Stuck in-between: Middle-aged ‘Sandwich Generation’ caring for parents and children
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Ages 45 to 64 are the sweet spot for the American worker. It's age where are at their earnings peak. Middle-aged parents in their 40s and 50s should be saving for retirement, paying off a home loan, or even taking that dream vacation. But for many, these years come with new burdens never before seen in American history. Increasingly, middle-aged Americans find themselves as part of the "Sandwich Generation," people paying to take care of their aging parents and not-yet financially stable kids.