I want to address a common issue these days for "empty nester" parents. How much and in what forms do you financially help your adult children? Over the last two years, this has been our experience.
First, let me tell you about us. My husband is in his late sixties, and retired from law enforcement and is living on a pension. He was diagnosed with throat cancer last year and with God’s grace and first class medical treatment, he is doing all right. I have a good job in a medium size city. I am in my mid-fifties. We live in a modest home on a suburban acre. We have been married 24 years in a second marriage and our (FIVE) children are from our first marriages.
Here are the kids (most are in their mid-thirties):
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