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Should Parents Charge Adult Children Rent?

Your Two Cents: Should Parents Charge Adult Children Rent?

Layoffs have sent young working adults packing for their parents' houses, and recent grads having trouble finding work have gone back home for shelter while they job search. Many of these parents are picking up the pieces of their retirement portfolios, having to work for more years than expected, and some are even attempting to reenter the workforce themselves.

It's not an easy situation for any parties involved when an adult used to living on her own returns to her parents' turf. Do you think parents should charge their kids rent when they fly back into the nest?

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