Canada Millennials

Are Millennials Actually Lazy?

Ramesh Ranjan | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Living
Ramesh Ranjan

As a millennial myself, I've heard that common charge of our generation being "lazy" and I think this viewpoint is worth a deeper look, as I feel millennials have had to endure as much direct and intense criticism as generations past have.

Think Outside the Cubicle With Coworking

Nick Cowling | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

In the constantly evolving and socially driven society we live in today, the very definition of a workplace has changed. Coworking has become a global movement where work is done outside the confines of a traditional workspace and is instead in a shared working environment either in an office or other public space.

7 Steps to Debt Freedom for Millennials

David Lester | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Business
David Lester

When you're falling asleep isn't it always the thought of credit card debt that comes to mind? The best way to deal with that anxiety is with a plan. A plan to stop the bleeding money, set spending thresholds and eliminate that debt!

Pop Culture That Influenced Our Millennial Bar/Club Style

The Huffington Post Canada | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Style

Before Amy Schumer re-defined "Train Wreck" (the title of her upcoming already-acclaimed-movie), the rest of us took the term into our own hands by channelling our favourite pieces of pop culture -- and applying them to our club and/or bar ensembles.

5 Money Hacks for Millennials

David Lester | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Business
David Lester

Happy halfway through the year! How has your year been going financially? Did you get the promotion you were hoping for? Have you been paying down your debt and getting on top of your money? If the answer is no, that's OK, because we still have six more months to go until next year!

FOMO Is Essential for Brands to Attract Millennials

Nick Cowling | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

For a generation that values experiences above results and marketing claims, brands need to continue to implement a marketing strategy that embodies FOMO factors and the experience their products can provide. By doing so, millennials will continue to purchase the very products brands are selling.

Nine Career Lessons I Learned Before 30

Erin Bury | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living
Erin Bury

Naturally as I approached 30 I reflected on my career thus far, and the path that led me here. Here are the things I've learned over eight years of building a career -- hopefully some of them resonate and help you as you're building you own.

Don't Ask for a Raise, Go Get it as an Entrepreneur

Charlotte Ottaway | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Business
Charlotte Ottaway

I've always had an entrepreneurial drive. I still hold vivid memories of picking pears from the large tree that grew beside the trampoline in the backyard of my childhood home. I remember packing them into plastic grocery bags (we weren't all that environmentally conscious back then) and loading them into my little red wagon.

Attention Millennials: Your Dream Job Could Be a Tweet, Post or Pin Away

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

Social media is an incredibly powerful tool that today is available to everyone. And like any tool, there is a right and wrong way of using it. While recruiters are not necessarily interested in millennials' selfies or meals, hiring managers are certainly looking to their profiles, timelines and boards to vet candidates and learn more about them.

Millennials: Stop What You're Doing and Start Saving for Retirement

The Reply | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

When it comes to planning for retirement, you should be focusing on one crucial piece of advice: the earlier you start saving, the better. "The longer you save for retirement, the more money you build," says financial security advisor Kirk Bowden in an interview. "Even if it's something small."

12 Detention Slips Only A Millennial Could Get

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Parents

Though the reasons for detention haven't changed too much over the years (tardiness, talking too much, incessant spitballs), only millennial kids coul...

How to Go From Millennial to Millionaire

David Lester | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Business
David Lester

I want every millennial to grow up to be a millionaire! The scary thing is that a million dollars won't be that much money in 40 years. The idea of a millionaire, sitting in his wood paneled living room and smoking on his pipe with hounds at his feet is long over. Millionaires will be "thousandaires" by today's standards as everything gets more and more expensive.

Leaving No Doubt About Grad School

The Reply | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

The debate surrounding whether to seek higher education post-bachelor's versus gaining workplace experience is common amongst millennials. Whatever direction you choose, becoming confident in your decision is a key part of the journey.

In the Next Federal Election Big Data Will Make the Difference

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Giovanna Mingarelli

This year marks the 42nd Canadian federal election. In the current political context, it is generally understood that information is power. However, this data is only made powerful when it can be properly cultivated, analyzed and shared with people who can take that information and make it actionable. This reality is important for decision-makers running the country, for political parties, as well as for our youth voters, among others.

How a New Generation of Travellers Is Finding Employment

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Falling roughly between the ages of 18 and 30 today, the millennial generation is now growing into its peak earning years -- prime time for travel brands to be looking at how they can capture this generation's business. However, one trend we're seeing has some travel companies a bit worried.

Playboy Magazine Needs More Style and Less Sex

Heather Magee | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

I get it, Playboy is a men's lifestyle magazine, it's not the New Yorker. And I love and appreciate the female form just as much as the next guy (or girl). But the clever balance between sex and smart story-telling, art and entertainment, politics and satire has shifted. Like a viral celebrity sex tape or a generation desensitized by the internet, the thrill is gone.

Canada's Millennials Among Most Educated, Not Among Most Skilled

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Business

The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report last week arguing that the growth in foreign workers in Canada can be attributed partly to the fact ...

What Millennials Should Know About Securing a Mortgage

The Reply | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

The mortgage process is a daunting one, especially for first-time homebuyers. Here are some important facts you need to know about mortgages. This ...

Millennials: What You Should Know When Buying A Car

The Reply | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

Buying a car is one of the most important financial decisions millennials can make early on in life so it's important to have the right information. ...

How Canada's Banks Are Reaching Out to Millennials

Carlos de Torres | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

A recent study found that millennials are attracted to online resources to help them manage their money and answer their banking needs. Banks have been listening to what their younger consumers are after and changing how they can offer their services.

Life Advice, Tips, And Tricks That Every Millennial Needs To Hear

Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Living

Type the word “millennial” into Google and you’ll receive about 10 million results in under a second. It seems that everyone (us included) can...

Why Travelling is Not Vacationing

The Reply | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Travel
The Reply

Vacationing, for me, is about the destination. It's a place you go, where you can put your feet up for a few days or weeks. Travelling, on the other hand, is about the journey. It often means setting off without a plan and the ability to enjoy the unexpected - like going three weeks without washing your clothes. When you decide to travel, you pack up your life and take it on the road with you.

Don't Be a Slave to Technology, Unplug and Get Happy

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

Rather than free us from the drudgery of work, technology has made us slaves to our phones and laptops. It has taken the entry of the most technologically savvy generation in history to realize that fact and, hopefully, to change it.

Five Podcasts to Broaden Your Worldview

The Reply | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

Highlighting five podcasts and some essential listening to help us better understand the world around us. This post was originally published by...

How City Planning Can Cause Greater Generational Divides

Markus Moos | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Markus Moos

An absence of multigenerational interaction may seem like a blessing to some, but it has those in city planning concerned. Just as our neighbourhoods have traditionally been segregated by race, ethnicity, income and culture, today they're also increasingly split by age.