With the fastest growing segment of the U.S. senior population in the 85-to-94 age bracket, many boomers are watching as their anticipated inheritances are consumed by the high cost of medical and other care for their parents. This plus boomers' tendencies to spend what they've earned, rather than save as previous generations may have done, is creating financial strains within boomer families that have often been shaped and reshaped by marriage and divorce.

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