Stock Market and DFW Millenials

Published on: 09 Aug, 2017

According to a survey done by local financial experts, most of the Millenials residing in North Texas and other countries cannot enjoy the benefits of an excellent performing stock market. As per a survey by Charles Schwab, the investment service company, a larger number of Millenials tend to have written financial plans. These are developed with professional assistance and in much greater numbers when compared to the older generations. Even as they seem to do well on the financial planning habits, it is observed that Millenials routinely struggle to control spending. They overspend on their daily items and also struggle with managing the debt. Approximately 60 percent of the Millenials reported that they spend a substantial sum of money on coffee. Two-thirds of the respondents said that mortgage payments and student loans are not done on time.

Non-investment generation

As per Austin Reynolds of Tolleson Wealth Management, it is being seen that Millenials are not willing to invest. This trend is observed all over Dallas. Even though studies have shown that most Millenials loath to invest, the investment in 401(k) accounts make a popular choice for individuals who invest due to employer matching programs. These programs provide the employees to enjoy a head start when it comes to retirement savings.

Reynolds continued on to say that even if three percent of the salary is invested into 401(k) account, there can be a number of times any company could match the standard 50 percent or even 100 percent of that amount into that particular account. It is a method for the Millenials to invest in a method which was not as accessible or known to the previous generations.

Better with age

The survey revealed that as Millenials get older, they also exhibit an improvement in their financial habits. About 46 percent of the respondents said that they enjoy a 401(k) or any other work sponsored account solely created for retirement purposes. In contrast, Millenials in their 20s reported that only 26 percent exhibited the same traits. Approximately 23 percent of the surveyed Millenials reported having investments other than 401(k), only about nine percent of the Millenials in the 20s said they have the same. Julie Lambert, a Charles Schwab branch manager, said that it is encouraging to see positive financial sense among Millenials, but much more of them must get finances in order. They must invest by keeping their futures on their minds.


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