Side Hustles, TikTok and Living Well on a Budget: Our Most-Read Gen Z Money Stories of 2021

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The older members of Generation Z — those born between 1997 and 2012 — have entered the workforce, and they will make up 27% of the workforce by 2025, Forbes reported. And this generation is already taking a different path than previous generations when it comes to careers and financial planning. While members of Gen Z do believe that salary is important, they are less money-driven than previous generations, placing an emphasis on interesting work that aligns with their values, Deloitte reported. They are also more proactive about financial planning than previous generations, and are actively seeking tools and advice to help them stay on track with their goals, a Schwab survey found.

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As Gen Z seeks financial advice for themselves — and others seek insights into this new generation of workers — GOBankingRates has been providing an in-depth look at Gen Z and their finances. Here are our most-read Gen Z money stories of 2021.

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  1. These Are the 15 Best Cities for Gen Z To Live Well on a Budget
  2. The 8 Best Side Hustles for Gen Z
  3. Surprising Ways Gen Z and Millennials Are Worlds Apart Financially
  4. 34% of Gen Z Is Learning Personal Finance From TikTok and YouTube, Survey Finds
  5. How Gen Z Plans To Avoid Student Loans
  6. A Look at Gen Z’s Financial Habits, From Spending to Saving and More
  7. 7 Remote Jobs Gen Z Will Love
  8. What Gen Z Can Learn From Millennials’ Money Mistakes
  9. Will Millennials and Gen Z Have Enough Money To Retire?
  10. 10 Most Promising Careers for Gen Z Workers

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About the Author

Gabrielle joined GOBankingRates in 2017 and brings with her a decade of experience in the journalism industry. Before joining the team, she was a staff writer-reporter for People Magazine and People.com. Her work has also appeared on E! Online, Us Weekly, Patch, Sweety High and Discover Los Angeles, and she has been featured on “Good Morning America” as a celebrity news expert. 

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