Mark this as one more way in which the Great Recession has affected Americans’ financial planning: Parents are contributing less to their children’s college costs than they did just a few years ago, according to a recent poll. In addition, more college students are living at home with parents to save money.
The Takeaway: New Retirement Savings Route; Discussing Weight With Kids; Ethics of Alzheimer’s and Divorce
The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems this week proposed letting companies that lack their own employee pension plans buy into public retirement funds via the Secure Choice Pension … A new survey conducted by WebMD and the nonprofit Sanford Health found parents would rather discuss the birds and the bees with their kids than weight … And broadcaster Pat Robertson tells viewers it’s okay to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease.
There are several questions that Sean and I get asked each and every time we speak. One question is how accurate was The Blind Side? Very; my three kids left the theater and in reference to Sandra Bullock’s performance said, “great there are two of them running around now.” My rhetorical question was, “Is there a problem with that?” The next question is, “What type of parenting skills did you use to raise three good kids? What was your plan?” …
Kids, even very young ones, pick up on cues from adults. If you act bored and impatient around your children, they will sense that they don’t matter. Love rules!