A look at the week in personal finance

Each week, WalletPop looks back on the week's top personal finance stories as it joins with CostRefuge. Here are some from last week from mainstream publications and the blogosphere.

The Millenial Generation (AKA Gen Y) is facing some of the most difficult financial circumstances of any generation. Joshua Ritchie from Mint.com's MintLife blog penned a guide for young people, including tips on saving for retirement, setting a financial plan in motion and taking advantage of employer-based contribution plans.