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Multigenerational households make good economic sense

The most recent numbers we have show 20% of the American population is living in multigenerational households.
"The multigenerational home is a safety net, yes. But the bigger story is the compelling economics of multiple generations living under one roof," says Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell.
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Ellipses and emoji: How age affects communication at work

Oct 21, 2019
Do you know what signal your punctuation and shorthand are sending colleagues?
Using emoji at work can create miscommunication between generations.
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Millennials, like Baby Boomers, struggle with lifelong debt

Jan 21, 2019
A recent survey points out that one in 10 millennials thinks they will die in debt. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
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Help, I'm stuck in my starter home!

Dec 3, 2018
And that makes it harder for everyone to move up the housing ladder.
Nguyen Do, 38, in front of the house he thought would be his "starter home," in Vienna, Virginia.
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The next generation to get corporate attention

Aug 1, 2014
It used to be all about Generation Y. Now, meet Generation Z.

What kind of jewelry goes with a tattoo?

Apr 17, 2014
Millennials, born between 1982 and 2004, are growing up. And marketers are starting to pay attention.

When it's not granny in that Winnebago

Oct 16, 2013
“The unofficial economic indicator,” reports earnings tomorrow. Winnebago is selling RVs to older folks (duh) but also to thirtysomethings.

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Brands amp up their Generation X appeal

Jan 4, 2013
Generation X is aging into a sweet spot for advertisers. The 35- to 50-year-old crowd is ready to buy cars, homes and other big-ticket items. How will established brands appeal to the notoriously cynical, frugal generation?