Personal finance news and credit trends for the Sandwich Generation
Exploring the unique financial challenges facing Gen X Gen X hit a special milestone in 2017 as its oldest members turned 50, putting retirement just around the corner. Unfortunately, research shows that most of Generation X may significantly underprepared for their golden years; and no, that’s not because Gen Xers have been “slacking.” In fact, it’s because they’ve been pulling double duty. Generation X is also called the Sandwich Generation, stuck between kids that can’t achieve financial independence and parents who lost their retirement savings during the Great Recession. The financial burden has driven Gen Xers into greater debt with less savings lined up for the future. The articles in this section are specifically targeted to helping Gen Xers understand their financial world. You can also find more information about Gen X financial trends at the bottom of the page.