Quoted in U.S. News & World Report: “3 Ways to Grow Savings as an Empty Nester”

Sheila Padden, an advisor at Padden Financial Planning in Chicago, suggests that couples with two paychecks try to live on just one while putting the other in savings. While that may not be for everyone, it’s a tactic to keep the savings structured, even after the kids are gone. Financially break away from the kids, if possible. One issue Padden sees often from her own clients is how difficult it is for parents to truly break away from their kids financially. Even when the children have high-paying jobs, she’ll see clients continue to pay for the child’s cell phones or auto insurance. [More]