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  • 40% of Millennials believe they cannot afford buy a home; 47% doubt that their credit is good enough for them to qualify for a mortgage
  • Having money for retirement is #1 concern compared to home-ownership, ranking at #3
  • 2015 Survey of Consumer Expectations shows that 64% of all renters indicate "it would be hard for them to obtain a mortgage"
  • Health care is becoming more affordable and companies are increasingly open to hiring freelancers and independent contractors
  • In 2013, 23 million people were self-employed, according the US Census Bureau, up 24% from 2003
  • More people are seeking freedom and control over their careers
  • 25,000 square feet in Japan produce 10,000 heads of lettuce/day (100 times more per sq ft than traditional methods) with 40% less power, 80% less food waste and 99% less water usage
  • It works in climate-controlled spaces with replicable conditions; this idea can be deployed anywhere in the world to address food shortages
  • Hong Kong is now building a facility, and Mongolia, Russia and mainland China are planning to start building
  • Wealthfront, financial services targeting Millenials, reached $1 billion in 2.5 years encouraging investments in ETFs, not stock-picking
  • Millennials are willing to use robo-investing from robo-advisors, using algorithms to invest
  • They trust algorithms over people: 19% of Millennials say most people can be trusted, compared with 40% of Boomers
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