Mike Rowe’s message continues to find traction

Mike Rowe’s message continues to find traction

Posted On September 21, 2016

Mike Rowe has made a career out of, for a day, doing jobs that most people wouldn’t want. The host of the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs” is a funny guy who isn’t bashful about making fun of himself while he’s elbow deep in mud, manure, fish entrails or some other nastiness, and that makes his show entertaining. But beyond cracking jokes, grossing out his audience and drawing ratings, Rowe’s show has a purpose – demonstrating that one doesn’t have to work in an office building or wear a coat and tie to make a good living. He has doubled… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Exodus? Well, kinda. Millennials, suburbia, families, and stereotypes.

Posted On September 12, 2016

Part of the picture most of us tend to have about millennials is of an urban existence. Mass transit. Refurbished lofts. Biking to Starbucks for a Frappuccino or the local craft brewery for a beer. But is it an accurate picture? According to FiveThirtyEight.com, not so much. Citing data from the U.S. Census Bureau, FiveThirtyEight’s Jed Kolko notes that millennials ages 25-34 between the years of 2009-13 were actually slightly less likely to live in urban areas than 25- to 34-year-olds in 2000. While the percentage of college-educated millennials living in hyper-urban areas, those with the greatest population density, has… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Home Ownership

Top Cities for Millennials to Live Alone

Posted On September 7, 2016

(Today’s blog courtesy of Zillow.com. Thanks to Zillow for reaching out and offering this info. Good stuff.)   By Jennifer Riner Less than 9 percent of Millennials live solo these days – a portion of the population that’s been in decline for the past few years. Because of unaffordable rents and rising home prices, a vast number of young people opt to live with family or friends to cut housing costs that might otherwise send them into the red zone. Between 2000 and 2013, the percentage of 23- to 34-year-olds living with family increased 46 percent. The no. 1 place… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Home Ownership, Real Estate