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10/22/2013 02:19 pm ET

When Adult Children Return To The Nest

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It's hard to say no to an adult child who wants to return to the nest while job hunting after college or after a layoff, but parents need to set some financial ground rules early-or they could end up broke.

Many generous parents find themselves coping with a situation where their offspring never pays the bills, pressures them for help with big-ticket expenses-whether it's a car or grad school-or shows no signs of wanting to move out.

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