Aging in America can be a difficult process. Many of us believe that we’ll be able to rely on our children to care for us as we become increasingly unable to do so. We raised them, we provided for them, so why shouldn’t they feel obligated to return the favor in our golden years?
Unfortunately, this plan may not be the safest bet.
What happens when our children, having lives of their own to worry about, can’t be there for us? Or what about those of us who decided not to have children at all?