Generations Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known

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Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.
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  • The Greatest Generation was characterized by saving for a rainy day. This philosophy allowed someone with an 8th grade education to retire in comfort with no debt.

  • The Latest generation's monetary philosophy is focused on obtaining easy credit in order to immediately satisfy wants with a disregard of savings for repaying borrowed money.

Generations and Their Distinct Characteristics:

The Lost Generation - 1883-1900 : This was a term originally used to identify a group of American literary expatriates living in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. It is now used more generally to describe the generation of young people who came of age in the United States during and shortly after World War I. Very few Americans from this generation are currently alive.

The G.I. Generation “ The Greatest Generation” - 1901-1924: The generation of veterans that fought and won World War II, later to become the Establishment, and the parents of children who would later become the Baby Boomers (born 1942-1953 or 1946-1964). Journalist Tom Brokaw dubbed this the Greatest Generation in a 1998 book of that name.

The Silent Generation - 1925-1941: This was the generation born between the two World Wars, who were too young to join the service when World War II started. Many had fathers who served in World War I.

The Baby Boomers - 1942-1953: This generation was born just after World War II, a time that included a 14-year increase in birthrate worldwide. Baby Boomers in their teen and college years were characteristically part of the 1960s counterculture, but later became more conservative, eventually gave birth to Generations X and Y. Most academic and demographic literature uses 1946 and 1964 as the cutoff years of the post-WWII demographic boom in births, while the birth years for the Baby Boom Generation are controversial, with many experts now using the birth years 1942-1953.

Generation Jones: 1954-1965: This is the generation between the Boomers and the GenXers, born 1954-1965. Their early life experiences hold more in common with Generation X than with the Boomers. “Jonesers” are primarily the offspring of the Silent Generation, and the parents of Generation Y.

Generation X -1964-1979: This generation was born between approximately 1966 to 1978, during the time of the Vietnam War, and connected to the pop culture of the 1980s and 1990s they grew up in. Other names used interchangeably with Generation X are 13th Generation and Baby Busters. Most of this generation are children of The Baby Boomers and The Silent Generation. Those born before 1973 spent most of their teen years in the 1980s.

Generation Y - 1980-1997: This generation is the “Millennials” ….the First Digitals. These are usually the children of Generation Jones. Generation Y connected to the pop culture of the 1990s and the 2000s, growing up with many world-changing events including the rise of mass communication, the Internet, and the War on Terror. The Y Generation is known as a Culture War "battleground" with growing disagreements between conservative and progressive perspectives, and has reached adulthood in the 2000s. The name "Millennial" refers to the period of time the generation came of age, and the term "First Digitals" refers to the position of the generation as the first human generation to grow up with digital technologies integrated into their social interactions.

Generation Z – 1997: This generation that will follow the Millennials, but also has been called "Generation V" (for virtual), "Generation C" (for community, content or cell phone), "The New Silent Generation", the "Internet Generation", and "Gen @." Generation Z are very young but active consumers, and very connected, being born into a world of digital technology.

Note: It is important to note, all generations are born into the most advanced technological periods in relation to their time. Wikepedia's List of Generations

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