Ideas and Insights
2017 was one of the historically least volatile markets we have seen since the mid-60s. As such, investors were anticipating a more volatile 2018, but few expected the severity and frequency of the swings seen on Bay Street and Wall Street this year.
Today’s baby boomer generation faces a new challenge: the dual role of taking care of children and aging parents. Currently, many baby boomers provide some form of care to aging parents but also provides support to children. Increasingly, boomers are finding themselves “sandwiched”, as children take longer to become self-sufficient and elderly parents live longer. However, there may be ways to ease the challenges for those who face this dual-support role.
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