There is a lot of overlap in the experiences of the two demographics, who together shepherded the country into the 21st century, the new millennium and the digital age. There’s also, however, a lot that sets them apart. Andrew Lisa of Yahoo!Finance lists the ways these two generations differ.
Although they’re still commonly lampooned as naive kids, the oldest millennials are now 40 years old. The earliest-born Gen Xers are drifting out of middle age and toward retirement. Along the way, each group developed ideas, attitudes and strategies about money and finances that don’t always agree with those of the other.