Last night I was browsing through magazines and the September issue of Money Magazine caught my eye.
The article, “Paying for your Kids… Forever?” showed a mom and daughter, their arms full of shopping bags. The caption read: “Mom Lori Gibson is helping daughter Courtney with groceries and other living expenses until she can make it on her own in New York City.”
Courtney is 25. 25?? Seriously??
The article goes on to talk about other families in the same situation. Parents who are delaying retirement to support their adult children are apparently the new norm.
I don’t know about you, but that blows my mind.
When did it become normal to support our kids into their adulthood?
If this story strikes a nerve with you like it did with me, then you need to start getting your kids the financial education they need to make it on their own as adults and you need to start now.
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Here’s the deal. We have three teenagers. I love them tremendously, but I’m also excited for them to go out and live their own lives – long before age 25. I hope they have the same experiences I did in my early twenties when all of life was an adventure. I don’t want them living in my basement in their mid-20s.
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