first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Much has been written about the how millennials today are slower to marry and buy homes than young people of the same age in previous generations, but they are not alone. Their Gen X elders have also fallen behind in the markers for economic maturity.According to a new report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), Gen X households — called the “sandwich generation” because they’re caught between paying for college, caring for their parents and saving for their own retirement — are also less likely to own a home than prior generations of the same age, 40 to 51.Slightly more than 65% of families headed by a Gen Xer owned their home in 2016, down from just over 75% and nearly 72% in 2004 and 1992, respectively, according to EBRI.Similar differences were seen for the percentages of Gen-X-led families having any type of  retirement plan: 67% in 2016 versus roughly 72% and 73% in 2004 and 1992. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img When asked to put into words the sensation of a Festival winner – his first over fences – Patrick Mullins, the son of the trainer, said: “It’s like trying to describe colour to a blind person. “He was a little bit keen. He made one mistake down the back straight and I had to sit and let him get his breath back.He’s very tough and very brave. He was brilliant.” Back In Focus put up a determined staying performance to give trainer Willie Mullins his fourth winner of this year’s Cheltenham Festival in the John Oaksey National Hunt Chase. The Patrick Mulllins-ridden eight-year-old, who has stamina in abundance, looked beaten in the closing stages, but he wore down Tofino Bay up the hill to snatch the spoils from Nina Carberry in the four-mile contest for amateur riders. Rival d’Estruval fell at the second-last when separating the two principals and it was Back In Focus (9-4 favourite) who scored for owner Graham Wylie by half a length from Tofino Bay. Godsmejudge was 19 lengths back in third. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more