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Millennials Save For Retirement Earlier Than Baby Boomers, Survey Finds—Forbes
All of those reports encouraging Millennials to start saving for retirement as soon as possible may be paying off, literally. According to the 15th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey, performed by the nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, Millennials are an “emerging generation of retirement super savers,” with 74% starting to save for retirement at an “unprecedented” median age of 22, or 5 years sooner than Gen Xers and a staggering 13 years sooner than Baby Boomers.
The survey focused on the retirement habits and trends of Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials who are currently working full- or part-time in a for-profit company of 10 or more people.
Five Reasons Your Church Might Consider Using eBay to Increase Giving—Thom Rainer
If you are interested in an innovative way to raise the level of giving in your church, then stay with me a few minutes. On the surface, it might seem like an Internet version of a yard sale to increase member giving. But I see it with much more potential.
While I’m certainly not the first person to broach this idea, I still think it needs to be considered by more church leaders. The concept is simple: Ask members to donate some of their physical goods to be sold on eBay. Someone is responsible for gathering the goods, and someone is responsible to get them on eBay to sell. The churches that have tried it typically have the event one to four times a year. There is a big emphasis to give physical goods above and beyond the tithes and offerings.
Messages We Must Send Millennials About Life After College—Tim Elmore
I believe we owe these great kids a set of honest messages about life, perhaps messages we needed at their age that were never shared with us. They don’t need to be negative or depressing, just filled with realistic information that enables them to prepare for a different life than what they’ve experienced so far in their first two decades. Here are some important messages I relay to students as I speak to them:
Life is difficult.
My career is worth my energy, but success will likely take longer than I expect.
Control is a myth.
I’m not in control of most things in life, but many are within my influence.