by John Dobosz
Originally published: November 18, 2016
Since the turn of the twenty-first century, millennials have already made their impact felt as members of the biggest population cohort in the United States. They have been fighting and dying in Afghanistan and Iraq as members of the U.S. armed forces, and like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and tens of thousands of other entrepreneurs, they’ve been reshaping the face of American business by identifying demand and responding with products and services that meet people’s needs.
Saddled by student loan debt, low-paying jobs, and escalating costs of housing and health insurance, millennials face formidable economic headwinds, but they may also enjoy many advantages that suggest a brighter financial future ahead
One thing that young Americans have going for them is strength in numbers. If you’re a member of the millennial generation, you sure have plenty of company. The U.S. Census Bureau says that there are 83.1 million Americans born between 1982 and 2000. Your numbers eclipse even those of the original population bulge, the 74.1 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964, the folks who are probably your parents, or maybe grandparents.