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The Age Of Full-Time Grandparents

June 1, 2018

This article points out that since 1970 the percentage of child living full-time with grandparents has doubled. More and more grandparents are spending their retirement years raising their grandkids full time. Sometimes the situation is temporary, because the parents are deployed in the military, an illness, or other causes. Often, the situation is indefinite, because […]

Teach Your Grandchildren About Money – Financial Literacy

June 2, 2017

A new survey found that 15 year olds all over the world don’t know much about money and finance. Most teenagesr are financially illiterate and aren’t prepared to manage their own money when they start to earn some. Students at the lowest level of financial literacy “cannot even recognize the value of a simple budget […]

College Savings Links

April 29, 2016

General information College compiles information on all Section 529 plans. Scholarships: Check sources and eligibility at: College Board Fast Web Sallie Mae Fin Loan information is available from: National Student Loan Program E Student Loan Department of Education Looking for a college? Try: Embark Campus Tax breaks for college […]

Really Helping the Grandkids

January 21, 2014

Too often these days it seems that things parents and grandparents do to help the youngsters actually are harmful over the long run. I’m not talking too much about financial help, though that is a factor. Read this. It covers both actions and failures to act. 2. We rescue too quickly Today’s generation of young […]

Helping the Grandkids with Financial Literacy

December 9, 2013

One of the periodic features in Retirement Watch is focused on ways to help grandkids. I rarely see anything about that in other publications, though I know that a number of grandparents regularly look for ways to help their grnadkids. That’s why I was attracted by this article from The New York Times. It points […]

Don’t LIve with the Grandkids

June 12, 2013

It’s likely to shorten your life, according to this study. It’s an academic study, and the link is to the abstract. You can download the entire paper free in PDF. The paper says to some extent older people who live with younger people should be expected to have shorter life expectancies, because health problems often […]

The Perils of Grandparenting

May 24, 2013

Grandparents are frequent targets of scams and cons. The scams leverage their status as grandparents to extract money from the seniors. The scams are so widespread and growing that the FTC has issued a warning about them. The general approach is the same. An individual claiming to be a grandchild contacts the grandparent and claims […]

October 2020:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.

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