How to Get Your Financial Game Together as a Millennial

How to Get Your Financial Game Together as a Millennial

There’s a lot of advice out there for those first starting out with their finances. To recent grads to college students, to those who have their first full-time job, but what about those of us who are past that point but still not quite at the point of buying your own home?

I’m currently in that area and want to share with you my advice on how to survive the financial mystery of still being relatively broke, but not broke enough that you’re living paycheck to paycheck.

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How to Deal With Helicopter Parenting Part 2: Take Back Millennial

How to Deal With Helicopter Parenting Part 2: Take Back Millennial

Apparently there are so many issues involved with helicopter parenting that it needed two posts to get through everything! The last one dealt more with what to do when away with college. This one will deal with more of the after effects of helicopter parenting once you’re on your own.

Here are my tips for dealing with the outcome of being raised by helicopter parents.

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How to Deal With Helicopter Parenting Part 1: Take Back Millennial

How to Deal With Helicopter Parenting Part 1: Take Back Millennial

Helicopter parents have become far more common in the past few years than previously. It wasn’t as common when I was a kid, but I did have many Asian friends where the “Tiger Mom” stereotype rang true. Nowadays, kids and even young adults, are being micromanaged by their parents to the point where they don’t know how to function as an independent adult.

I’ve looked up the common issues kids of helicopter parents face, and how to deal with that now that you’re older. Here are a few ways to deal with college problems regarding helicopter parents

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How Deal with Family Questions: Take Back Millennial

How Deal with Family Questions: Take Back Millennial #TakeBackMillennial

Starting a family as a millennial is something that’s less and less a main priority as it was with past generations. Women are no longer solely the care takers and men are no longer solely the breadwinners of families. We’re also starting families later in life, and some people don’t like that.

There are many reasons why us millennials don’t want to start families or want to star families later in life. I’ve researched some of the more common reasons and how to combat the stereotypes that come with it.

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How to Deal with Stereotyping: Take Back Millennial

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Tired of hearing the same old complaints from older generations? Frustrated at being told to “go into a place of employment and just ask for a job. That’s how I did it!” Or how about the ever lovely “Your generation is so entitled! Take on more responsibilities!”

It seems like the media loves to criticize the generation that should be leading the world pretty soon. If we’re not “ruining” businesses, we’re crying into our participation trophies. I’ve compiled some of the most ridiculous stereotypes of millennials and will be debunking them.

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How to Deal with Echo Chambers: Take Back Millennial

How to Deal with Echo Chambers: Take Back Millennial #TakeBackMillennial

This is probably going to be the most controversial of the posts in part of the #TakeBackMillennial series. I’m going to try and keep this as neutral as possible, regardless of my or the popular political opinion.

Echo chambers are incredibly harmful to any community, regardless of whatever kind of community it is. If you’re constantly surrounded by the same ideas and ONLY the same ideas, you will end up living in a bubble. And when you live in a bubble like that, being confronted by other opinions or reality can cause some shock and harm.

This is my opinion on what echo chambers are, how they’re a bad thing, and how we can deal with them.

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How to Deal with Unemployment: Take Back Millennial

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Unemployment is something a lot of college graduates are worried about. I was once one of those people. I spent three months before graduation and about five months after searching for some sort of job.

That in itself is also a problem. I was so desperate for a job that I was willing to take anything from menial office work to fast food positions. That’s incredibly demeaning to someone who spend four years and tens of thousands of dollars on a degree to have to ignore all of that because the only job you can get is part time for $9 an hour. (Pro Tip: If you have a degree it’s more likely you won’t be hired for fast food type jobs due to your motivation to rise the ranks)

So how do you deal with unemployment as a millennial? I have compiled some of the best reasons, advice, and tips on how to get yourself employed as a millennial. 

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How to Deal with College Debt: Take Back Millennial

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If you’re a millennial there’s a really good chance that you have some sort of student loan debt. Throughout most of our growing years we had the idea of going to college and getting a degree shoved down our throats to the point where the thought of any other path after high school just didn’t exist.

In this #TakeBackMillennial post, I want to go over all of the facets of student loan/college debt. From what to do with it if you have it, ways to prevent it (for the younger millennials), and how to deal with the mental health aspects of it.

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