I've been in the midst of moving apartments, which has been an unbelievable headache, so I haven't had a chance to really promote the latest episode of How To Cover Money: Tips from top Journalists until now... but it's definitely deserving of some attention.
This week, Micki and I invited Rian Bosse, an Arizona State University Cronkite master's student and graduate assistant for the Reynolds Center, to talk with us about an interesting topic he's been covering for sometime: Millennials and money.
Millennials, which are those born between the early 1980s and about the year 2000, are the biggest generation since the baby boomers and are certainly unique in the way they've grown up and adapted. It's the first generation to truly grow up immersed in the digital world, making them very skilled with and interested in using technology to improve their lives.
As a millennial myself, I found this discussion fascinating because there were many things that even I hadn't noticed about my generation that Bosse does a great job of explaining. Things like, why millennials are the way they are.
The big secret though, is that millennials are really not that different from other generations in the way we handle money -- as Bosse put it, we're not "aliens."
So this week, we focus on millennials and how they handle money, but we also get some practical advice for those who are not as familiar with this up-and-coming generation on how to report stories on them.
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