When the Pew Research Center, a Washington-based think tank, released a 2013 report on the "sandwich generation" - those in their 40s and 50s who are often squeezed between caring for their kids and their elderly parents as well - the numbers were stunning.
A full 48 percent of those surveyed had financially supported children over the age of 18 in the previous year, as young adults struggled with handling college bills and jump-starting careers in a tough economy.
But what about those Americans 60-plus? Surely by that point, as our prime earning years wane, we begin to retire, and the kids become fully launched, such financial support comes to an end, right?
When Pew analysts ran the data for us, they discovered that the numbers barely dropped off at all: 44 percent of those over 60 had lent financial support to adult children in the previous year.
Interesting statistics on the older generation.