Category Archives: sandwich generation

Stepping Stones to Travel

When we created Her Mentor Center in 2000, our focus was on Baby Boomers in the Sandwich Generation. And way back then, before blogging was popular, women would email their personal, family, and travel stories to share on our website. Working up to the publication of “Whose Couch Is It Anyway?” our focus turned to Boomer Moms and their Millennials who had moved back home. And we discovered that, despite the financial and emotional stress of this transition, travel was still a high priority for both generations. According to Mark … Continue reading

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Handling Financial Worries

Are you concerned about what’s happening to your savings as the stock market continues to fluctuate and slide? The drop of nearly 2,000 points over the past two months may reflect worldwide fears about future growth of the economy. But your personal outlook may have a sharper focus: What if a drop in my IRA balance affects my planed retirement date? When will my Millennial generate the funds to pay off his student loan? How can I help my parents or kids when I’m busy treading water myself? To allay … Continue reading

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Caring for the Caregiver

I recently participated in a forum dedicated to Baby Boomers caring for growing children and aging parents. If you’re a member of the Sandwich Generation, you may be interested in listening to some PODCASTS. You’ll find interesting panel discussions about Boomerang Kids, longterm caregiving and being stuck in the middle, all packed full of compassion, ideas and resources. The statistics are staggering: over 40 million Americans provide care for loved ones who are unable to care for themselves. At times these struggles call for total devotion. And according to AARP, the collective … Continue reading

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Sandwich Generation Resources

Did you know that, although the term “Sandwich Generation” has been in the Merriam Webster dictionary for only 9 years, it was first coined nearly 25 years ago to describe those caring for their growing children and aging parents? Or that the average Sandwich Generation couple spends $10,000 a year, as well as over 25 hours a week, in their care-giving roles? With more Boomerang Kids returning home, the number of those financially supporting both their grown children and their parents has grown to one-quarter of all adults. Baby Boomers … Continue reading

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