'Millennials’ have many things in their favour. Now in their twenties and early thirties, they are arguably the most educated generation in history and have grown up in a digital era full of new opportunities.
They also face significant financial challenges. Of course, young people rarely had it easy in previous eras. But millennials are struggling with more university debt than any generation to date. At the same time, rising house prices and living costs have made it increasingly difficult for them to get on to the housing ladder.
And while life is a struggle for millennials now, their financial future may not look much brighter. Beset by so many immediate financial concerns, such as paying off debt, meeting the rent or saving for an elusive deposit, investing for a more comfortable future can seem like an impossible task.
Fortunately, it does not have to be like this. There is a solution to the millennials’ financial woes – and it lies in the family. Grandparents, by tapping into their own wealth, can give the younger generation the financial leg up that they so desperately need.
Of course, leaving an inheritance at death to younger family members is nothing new. However, releasing the same money now could change millennials’ lives, both now and in the future. The impact of gifts of any size, either one off or regular shouldn't be underestimated.
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