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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 …

Imagine: No Empty Nest

Posted on 04/16/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & FamilyFelice Shapiro is a writer, entrepreneur, and publisher as well as the founder of Better After 50, a weekly online magazine. In addition to being a teacher and avid runner, hiker, and yogi she is an AARP contributor. Imagine a world without an empty nest? There’s a big change brewing that could really wreak havoc on our empty nesting cycle.  We’re talking about a change toward online learning. Imagine: your kid does not GO to college, he does college from the comfort …

From Empty to Crowded Nest

Posted on 06/15/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeAngelita has landed. Again. But this time, her target was my empty nest, and she’s arrived with a freshly printed college degree. Angelita, like my own daughter, is part of a growing number of adult children—dubbed “boomerang kids”—battling the recession by moving back home while scouring job boards for employment. I vividly recall the waves of emotion that flowed over me as she and I packed the final box before she left for college and new adventures. That night, as …