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Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category – behind only mortgage debt – and higher than both credit cards and auto loans. According to Make Lemonade, there are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe…

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Since his 2012 election to the Washington state legislature, Rep. Steve Bergquist had been trying to persuade his colleagues to support a bill allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote — and requiring schools to help get them on…

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The Millennial generation is known for its distrust of Wall Street and lack of self-assurance when it comes to money, investing and getting ahead. But LGBTQ Millennials are even less confident than their straight peers when it comes to managing…

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According to the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce, “African-American businesses have grown at an exponential rate in the 21st century.” Four months in and 2018 is already shaping up to be a banner year for African-American entrepreneurship. Currently there are…

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The scars remain nearly 10 years after the financial crisis. A new research paper (pdf) from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, looking at the collateral damage on household finances, estimates that Americans born after 1960 still have less…

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Millennials are going all-in when it comes to using exchange-traded funds in their investment portfolios. In fact, almost everyone — 96 percent — who responded to a recent Charles Schwab survey said they considered the passive index-tracking securities “a necessary…

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This millennial killed it at the polls. Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, upended the political establishment last month, handily beating 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley for the Democratic nomination in New York’s 14th district. The Bronx-born Ocasio-Cortez, who is expected…

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Starbucks Corp.’s plan to do away with plastic straws by 2020 could not only benefit the environment, but also drive millennial customers through the doors. The coffee company announced Monday that it will “phase out” plastic straws at its 28,000-plus…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@futureforumfoundation.org   New Leaders Pioneer Effort to Explore Issues Faced By Young Americans Future Forum Foundation will find solutions to unique challenges facing millennial generation, uplift voices of young and diverse leaders     WASHINGTON, D.C….

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It’s no secret by now that the world’s in the midst of great changes, and many of them are driven by millennials coming of age. One of the most significant of these changes is the push for more flexible workplace…

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Democrats are launching an outside group seeking to help address economic challenges facing millennials who have become disconnected from politics. On Wednesday, Democratic leaders announced the formation of the Future Forum Foundation in hopes of bolstering the work of the…

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Student debt is an unfortunate reality for most U.S. college graduates. Roughly 70 percent of grads leave college with student debt, and over 44 million Americans hold a total of $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. For federal student loans,…

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