New tips for “Sandwich Generation”
Have you heard of the term “Sandwich Generation”? This generation refers to adults who are responsible for their own needs as well as the care and support of both their dependent children and elderly family members.
As part of the ASC’s ongoing efforts to protect a wide range of investors, we’ve created a new Sandwich Generation section on our website that will help you or others you know tackle some of the unique financial decisions that come with planning for your own economic needs as well as the current and future needs of your family.
I’ve been an active member of a project group with the North American Securities Administrator’s Association (NASAA) that was specifically formed to address the financial issues facing this growing demographic. As a result, we’re now able to offer this new information that can help you address:
- Considerations for your children
- What you need to think about
- How to prepare for aging parents
Learn how to start financial conversations with your children and your parents and use the checklists to help out along the way. We think you’ll find the information helpful and encourage you to share it with friends and family.
Click here to begin.
Until next time…
Comment on this blog...
About this Blog
We’ve created this blog to present you with answers to some of the more popular questions we receive from investors. We'll have different subject matter experts blogging about what they know best and we'll update it as new blogs arise. We hope you'll find it interesting and helpful.
Hi there. I’m Lorinda Brinton, Senior Advisor for Investor Education at the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC). I’ve been at the ASC for close to four years now and have been a part of many national and international investor education projects aimed at informing and protecting investors. Let us know if the information you find in this blog and on the ASC site is interesting and helpful when you are making important investment decisions.
Here are some links I think you’ll find helpful:
About Sandwich Generation
For Parents and Youth
Avoiding Fraud (PDF)