According to a recent article found on LinkedIn, many millennials believe that they will have been able to save $1 million by the time they hit 40, but the reality is that millennials’ 2016 salaries are actually 25% lower than those who were the same age in 2007. On this episode, Carl reflects on a recent trip to Key West, an interesting approach to saving and spending in a two-income household, a simple to remember savings strategy, and a very quick overview of a few retirement options many employers offer. The most important lesson in this episode -- find out what it means to be “fully vested” in your organization’s retirement options!
According to the website The Science of People, 73% of Americans and 79% of people younger than 45 believe in soulmates. On this episode, we explore the topics of soulmates, love, bonding and relationships, all to answer the question: are soulmates real, or surreal?
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Contemporarily, many people have perceived polygamy to be something repulsive, sinful, immoral and inappropriate. According to an article published in Psychology Today, there seems to be trends alluding to the opposite - more and more people are being open about having multiple partners. Are we going “backwards” when it comes to the concept of what constitutes romantic relationships? Or, are we becoming more liberal?
According to a Gallup poll, 8 in 10 Americans report they “frequently” or “sometimes” experience stress in their daily lives, compared to about 21 percent who say they “rarely” or “never” do. It’s no question that stress, has always been prevalent here in America, and that many Americans don’t seek therapy or counseling, be it for personal reasons, because they’re just too busy, or because of social stigma associated with therapy. On today’s episode, we’re joined by virtual counselor, Aida Vazin, licensed therapist who provides therapy online and helps people overcome the stressors of everyday life!
According to Pew Research Center, about 25% of parents are unmarried, which is vastly different from 1968, where only about 4% of parents were unmarried. Research finds that after one year, about three-in-ten young adults get married, 9% break up the relationship and 62% continue cohabiting. Moreover, among adults aged 25 and older, 23% of males and 17% of females have reported being never married. On this episode, we discuss the overall topic of marriage in society and we try to answer the question - why are more couples cohabiting in lieu of getting married? And, is this a good thing? Or not...
Social constructs are defined as a social mechanism, phenomenon, or category created and developed by society; a perception of an individual, group, or idea that is 'constructed' through cultural or social practice. We know that things like race, gender, government and “beauty” are all social constructs. We then got curious… is marriage also a social construct? Or would it happen naturally, without social influences?