It’s safe to say that millennials are not the most committed people on the planet. I’m not saying they’re not loyal. It’s just that when it comes to certain decisions, they’d rather put them off than having to be tied to something huge for the rest of their lives.
For instance, millennials would rather create a blog to sustain themselves financially. Instead of being bogged down in the same place, with the same working hours for years. But there are other things that scare millennials.
They would rather live in a caravan and travel around the US than invest their money in a home. Or, for that matter, live in hostels and camps and see Europe rather than waking up to the same view every day.
Now traditionally, homes were usually bought by couples who were about to get married. Or by those who were having a baby. But millennials have no appetite for tradition and they’re buying homes for one very strange reason.
Now, millennials have been accused of spending money on frivolous things (um, avocado toast, anyone?) but they are proving everyone wrong. A report by CNN Money has shown that generation Y proved to be “the largest group of homebuyers in 2016.”
This generation sure is a dog lover, however. The report above already showed how millennials are more excited about the idea of having a dog in their house rather than a baby. Now, more reports are showing how much this generation loves dogs.
The American Pet Products Association, for instance, found in 2015 that “young Americans were more likely than baby boomers to make purchases (like toys, gifts, and care items) and take their pets to the vet more often.” They have even “surpassed baby boomers in pet ownership for the first time.” Hey, pets are totally Instagrammable so this makes sense too.
What’s weird about this whole thing? Well, primarily, the fact that millennials don’t like to be bossed around, rather, they want to be their own boss. And yet, they don’t mind getting bossed around by a four-legged creature.