When Did Gen Y Begin?

Generation Y

Generation Y began in 1977-1982.  It is not black and white, it is a shaded gray area.  Some people in this time frame will identify with Generation X while others may identify with Generation Y.  It mostly depends on their parents, friends, and childhood upbringing. The peak of Generation Y was from 1982-1993.  Nearly all …

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Generation Y Changing the Way We Watch Movies

Netflix on Wii

Echo boomers are changing the way we view TV and movies. The same day Blockbuster, a 25 year old movie rental store, declares bankruptcy (link), Netflix, a 13 year old online movie rental company, declares it will be focusing on streaming content online (link). This is another example of the shift away from physical forms …

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Graduate with Excellent Credit: 5 Ways to Jump Start your Credit Score

Credit Score Matters

Echo boomers are growing up in a difficult financial time.  Everywhere you turn, there are products and services to check your credit, monitor your credit, fix your credit.  Its for good reason too – your credit score is important.  If you want to buy a car, a house – or even rent an apartment – …

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Gen Y Won’t Fix the Housing Market

House

The lack of confidence in the US real estate industry is apparent across the entire country.  Even recession proof areas such as Washington DC are experiencing some slowdown.  Some analysts have placed faith on Gen Y, the echo boomers, to be the saving grace of the market. Gen Y has close to 80 million in …

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Ask an Echo Boomer

FAQ

We have added a new page and forum topic to the site that allows the public to ask questions to be answered by someone from Gen Y.  If you have a question (example, “why do echo boomers like iPod and iPhones so much” or “what can my company do to retain Generation Y employees”), this …

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Gen Y: What is Most Important in Life?

Poll of the Day

This poll is to judge what is important in life for Gen Y.  Is Generation Y more relaxed, ambitious, greedy, egotistical, or just plain balanced?  Please feel free to cast your vote if you are from Gen Y (born in 80s and 90s), comment, or join the discussion in the forum on why you chose …

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Generation Y: Assertive with High Standards in the Workplace

Gen Y in the workplace

While some have dubbed Generation Y as being lazy with a sense of self-entitlement, these are just misunderstandings and baseless generalizations made by older generations.  From the Millennials point of view, the world is held to a high set of standards which is inherited perspective passed down from the parents and reinforced by society’s culture. …

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Date/Age Range of Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y

Generation Timeline

Here is the date range comparison between these 3 generations.  Note that the start and end date are debatable.  As I said in a previous post, generations don’t end with black and white borders.  They fade into one another, so you will see an overlap of age.  Without further adieu, here are the ranges: Baby …

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Are You an Echo Boomer?

Generation Y

Generational gaps do not have black and white borders but a shaded gray area.  The baby boomers, for example, started sometime between the time frame of 1946 and 1953 and ending sometime around 1964.  Being the children and grandchildren of the baby boomer generation, the echo boomers, started sometime around 1977-1982 and lasting until 1995-2000 …

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What political view do you affiliate with?

Political Compass

We are kicking off the content of the site with a political poll. Feel free to cast your vote. Please keep in mind this is for generation Y voters only. Please respect the integrity and anonymity of the poll.