Mark Zinder

Mark Zinder

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Talking Points: Women, Graduates, & Millennials

Women, Graduates, & Millennials

A recent survey found that 36% of American women earn more than their partner. For men in their 20’s and 30’s, that just fine. More than 1 in 3 say that the relationship and romantic dynamics change for the positive when the person they’re seeing earns more than they do. CNBC, April 25, 2018

Apple’s profits of $13.8 billion in the quarter ending in March of 2018, is more than Amazon has generated during its entire lifetime. Techspot, May 14, 2018

One in four graduating college seniors feels unprepared to enter the job market. New York Post, May 1, 2018

“If humanity ever captures the energies of love, it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire.” Michael Curry

The price of Hermes’ Birkin bags which start in the high five-figures can fetch six figures at auction. Those bags have serious investment value; the annualized returns of a Hermes Birkin bag since inception in 1981 is 14.3%, which beats both the S&P 500 and gold for that same time period. Quartz, February 13, 2018

It is estimated that members of the millennial generation will spend an average of $202,000 (adjusted for inflation) on rent prior to owning a home, considerably higher than the $148,900 (also inflation-adjusted) that baby boomers spent on rent before becoming homeowners. Business Insider, May 23, 2018

How old is too old to still live with your parents? For one New Yorker, the courts decided it is 30. Even after receiving five eviction notices over eight years, Michael Rotondo continued to live with his parents. Recently a judge ruled that he had to abide by his parent’s wishes and get a place on his own. CNN, May 23, 2018

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