How millennials and Gen Z are using TikTok to learn about personal finance

Laveta Brigham

Millennials and Gen Z are not only turning to TikTok for entertainment, they are also using it to educate themselves about personal finance.

Here are some of the personal finance TikTokers that are taking the platform by storm.

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Humphrey Yang

Humphrey Yang (Courtesy of Humphrey Yang)
Humphrey Yang (Courtesy of Humphrey Yang)

Humphrey Yang has been using his passion for personal finance to create TikToks that break down concepts like budgeting and investing.

The 32-year-old former financial advisor said he has always really enjoyed watching personal finance videos on YouTube and was inspired to create his own.

He decided to try his hand at TikTok as well after he noticed there weren’t many personal finance creators on the platform. He has amassed more than 865,000 followers thus far, and said he never expected the reaction he’s received.

“I didn’t think that that many people would be

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The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the future of Gen Z travel

Laveta Brigham

Clarissa Fisher, 23, is nowhere near ready to hop on a plane. She used to fly regularly to visit her boyfriend in the U.K.

“This past week I have seen so many people return to their normal activities like nothing has happened,” Fisher, of Frankfort, Kentucky, tells USA TODAY. “This scares me and has made me reconsider my travel plans for the remainder of this year and possibly the next. I’m afraid to board a plane knowing that I might step off infected. Being trapped in a small space with a large amount of strangers for several hours is a pandemic nightmare scenario.” 

Like others in her generation, she’s grown up with crisis after crisis: From 9/11 to devastating school shootings to COVID-19, this generation, born after 1996, is used to living in dangerous times. This is a generation primed to handle crisis after crisis, and one that

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Crypto Markets Are Maturing, but Gen Z Is Rewriting How Markets Work

Laveta Brigham

Now, I have no idea how old you are, nor do I want to make any assumptions. I will assume, though, that since you are reading this, you have an interest in markets and/or crypto assets. And since this is a newsletter aimed at professional investors, I will assume that you care about a bit more than prices going up/down/sideways. That should put us on more or less the same page as to what we explore here. 

However, this week I want us all to question the lens through which we judge the evolution of markets. Not just crypto markets – all markets, because it is becoming increasingly clear that sooner or later the distinction will be irrelevant.

You’re reading Crypto Long & Short, a newsletter that looks closely at the forces driving cryptocurrency markets. Authored by CoinDesk’s head of research, Noelle Acheson, it goes out every Sunday and

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