We were quoted in a story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram today about how the recession is bringing families together — for good or worse.
New grad, old room
The recession might be dealing out its leanest hand to new college graduates, who are checking out of dorms and back into their childhood bedrooms in droves.
In 2008, 77 percent of new grads moved back home, up from 67 percent in 2006, according to a poll by Collegegrad.com.
And prospects look even dimmer for 2009 graduates, says Christina Newberry, co-author of The Hands-on Guide to Surviving Adult Children Living at Home.
Newberry, 31, of Vancouver, British Columbia, has been there. She moved back in with parents twice after she graduated from college
“It’s a really hard thing to face, especially if you have been away at university or you have been away and you’ve had your job and you’ve had this independent life . . . and all of a sudden you’re back in the same bedroom you were in as a little kid,” she said.
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