How Your Generation Spends Its Money

Looking at generational spending, we can see our age-related expenses and also how inflation will affect the different groups.

How Did the Pandemic Make Social Security Sicker?

While the financial future of Social Security has been shaky for awhile, now, the pandemic has accelerated the trend.

The People Who Live Together During a Lockdown

Because global household size ranges from single individuals to extended families, the impact of a lockdown will vary considerably.

The Huge Social Security Contradiction

Because saving Social Security takes us to a conflict between math and politics, the Congress has has a tough time selecting solutions.

What We Should Know About Gen Z

Just 7 to 22 years old, Generation Z has begun to exhibit characteristics that differentiate them from previous generations.

Why Millennials Might Not Be That Different

Rather than differences, we find generational similarities for Millennials when we look at diversity, education, and marriage trends.

The New Shopper (Who is Really Old)

As an aging population soon takes us to a demographic turning point, retailers will adjust the shopping experience to an older customer.

The Mystery of the Missing Middle Class

Called the middle class, the middle income population is actually the group that is shrinking when it moves up or down the income ladder.

Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Workers

One reason we have a labor force participation rate of 62.4 percent is because retirees, students, the disabled and people who care for family do not work.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Workers

Partially reflecting more women in the labor force, the participation rate rose from the 1970s until recently but now the mystery is why it is falling.