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Jul 13, 2012

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Today we're going talk oldies-but-goodies, seniors. Yup, mom and dad, that's you. You and a whole lot of other people. As baby-boomers grow up, the number of seniors in this country is ballooning. On this weekend's show we'll talk about the financial hurdles of being grandma and grandpa. Why helping out too much could put retirement at risk. Plus, one family's journey to assisted living.

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To my dissatisfied daughter

Jul 13, 2012
A frustrated mother sends her teenager daughter a letter, explaining how she and her father are still trying to provide for the family while they are both unemployed.

Drinking and divorce among the baby boomers

Jul 13, 2012
More long-term marriages are breaking up and a wine habit may benefit older women's bones.

Why scammers like seniors

Jul 13, 2012
Seniors are a prime target for scams, because they are less likely to report a scam. Learn why seniors are afraid to report fraud cases and how to avoid getting hoodwinked.

Letters: An estate planning primer

Jul 13, 2012
This week's letter segments tackles questions for the senior set.
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The 'Club Sandwich' generation

Jul 13, 2012
Not only are many American Baby Boomers supporting both their parents and their kids, but some are even paying for their grand kids as well.

Lessons from the Great Depression, one meal at a time

Jul 13, 2012
At nearly 100, YouTube phenomenon Clara Cannucciari has been inspiring viewers with her "poor man's meals."

Finding new work difficult for older workers

Jul 13, 2012
Finding a new job in this economy is hard for everyone, particularly for those above 55. It takes more effort, sacrifice and a little bit of creativity.

Grandma and grandpa's financial words of widsom

Jul 13, 2012
Listeners share good money advice they got from their grandparents.

The cost of taking care of mom and dad

Jul 13, 2012
For many seniors, they reach a point where they can't do it all and they need a little to a lot of help. The cost of the assistance often falls to the children.

The economics of 'having it all'

Jul 13, 2012
Some women feel the pressure to have both a successful career and home life. But one mom applies her economist smarts to prove that having it all may actually be unsatisfying.

The move to assisted living: Navigating the fine line between money and emotions

Jul 13, 2012
Learn about the challenges families face when trying to place a parent into an assisted-living facility.

Today we’re going talk oldies-but-goodies, seniors. Yup, mom and dad, that’s you. You and a whole lot of other people. As baby-boomers grow up, the number of seniors in this country is ballooning. On this weekend’s show we’ll talk about the financial hurdles of being grandma and grandpa. Why helping out too much could put retirement at risk. Plus, one family’s journey to assisted living.