His parents sent him numerous notices asking him to move out and even gave him money to find a new place.
Many millennials are driven by extrinsic goals, like money, status, and fame. For example, young people are enthralled with celebrity culture, and many want a piece of fame -- and think they can get it.
In at least some states, empty nests are becoming a thing of the past.
They're smart. They may very well know the issues about voting better than we do. They care about the economy. They care about the world's resources. They're hip. They even know the new word for hip, which clearly I don't. They're adults! And yet, are they? What happens when they come home?
When they went off to college, you turned their rooms into your home office, gym, or (wo)man cave. Now they're back, maybe just for a pit stop on the way to real life, but they're not the same kids who left and you're all aware that even though the rules and roles have changed, it's not clear what the new ones are -- yours or theirs.
Empty nests are becoming a thing of the past.
Moving back in with my family is also an embarrassing thing. I can't shake off that I'm ashamed of moving back, even knowing that it is not uncommon. I have failed as an adult and I should be ashamed. But I starting to think I shouldn't be embarrassed to cry about it.
My wife and I tried hard to be good parents, raising our boys to be respectful of others, work hard and make an impact on
More young adults are living at home with their parents than have done so since the 1940s.
It turns out that when it comes to retirement planning, baby boomers may be in worse shape than we thought. A survey from TD Ameritrade shows that a whopping 20 percent of millennials are supporting their parents, including baby boomer parents.
If you're wondering whether the living-with-the-parents trend impacts young adults who have or don't have a college education, the Pew study shows there is a difference. It shows that 86 percent of those with college degrees live independently of their family compared to 88 percent five years ago and 90 percent in 2007.
When I wrote my 10th book, Clark Howard's Living Large for the Long Haul, I relayed the stories of 50 Americans who were making ends meet during the recession and in its aftermath. One of the stories that generated the most interest was that of Cesar, a 24-year-old college graduate who moved back in with his parents -- even while making good money.
Allowing teens to grow and feel uncomfortable is vital to their emotional development and is just as important as all that nurturing we provided. As our teenagers graduate, our goals for them should graduate as well.
For baby boomers who hope to retire early and enjoy the rest of their lives with travel and other pursuits they've put on hold, it helps to have children that are financially independent.In fact, you're more than twice as likely to retire earlier if you don't have to support your adult children.
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