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Millennial Minded

Millennial Minded

About the Millennial Minded Blog

Six of our editorial staffers are millennials, born between 1980 and 1995. Here they'll share their personal stories and perspectives while discussing today's issues facing young employees and the changing workforce. Contact millennial blogger Meg Fry at megf@njbiz.com.

Is print dead?

I was watching "Ghostbusters" earlier this week when a line jumped out at me: “Print is dead,” Ghostbuster Egon Spengler declares when asked if he reads books. Read More »»

Want to make a difference? Choose one of these majors

My grandmother recalled a question she had asked one of her children. “What job do you want to have?” she asked. “Which job makes the most money?” her child replied in earnest. Read More »»

Millennials are a big market — but how to reach them?

Despite what some baby boomers may think, when it comes to media, millennials are remarkably savvy. It's why we started catching on to advertising in the late '90s, which in turn forced companies to become more self-aware with their advertising. Read More »»

The millennial credit card: Advice for the ones with and the ones without

The millennial credit card: Advice for the ones with and the ones without

Millennials are funny when it comes to credit cards. Read More »»

Desks: To sit or not to sit? That is the question

Desks: To sit or not to sit? That is the question

NJBIZ Managing Editor Josh Burd spends his 9-5 standing, operating on a makeshift mouse-and-keyboard configuration that conforms to his vertical position. Read More »»

Stop wasting time: The entrepreneurial spirit dies fast

Stop wasting time: The entrepreneurial spirit dies fast

Everybody knows these people: the ones who commit to something, then flake out at the last second. Most of us have probably even been that person. Read More »»

College-cost survey doesn't answer one big question for millennials: Why

College-cost survey doesn't answer one big question for millennials: Why

By the time the spring semester of my senior year rolled around in 2010, I had grown pretty cynical about my time at college. Eighteen months earlier, the stock market had hit record lows and my graduating class was facing an unemployment rate of 18.4 percent, more than twice the national average at the time. Read More »»

Investing: You're doing it wrong. Or not doing it at all. Which is wrong.

Forty Labor Days ago, President Ford signed into law the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to regulate and protect retirement program benefits. Read More »»

A reaction to misplaced animosity toward millennials

The editorial staff at NJBIZ has become dominated by millennials in the recent months. Realizing this, our editor challenged us in July with the task of creating a themed issue. It was to look at millennials and the impact they would have on the workforce. Read More »»

Welcome to NJBIZ's newest blog: Millennial Minded, a fresh look at today's generation

Welcome to NJBIZ's newest blog: Millennial Minded, a fresh look at today's generation

Dear baby boomers: We're not going away; here's what the millennial mindset is all about. Read More »»

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Millennial Minded

Is print dead?

I was watching "Ghostbusters" earlier this week when a line jumped out at me:...

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