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Fact of the Week: 11 March 2013

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Over 6 in 10 of Grandparents Provide Financial Assistance to Grandchildren

"Just over six in 10 (62%) grandparents have provided financial assistance or monetary gifts to their grandchildren either directly or through their parents in the past five years, with an average amount of assistance over that time period of $8,289," according to a 2012 MetLife survey of grandparents aged 45+.

Metlife. (2012). Grandparents investing in grandchildren: The MetLife study on how grandparents share their time, values, and money. New York: MetLife Mature Market Institute. Retrieved from

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