For most of history, several generations lived together. The younger generation is not going to like it, but Mom and Dad will be arriving soon with their luggage.
And here I thought a significant number of the ‘Peter Pan’ generation still lived with Mom and Dad.
Sorry. No room for parking coffins in the front yard. I'm an orphan.
And I'll be dashed if I move in with my kids. After I got hurt bad in 2009, I did have to stay with someone, and that lasted for about a week until I could actually get out of bed by myself in about a half hour.
The only way I could live with my DIL is if I’m suffering from Alzheimer’s.
A factor I’ve not seen discussed is that people have waited longer to start their families than our generation did. By the time we were 40, our kids were grown and almost through college or had jobs and were out of the house. We were entering our peak earning time and so had at least 20 years to stash money for retirement. Our kids, on the other hand, didn’t even start their families until they were 40 and will be pushing 60 or older when their kids’ expenses start eating up every penny of their income with nothing going into savings for their soon-to-be retirement age.
The way it is going now, it will be the younger generation never packing their luggage and leaving Mom and Dad.
Hey, I am Mom, and if that happens, I won’t like it! My husband and I have no illusions about Social Security. Paid into it for years and won’t get much of it, if any, back. We are resigned to being the suckers holding the empty bag, and we do not want our kids and grandkids saddled with the taxes it would take to keep the Ponzi scheme going a few more years. Government programs always pit groups of people against one another in a fight for the spoils. Too bad so many people still believe in a free lunch and government “benefits”.