NPR Series: Family Matters http://www.kunc.org en Baby Boom Money Squeeze Is Set To Get Tighter http://www.kunc.org/post/baby-boom-money-squeeze-set-get-tighter <em>Part of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/150002308/family-matters">Family Matters series</a></em><p>Some financial problems have obvious solutions.<p>For example, colleges aren't graduating enough engineers. But as more students become wary of fat loans and slim job prospects, many may shift majors. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:20:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 28354 at http://www.kunc.org Baby Boom Money Squeeze Is Set To Get Tighter Caring For Aging Relative: 'To Give Her A Good Life' http://www.kunc.org/post/caring-aging-relative-give-her-good-life <em>Part of the</em> <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/150002308/family-matters">Family Matters <em>series</em></a><p>Over the last two months, NPR's <em>Morning Edition</em> has been following <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/150002308/family-matters">three families</a> who make up the growing number of multigenerational households in this country. All became multigenerational unexpectedly, when elderly relatives could no longer live independently and the families took them in.<p>The finances, logistics and emotions can be overwhelming. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 07:01:00 +0000 28347 at http://www.kunc.org Caring For Aging Relative: 'To Give Her A Good Life' Listening To Parents Key To Financial Responsibility http://www.kunc.org/post/listening-parents-key-financial-responsibility As an <a href="http://www.census.gov/population/www/pop-profile/elderpop.html">increasing</a> number of Americans live into their 80s and 90s, many families are struggling to find ways to make retirement dollars — that were once supposed to support seniors for years — now stretch over decades.<p>More and more, families have to care for the very elderly, as well as look after children who might be college grads but haven't found a job in a difficult economy.<p>All this requires one very important thing: lots of money.<p>Psychologists and other researchers have spent decades studying why some pe Tue, 29 May 2012 06:57:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 27978 at http://www.kunc.org Listening To Parents Key To Financial Responsibility Time To Move Grandma: What To Do With Her Home? http://www.kunc.org/post/time-move-grandma-what-do-her-home Making the decision to move a parent out of the homestead can hurt.<p>The house may be full of good ghosts and happy memories. But it also has too many steps and too much lawn to mow. So the time comes to pack up and move on.<p>A decade ago, at least one part of that transition wasn't so tough. When the for-sale sign went up, an eager buyer was likely to show up with a good offer. But today, families are facing a much more difficult real estate environment.<p>Over the past five years, home prices have plunged by roughly a third. Tue, 22 May 2012 07:16:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 27656 at http://www.kunc.org Time To Move Grandma: What To Do With Her Home? Paying For College: More Tough Decisions http://www.kunc.org/post/paying-college-more-tough-decisions Middle age is prime time for saving money. From your late 40s through early 60s, you're supposed to squirrel away cash to cope with health care costs in your old age.<p>But for millions of Americans, middle age also is the time when children are seeking help with <a href="#college">higher-education bills</a>, and elderly parents may be needing assistance with daily care.<p>Scott and Kelley Hawkins, both 46, are in that middle position. As they brace for paying rising college expenses for two daughters in school at once, they know they will have many tough financial decisions to make. Tue, 15 May 2012 07:07:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 27284 at http://www.kunc.org Paying For College: More Tough Decisions