By | Megan Leonhardt | www.cnbc.com
The past decade has been a roller coaster for many millennials. Many in this generation wrapped up college, embarked on (and lost) jobs, moved to new cities and even bought homes and started families.
Through it all, they’ve picked up valuable financial, and life, lessons. To commemorate the ups and downs of this past decade, we asked several of the money experts CNBC Make It regularly turns to for advice to share a few of the biggest lessons they’ve learned over the past 10 years.
Here’s a look at where they were in 2010, how they’re finishing the decade and what they learned in the intervening years.
Tiffany Aliche: Debt-free does not equal wealth
Started off the decade: In 2010, Aliche moved back home with her parents at 30 years old. “I lost my job in 2009 during the recession and could no longer afford my mortgage, so I lost my home too,” she says.