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American Study: Average millennial to retire at 73

The average millennial graduating from college today will not retire until age 73 because heavy student-loan debt will prevent that such people from saving enough money for an earlier retirement, according to a new study. The typical graduate has a “seemingly manageable” $23,300 in education debt and a median starting salary of $45,327, according to

Carmakers struggle to get Gen Y behind the wheel

Boomers continue their love affair with the car while the industry ponders how to get their tech-driven kids on the bandwagon. By: Lisa Wright Business Reporter, Published on Thu Oct 10 2013 Toronto Star The president of Toyota Motor Corp. is perplexed by boys who don’t have a vehicle and think they can pick up girls these days.

Globe and Mail: Pollsters finally call an election correctly

ÉRIC GRENIER Globe and Mail Wednesday, Oct. 09 2013, 9:32 AM EDT After the disasters in British Columbia and Alberta, the polling industry needed a good result in last night’s provincial election in Nova Scotia. For the most part, they got it. The stakes were high in Tuesday’s vote not only for the politicians whose

Study: Millennial Parents Just Like Those From Previous Generations

Practicality and Frugality Become Key Once Baby Is Born Maureen Morrison Published: October 03, 2013 Millennials have been discussed ad nauseum as being a generation different from its predecessors — one that’s entitled, tech-savvy, style-driven, health-conscious and unattached. But one new study suggests that not only are those designations misleading, they’re downright false, especially for the

Chronicle Herald: Poll offers different picture of race

October 2, 2013 – 9:22pm PAUL MCLEOD STAFF REPORTER The provincial election race may be tighter than previously thought, says a new Abacus Data Inc. poll. Abacus’s first Nova Scotia poll still gives the Liberals a healthy lead, but it shows the NDP and Progressive Conservatives in a neck-and-neck tie. Abacus had the Liberals at 48

Postmedia: Mainstream media still tops at influencing public opinion: poll

Tobi Cohen Published: September 26, 2013, 5:33 pm OTTAWA — Social media sites like Twitter may seem like all the rage as companies, organizations and politicians scramble to keep up with emerging platforms, but a new survey suggests mainstream media is where most Canadians still turn to help shape their opinions. The survey by a

Amid Riots in Sudan, These Millennials Are Becoming a Powerful Force

This afternoon, Sudan’s government shut off the internet, amid a third day of protests against the government. The country has seen fleeting protests since the start of uprisings in 2011, often times sparking rumors of its very own “Arab Spring.” The grassroots protests are happening in neighborhoods all over Khartoum, the nation’s capital. The protests have come at

How to talk to Millennials: A guide for Baby Boomers

By Susan Reimer Beverly Jones was my life coach before she was anybody else’s life coach. Back at Ohio University, she was a young administrator and I was a reporter on the student newspaper, The Post. We were the rare woman in our jobs, and she talked me in off the ledge many times. Bev went

For Politicians, Millennials Prove Hard To Pin Down

The emerging generation of politically active young Americans is shattering traditional notions of party affiliation and ideology in general. By Trisha Marczak | September 26, 2013 The emerging generation of millennials is shifting into a political power unlike those who have gone before, representing a new wave of Americans who no longer fit neatly into either major political

Are things as bad for Millennials than in the past?

David joined Steve Paikin on The Agenda to discuss whether things are really worse for Millennials than for other generations. In the decision, he cited findings from an Abacus Data survey on Millennials.  You can find the results here. He also cited the results of a study published by the Toronto Star in 2007 on
Good Decisions Require Good Data.