The surge in adults returning to live with their parents after college and beyond is taking a significant bite out of those parents' finances. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of adults ages 25 to 34 living with their parents or grandparents rose from 11 percent in 1980 to 23.6percent in 2012.
Many recent college grads and young adults are living at home for the most obvious reason: because they are unemployed. Financial experts warn parents against derailing their retirement plans by helping their adult kids too much, but they say their clients run the gamut from being too lenient on their kids to too strict. Here are their suggestions for how to balance the desire to help your kids get started in life with concern for your own financial well-being.
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