Students pull a mock 'ball & chain' representing outsandig student debt. Photo: Paul J. Richards/AFP via Getty Images

Debt is one of the biggest daily concerns for 68% of millennials, according to a new poll by Hometap, and they are seven times more likely than people over 50 to say that paying credit card or student debt is an important financial goal.

Why it matters: A majority of millennials say baby boomers have made things worse for them, according to an Axios/Survey Monkey poll, as they struggle with big college loans, inheriting two wars, and facing an uncertain future of work. But only 56% of them said they are "extremely" or "very" responsible in how they manage their money, compared with 80% of those 70 years old and more.

  • More than 50% of millennials' salaries go to mortgage payments, according to the Hometap poll. And 70% say that high mortgage payments make it harder to reach their financial goals.
  • They are 30% less likely than those 50+ to believe they will ever receive social security.

Be smart: 85% of millennials are personally saving for retirement.

Go deeper: Millennials blame boomers for ruining their lives

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows defended Vice President Pence's decision to continue traveling and campaigning despite his exposure to aides who have tested positive for COVID-19, saying Sunday that Pence is exempt from CDC guidelines because he is "essential personnel."

Why it matters: CDC guidelines call for people who have been exposed to the virus to quarantine for 14 days. Meadows said on CNN's "State of the Union" that Pence will wear a mask when he travels and argued that "he's not just campaigning," pointing to the Israel-Sudan normalization agreement announced by the White House last week.

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Celebrating Halloween and Día de los Muertos will be difficult and more isolated this year, but can still be done while minimizing harm to others.

Why it matters: Traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, indoor parties, haunted houses, crowded cemeteries and communal candy bowls are all considered high-risk activities by the CDC.

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