Millennials’ most common career goals include earning enough to have a balanced life, wanting to reach senior/executive level management and running their own business. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Yeah, we all know millennials have a reputation for attitude, and you might think that a salary goal of $80,000–$30,000 higher than it was just in 2016—is just one more example of their entitlement attitude.

But a new study from TD Ameritrade has some surprising things to say about their generation and their financial attitudes. Not only does that lofty salary ambition amount to $55.2 trillion per year, but most of the “greed for gold” comes from the guys: men want double the income women want in order to feel happy ($118,000 vs. $58,500).

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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