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Cooperative Extension: Save Money, Spend Less


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When the Nest Is Not So Empty: When Kids Return Home

Between 2005 and 2011, the proportion of young adults living in their parents’ home increased, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in the home of their parents rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011 and from 8 percent to 10 percent over the period for women.

Because the financial concerns of each member of the family affects the lives and plans for others, most situations need to be discussed openly while having a plan to work together and problem solve when needed. By working together, a family can help ensure that each of its members will enjoy as much comfort, respect, and dignity as possible with the living arrangement. Read more>>

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension


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Cooperative Extension: Save Money, Spend Less
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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