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Generation X is the New Sandwich Generation

Posted on 02/1/2013 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

Your LifeBy way of introduction, I am both AARP’s Vice President of Home and Family and among the first members of Generation X.  My role at AARP involves working with all of my co-workers to make sure that we know what issues are important to the fifty plus around home and family and working to address those issues through the things we do.  This involves five related topics: Caregiving; Kids and grandkids; Livable communities; Driving; and Consumer technology    We know …

More Americans Support Aging Parents — And Grown Kids

Posted on 01/30/2013 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingFor many years, we’ve thought of the “sandwich generation” as people who are taking care of older parents while raising young children of their own. But that seems to be changing. Many people today are taking care of their moms and dads— and, increasingly, their grown kids who still need financial help. So even though their nests are empty, their wallets are quickly emptying too. According to a new Pew Research Center report released today: Nearly half (47%) of adults age 40-59 have a parent 65 or …

Gen X and Y Saving More, Earlier Than Boomer Parents

Posted on 08/29/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsCall it generational rebellion at its finest: It seems all the gloomy retirement forecasting for boomers has been inspiring their kids to save more. Workers in Gen X and Gen Y are both starting retirement savings earlier and more likely to make automatic contributions than members of the boomer generation, according to a new survey.

The Takeaway: Weekend Edition

Posted on 04/1/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodaySo … what exactly happens if the government shuts down? If the White House and congressional Republicans can’t come to an agreement, we’ll find out. Right now a temporary resolution is funding the government. That’s set to expire next Friday. What it means for you. ALSO • Why can’t we all get along? Thanks to my colleague Mike Lee for spotlighting a very interesting debate between Gen Xers and Boomers in Philadelphia Magazine. The “old people,” Gen Xers say, are, …