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It's not a generational thing

The problem with all the articles I read like this is they all try to paint this generation or that generation with a broad brush.

I know many millenials that eat at chain restaurants and ones that want to live in big houses in the suburbs. I also know ones (like my Daughter) who are happy with their small apartment close to work and choose to spend their disposable income on travel and experiences like concerts, theatre, etc.

And as far as boomers go, I'd say there are just as many who are very frugal and cautious as there are that have lots of debt due to always wanting a bigger house or more stuff. As someone who is 60 and lived in the same house for almost 30 years (its paid off) I count myself in that group.

Businesses fail because they fail to provide products/services that people value plain and simple. Go to a Macy's or other department store and see if anyone (outside of the cosmetic/perfume sections) ever asks if you need help. When you find something you want to buy, you get in line at one of the two open checkstands. They don't have enough help so the merchandise is often all mixed up making it hard to find what you want so you really aren't getting any more value than buying something online, which is cheaper and easier.

On the other hand stores like Ace Hardware do a great business, which I think is because they have an abundance of people that actually want to help you find what you need. Yes. You pay a lot more than at Home Depot, but you get in and out quickly, with some confidence you have what you need.

As far as chain restaurants go, good riddance. I don't want crappy over-processed food served by a trainee when there are so many good alternatives.


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