Home to roost: Advice for parents with adult kids living at home

Home to roost: Advice for parents with adult kids living at home Do you have adult children living with you? Thanks to housing affordability and stagnant wage growth, more kids are relying on Mum and Dad to keep a roof over their head well into their 20s and 30s. Get some advice on how to foster financial independence in your kids, so they’ll be ready to stand on their own two feet when they leave …

How (and why) to talk to your adult children about insurance

How (and why) to talk to your adult children about insurance Adult children living at home. It’s the premise for many a zany Hollywood comedy. Men in their ‘30s or ‘40s living with their mums, modern city families having to move to their parents’ country homes, houses packed to the rafters with multiple generations. Surprisingly, it’s the reality for a number of Australian families. Retirees looking forward to comfortable, leisurely lifestyles are suddenly saddled with …

Honey, the kids shrunk my retirement

Honey, the kids shrunk my retirement An increasing number of Peter (and Peta) Pans are refusing to fly the coop, staying in the family home well into adulthood. It’s estimated that in the next five years, more than one million 18 to 29-year-old Australians will still be living with their parents. Put another way, nearly a third of people close to retiring will still be supporting their adult children at the end of this decade.i …