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Millennials. We’re the generation of people born between 1981 and 1996. We’re a large group – by 2019 millennials are projected to number 73 million, surpassing baby boomers as the largest living adult generation, according to the Pew Research Center.

I’m sure you’ve seen stories about us in the news – sometimes we’re called creative and innovative, and sometimes we’re called lazy. The narrative changes weekly. Regardless, the one thing a lot of us (mostly those born in the 1980s) seem to have in common is that our finances look much different than those of our parents. We came of age during the Great Recession, a time of economic disparity for the entire country, which has made it hard for a lot of us to get ahead.

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