Millennials & Money

For the last year or so, Goldman Sachs has been selling itself as a technology company.

Billionaire and GOP front-runner Donald Trump got his business start off the ground thanks to what he called a “small” loan from his father — $1 million. Turns out a fair number of millennials who are self-employed and launching start-ups are doing the same thing. Well, not the $1 million part. While a financial gift …

It’s the season of kindness, and contrary to their self-centered stereotypes, millennials are sharing the wealth. A hefty 84 percent of millennials made a charitable donation in 2014, and 70 percent spent at least an hour volunteering, according to the Millennial Impact Report by research group Achieve, which surveyed more than 2,500 millennial employees and …

Millennials think they know a lot about credit. But the numbers tell a different story. More than seven in 10 18-to-34-year-olds said they feel confident about their credit knowledge, according to a recent survey by Experian. If fact, millennials, on average, estimated they had a score of 654. But it turns out that for many, …

Millennials have been less inclined to own stocks than their parents are. About 26 percent of Americans under the age of 30 own stocks compared to 58 percent of baby boomers, according to Bankrate.com. But the young investors who are jumping into the market are choosing very different stocks than their parents are. In an …

Conventional wisdom holds that the millennial generation, influenced by the 9/11 attacks, burdened with student debt and reared in a world of high-speed mobile devices, is a unique group of young people. But a special CNBC All-America Economic Survey focusing on millennials finds that while the generation has some unique characteristics, young people today in …

Americans in their 20s and 30s are facing a retirement crisis that could plunge them back into the Great Depression, Blackstone President and Chief Operating Officer Tony James said Wednesday.

Millennials have more debt and less income than Gen X or baby boomers on average. But those aren’t the only financial constraints some face.

As more millennials graduate into better paying jobs, marriage and parenthood, real estate developers are doing all they can to entice this renter-nation generation in home ownership. That means making urban homes more affordable, which means making them smaller. The tiny house movement may still be something of a novelty on home-remodeling TV shows, but …

The standard advice from financial advisors to 20-somethings is to invest as much as they can in stocks—regardless of periodic market swings, however wild, like those seen over the past few days—and watch long-term compounding do its magic for the next 40-plus years. But millennials, the 80-million-strong generation born between 1980 and 2000, don’t seem …

Millennials—loosely defined as young adults born between 1980 and 2004—are “extremely conservative” when it comes to investing, recent surveys have showed.

The millennial generation is saddled with debt and that could have ripple effects through the economy.

Millennial savers often have better financial habits than older generations. Studies have shown many young adults in their 20s and early 30s are better at tracking expenses and sticking to a budget than baby boomers, who are generally the parents of millennials. But other research shows millennials may be holding themselves back from achieving long-term …

Millennials aren’t necessarily that different from other generations. Many young adults in their 20s and early 30s have financial goals, from buying a home to saving for retirement. But these goals may seem out of reach for many because of one major factor holding them back: debt. “Debt is saddling a generation, particularly the older …