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Why More Generations Are Living Under One Roof

Posted on 07/21/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilySo much for the empty nest. For decades, older Americans have shared the same roof with their adult children. Since the recession, millennials started boomeranging home, and staying and staying, often into their early 30s. In 2012, in fact, a record 57 million Americans — or 18.1 percent of the nation’s population — lived in multigenerational family households. That’s double the number in 1980, according to a new Pew Research Center study. >> Sign up for the AARP Money newsletter The multigenerational …

Why Your College Grad Moved Back Home

Posted on 06/23/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyAt a party last weekend, I met a new college grad who had just moved back home. His plans: a camp counselor job this summer followed by a teaching assistant job come fall. Over the next year or so he plans to save money and figure out his future; maybe an M.S. in social work or a Ph.D. in psychology. He was looking forward to reconnecting with his parents after four years away. “It’s the last time I’ll live at …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 08/7/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun… 1. A $332K test tube hamburger assembled from cow stem cells doesn’t taste all that good. (Learn more at AARP) 2. More than a third of young American adults — a record 21.6 million of them — are living with their parents. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Before being launched into space, the 13-inch robot Kirobo said, “one small step for me, a giant leap for robots.” (Learn more at USA Today) 4. If you’re already bored with snail …

Record 21.6 Million Young Adults Live With Parents

Posted on 08/1/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsPerhaps you thought that by your 50s and 60s you’d be relishing the peace and quiet of an empty nest. You might have been wrong. Boomerang kids are back, along with the kids who never left the nest. A record 21.6 million young adults ages 18 to 31 (36 percent of that age group) lived in their parents’ homes in 2012. That’s the highest share in 40 years, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew …