Here’s the ONE Thing Millennials Won’t Do… Even for Money
Tax time is upon us, and we’re all thinking of ways to save money and plump up our savings accounts. But when it comes to earning as much as we can, there’s only one thing that makes millennials balk: Even if it meant taking a cut in pay or sacrificing a chunk of a hard-earned bonus, young adults would rather give up the dough than go on a blind date set up by their parents.
We all hope for a little (or a whopper) refund at tax time. This year’s Capital One Bonus and Tax Survey tried to pin down “what exactly people are doing with any potential extra cash.” Traveling? Maybe. Renos? Perhaps. Parent-coordinated dates? Um, no!
“Almost two-thirds (64 percent) say they would rather get less than expected for their bonus than have their parents set them up on a blind date.” Bahaha! But yeah, makes total sense to us. As much as we all love our parents, we really don’t want them meddling in our love lives. *cringes at the thought*
Give up date night for a year to earn a bigger bonus? 33 percent said no problem. Give up caffeine for a year to make more money? 43 perfect said they could do it (really?!). Go “on a year-long digital detox with limited access to their phone, Internet and social media for a higher bonus”? ARE YOU NUTS?! Still, 46 percent said they’d be up for it. But going out on a date with someone Mom & Pop approved? Nope, no thanks — not going to happen.
Would you be willing to let your parents set you up on a blind date? Tweet us @BritandCo!
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!