The millennial generation (individuals born between 1982 and 2000) is the subject of intense scrutiny: their likes and dislikes, social media inclinations and digital footprints, fashion sense, dining habits, reproductive trends, political and religious views, workplace objectives, etc. This year, millennials will overtake the baby boomers as the largest living generation in the United States, so there are plenty of reasons to study them.
Our focus here is not on smartphone usage or cultural preferences, but on how millennials will manage their finances and maintain their financial independence throughout their working years and through retirement. Our analysis is presented in the form of a proposal for a web-based show (The Millennials) available for live streaming, complete with backstory, a list of episodes and detailed production notes.
Millennials that binge-watch the series in its entirety, as well as their financial advisors, employers and parents, will gain a greater understanding of the drivers of financial security in a rapidly changing world, one that the millennials will now inherit.