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Gen Z started building wealth earlier than millennials, and an expert says 9/11 is the main event that divided the 2 generations and their views on money

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  • The youngest millennials and Gen Z are divided by the fact that Gen Z does not remember 9/11, according to an expert on millennials.
  • Millennials and Gen Z are also separated by differences defined by technology and mobile adoption: Gen Z doesn't know a world without either.
  • The aftermath of 9/11 created two generations with different financial habits. They are also influenced by how they experienced the Great Recession.
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There are several differences between millennials and Gen Z, but they all begin with the key event dividing them: 9/11.

That's according to research conducted by the Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK), which posits that 9/11 is a generation-defining moment for millennials.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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