Do Millennials Spend More on Coffee or Retirement?

A startling percentage of millennials admit to spending more money on coffee than they do saving for retirement.

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Do Millennials Spend More on Coffee or Retirement?

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We already know millennials love coffee. Now we know just how much they’re willing to stake on it: their future financial security, apparently.

A new report from Acorns, a “micro investing” app, suggests that a startling percentage of millennials cop to spending more money on coffee than they spend saving for retirement.

Fully 41.29 percent of millennials admit that they shelled out more on lattes, cappuccinos and other coffee drinks in the past year than they invested in retirement plans, according to Acorns’ first annual “ Money Matters Report,” which was drawn from data collected from the responses of 1,900 millennials, ages 18 to 35, who responded to questions on SurveyMonkey.

Perhaps, then, it should not surprise us that the survey also revealed that 52.64 percent of millennial respondents describe their level of investing savviness as “low” and only 9.33 percent of them as “high.” (About 38.03 percent of them hedged their bets on “medium.”)

It may also not be a total shocker to learn that 39.15 percent of millennials say they feel “anxious” when they contemplate their financial future.

Of course, that could just be the jittery effects of drinking all that caffeine.

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