makes my blood boil.
We lost sight of who we were. Despite this being a new frontier, it is only “new” for us. This world of uncertainty and chaos would be nothing new to our ancestors. This phase we are currently shifting away from — a stable 40-year-career ending with a pension — is one tiny chapter in our history.
Corporations have learned they don’t need to reward loyalty and they don’t need to handle our personal finances.
You can read the full article on Huff Post by clicking here.
Let me know what you think!