Offers “Sandwich Generation” Strategies for Saving Money when Providing for Parents and Children

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The latest post offers readers strategies for saving money when providing for their elderly parents and minor children. The post covers the various tax credits available to the “sandwich generation” at

The Baby Boomer generation, known for its independent thinking, has often been the catalyst for change and innovation over the past sixty plus years. Marked by an endless series of “firsts,” Boomers--who are now entering retirement--are among the first to have both dependent children and dependent parents. This unique situation is forcing many to consider their kids and their parents when drawing up their will.

According to a recent Forbes Magazine article, many of the Baby Boomers sandwiched between aging parents and minor children, are including both in their estate planning. Some Baby Boomers worry about who will provide continued care for their parents if they die before them.

Philadelphia estate lawyer Kelly Philips Erb was quoted in the article saying, “A lot of clients are concerned about what would happen to their parents if they predecease them.”, a personal finance blog, addresses the sandwich generation in its recent post Sandwich Generation are Eligible for Tax Relief for Supporting Parents. The various tax credits available to this sub-group of Baby Boomers aides them in saving money, while continuing to provide care for those who depend on them.

The post's author explains, “More than 60% of Baby Boomers are actively helping a parent and half of them also have children under 25. These members of the ‘sandwich generation’ … may be able to claim up to $3,650 qualifying relative exemption for supporting their parents.”

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