According to a recent Western Union survey, Gen Y spends the most money on leisureactivities and has more bills piled up than does any otherdemographic.

The latest Western Union Payments Money Mindset Index surveyfound Gen Y outspends all other age groups in leisure categories,which include hobbies, electronics, video games, DVDs, CDs,downloadable music and film, recreation and tickets to movies,sporting events and shows.

Additionally, 22% of Gen Y survey respondents recently addedmore bills than other demographics did, and 20% of Gen Yrespondents used an urgent or same-day bill payment service in thepast six months, Western Union said.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has been immersed in the credit union industry for over a decade. She first joined CU Times in 2011 as a freelance writer, and following a two-year hiatus from 2013-2015, during which time she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union), she re-joined the CU Times team full-time as managing editor. She was promoted to executive editor in 2019. In the earlier days of her career, Chilingerian focused on news and lifestyle journalism, serving as a writer and editor for numerous regional publications in Oregon, Louisiana, South Carolina and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, she holds experience in marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space. At CU Times, she covers People and Community news, cybersecurity, fintech partnerships, marketing, workplace culture, leadership, DEI, branch strategies, digital banking and more. She currently works remotely and splits her time between Southern California and Portland, Ore.