Millennials — folks born roughly between 1982 and 2004, are often characterized as self-centered, materialistic and super tech-savvy. I am not sure this is correct.
Unlike some generations, the millennial group doesn’t dream of retiring early to sit on a beach. They want to save up and spend money on the things that really matter to them. Millennials are very conscious and aware of their values.
They are not so aware of early retirement, they just want to have freedom and do not mind working longer to get closer to their goals. Money is their road to freedom. Their life is about more choices.
Millennials seem to be very entrepreneurial. They want the job they can enjoy. We may no longer see the days of people working at the same company for 30-40 years. Switching companies every few years is common for them, but most likely stay in the company they like.
They want to work for a company they believe in that aliens with their values.
Millennials want to make an impact on the world. When talking to this age group, they want to change the world to make it a better place for their future. They want to use their money to benefit the causes they care about.
The millennial generation is made up of a different breed of investors. They want to buy homes in a smart way that fits their life style with a good location in mind and not to buy over their budget. They want to travel now, they do not want to be tied down to a job they hate that requires them to be on the clock 24 hours a day.
They seek independence and do not want too much responsibility at their age. They tend to buy townhouses, condos or 0-lot line homes that they may be able to sell in a couple years and move on.