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Millennials Are The Unluckiest Generation Financially

Kelly Sikkema
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The Millennial generation will be dealing with the impact of multiple financial crises for the rest of their lives.

Among Millennials 66% have nothing set aside for retirement even though early in life is the best time to save.

This is the generation that saw the dot-com bubble burst, the 2008 financial crisis and now the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic. For a group that has weathered so much early in their working lives, what's a Millennial to do to have something to show for their labor?

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