University of ArizonaNorton School of Family and Consumer Sciences

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Are Millennials Redefining Adulthood?

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About 28 percent of young adults in the Norton School APLUS study say that marriage is not an important life goal, while 27 percent say that having children is not.

What does it mean to be a "grown-up?" Read more »

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Young adults feel financial strain

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For many young adults, goals and lifestyle choices aren't even on their radar because they're under financial stress, according to a new study released by the Norton School, the latest installment of a nationally acclaimed study launched to track the financial attitudes and workplace changes of more than 2,000 students through their college years and into adult life.

Think about the way you'd like to see your twentysomething start out life after college. A full-time job with financial stability. Living away from your cozy confines. Read more »

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Why 50% Of College Graduates Need Help From Mom And Dad

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The latest installment of an ongoing Norton School, Take Charge America Institute study finds that more than half of those graduates require financial support more than two years after college. Moreover, 50.6% of college graduates surveyed say they rely on financial support from family members, including almost half of those who are employed full-time.

Father’s Day has come and gone, but many Dads are wondering when twenty-something son or daughter is going to get off the family dole. Read more »

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The Truth Behind Gen Y’s Financial Optimism

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Results from the Norton School's APLUS study of recent grads reveals what it really takes to succeed today.

On the surface, Gen Y, those ebullient 20-somethings smiling into their phones as they snap selfies, can seem glowingly optimistic about their futures. Read more »

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Half of college grads still relying on parents' money

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Two years out of college, half of graduates are relying on their parents or other family members for some sort of financial help, according to research from the University of Arizona, Norton School APLUS study.

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2 Years On, Two-Thirds of This Graduating Class Aren’t Financially Self-Sufficient

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The last few years haven’t been easy for new graduates, with a tight job market and, more often than not, student loans to repay. As for how young adults are managing such challenges, and how that will affect their future, a study from the Norton School is poised to offer some answers.

The last few years haven’t been easy for new graduates, with a tight job market and, more often than not, student loans to repay. Read more »

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Dr. Joyce Serido
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The Postrecession Financial Literacy of Americans Is Still Pitiful

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Now, researchers at the University of Arizona are trying to change this by conducting a multiyear study into the way young adults develop and gain financial knowledge. (The latest results will come out this June and will focus on the way twentysomethings navigate the tough job market and its effect on their finances.)

The financial know-how of most Americans stinks, roughly five years after the global financial recession officially ended. Read more »

A Credit Card Survival Guide for New Grads

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Building credit while hunting for a job, wrestling student loans and figuring out post-college life might seem like a tall order. But, just like the triumphant hat toss, it’s an important rite of passage for young adults.

“If you run the numbers, a good credit score will get you the best interest rate on loans you need in the future,” says Martin Dasko, founder of Read more »

2014 Spring Primary Election Results

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Congratulations Sabrina Helm, who has been elected to the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC)!!

Congratulations to Sabrina Helm, who has been elected to the Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (SPBAC)!! Great job on your accomplishment! Read more »

Moving up

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber promoted Juan Ciscomani to vice president of outreach. Read more »



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