The average net worth of Americans age 18-35 plummets 34% since 1996 – proving Millennials ARE worse off than their parents were at the same age
net worth (noun)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” the value of all your property, possessions, and money after you remove what you owe “という風に記載されていますね。純資産のことです。
He has a net worth of about £70 million.
He is one of Britain’s richest people, with a net worth of about £70 million.
To plummet (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” to fall very quickly and suddenly: “という風に記載されていますね。
Share prices plummeted today to a three-month low.
The president’s popularity has plummeted since the war began.
worse off (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” having less money than other people or than you had before “という風に記載されていますね。
Pensioners will be worse off by £16 a week.
If Rick loses his job we’ll be even worse off.
If you keep borrowing money to pay off your debts, you’ll be even worse off than you are now.
・The average net worth of Millennials is less than $8,000 – the latest sign that the generation is doing far worse than their older cohorts, according to a new study
・It represents a 34% drop since 1996 in the net worth of Americans ages 18-35
・The authors attribute the disparity to the fact that Millennials are facing rising student loans, higher rents and skyrocketing health costs
・Now, people in their 20s and 30s spend roughly 17% of their paycheck on education, health care and rent – up from 12% 10 years ago, researchers said
・The findings are counter to perceptions about Millennials – who are often characterized as over-spenders who are delaying home buying and having kids
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a group of people who share a characteristic, usually age: “という風に記載されていますね。
About 42% of women in this age cohort have a college degree.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a lack of equality or similarity, especially in a way that is not fair: “という風に記載されていますね。
There is still a disparity in salaries among people doing the same job.
the growing disparity between rich and poor
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” the amount of money a person earns: “という風に記載されていますね。
It’s easy to go on expensive holidays when you have a paycheck the size of hers.
be counter to (adjective/adverb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” opposite, or with an opposite purpose “という風に記載されていますね。
The policy is divisive, and runs counter to common sense.
Bob’s decision not to take the job ran counter to his family’s expectations.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a particular way of understanding or thinking about something “という風に記載されていますね。
There is a perception that management only wants to cut costs.
These photographs will affect people’s perceptions of war.
We have to change the public’s perception that money is being wasted.
To delay (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” to do something later than is planned or expected “という風に記載されていますね。
If you delay now, the opportunity might be lost.
We delayed getting on board for as long as we could.
I have delayed my return home because of the weather.
They agreed to delay the decision for as long as possible.
Don’t delay if you want to get your order in by Christmas.
The average net worth of Millennials is less than $8,000 – the latest sign that the generation is doing far worse than their older cohorts, according to a new study.
It represents a 34 percent decrease since 1996 in the net worth of Americans ages 18-35, according to the report by Deloitte, an accounting and professional services firm.
The authors attribute the disparity to the fact that Millennials are facing rising student loans, higher rents and skyrocketing health costs.
‘The vast majority of consumers are under tremendous financial pressure,’ said Kasey Lobaugh, Deloitte’s chief retail innovation officer and lead author of the study in an interview with The Washington Post. ‘That is particularly true for low-income Americans and Millennials.’
The core of the problem is down to wages not keeping up with rising costs. The price of a college education has risen 65 percent in the past 10 years. During that same period, food costs have gone up 26 percent, health care costs increased 21 percent and housing costs have risen 16 percent.
Now, people in their 20s and 30s spend roughly 17 percent of their paycheck on education, health care and rent – up from 12 percent 10 years ago, according to the report.
And Millennials aren’t spending more than older generations did at their age on eating out and going to bars – that type of discretionary spending has remained consistent over the past decade, accounting for about 11 percent of income.
discretionary spending (noun)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” money spent by consumers on things other than necessary things such as food, clothes, and fuel: “という風に記載されていますね。
Soaring fuel prices have hit discretionary spending, which could weaken the economy.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” not changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities “という風に記載されていますね。
Since joining the team last year, he has become our most consistent performer.
I have been consistent in my approach over the years.
There has been a consistent improvement in her attitude.
Her work is sometimes good, but the problem is she’s not consistent.
The findings are counter to perceptions about Millennials – who are often characterized as avocado toast ordering over-spenders who are ruining America by delaying home buying, marriage and having children.
‘The narrative out there is that millennials are ruining everything, from breakfast cereal to weddings, but what matters to consumers today isn’t much different than it was 50 years ago,’ Lobaugh told The Post. ‘Generally speaking, there have not been dramatic changes in how consumers spend their money.’
While retail spending in the U.S. has risen roughly 13 percent since 2005, most of that is due to population growth rather than consumers actually dropping more money on goods and services.
America is also home to a growing wealth divide, with the richest Americans (those making $100,000 or more per year) seeing their incomes grow 1,305 percent more than those making less than $50,000 annually.
avocado toast (noun)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” avocado on toast, allegedly the favourite food of millennials “という風に記載されていますね。
Avo toast is a daily thing for me and it’s about half of my Instagram.
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” a story, or an account of something that has happened “という風に記載されていますね。
broadly/generally speaking (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionary によると ” used for showing that what you are saying is usually true, but not in every instance “という風に記載されていますね。
Generally speaking, pet owners are law-abiding citizens.
be home to (adjective)
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” the country or city where you live “という風に記載されていますね。
California is home to many vineyards.
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” a difference or separation: “という風に記載されていますね。
The divide between the rich and the poor in this country is continuing to grow.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）