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Bobbi’s personal finance column for Reuters is syndicated on newspapers and websites around the globe including MSN, Money, Time, Fortune, NYPost, Daily Mail, Yahoo Finance, CNBC.com, Daily Finance, Huffington Post and more.
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The Bank of Mom & Dad is busy these days.
Millennials with kids of their own say they received $11,011 in financial support or unpaid labor, on average, from their parents in the past year, according to a recent study by TD Ameritrade.
All told, that adds up to $253 billion worth of financial assistance.
Oct 10 For millennials, feeling like an adult may no longer be about starting a family and buying a house, but rather landing a job and not asking mom and dad for allowance anymore.
A new Bank of America Better Money Habits report, released Oct. 6, found "financial independence" was the top priority of about 40 percent of the 18-26 year olds they asked to define adulthood.
Until a month ago, Andrew Lampert was moving up the career ladder in New York City as a pricing manager at an auto parts company.
Now, national parks are what Lampert, 28, and his girlfriend Elise Murphy, 24, call home.
“The high cost of New York City can make it seem impossible to get by without an income and money on top,” Lampert said. “I’m staying in national parks for free, cooking on an open campfire – no rent, no cable, no utilities."