Financial planning for the sandwich generation

Pedestrians crossing the road during the lunch hour in Singapore's central business district.
Pedestrians crossing the road during the lunch hour in Singapore's central business district.PHOTO: ST FILE

Process more challenging if child has special needs, as FPAS award participants found out

The prospect of living a long life with limited financial resources can be daunting, particularly for those who have to look after aged parents and their own children.

The need to plan carefully for retirement is compelling enough for this sandwich generation, as they are known, but what if the family includes a special needs child?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 28, 2019, with the headline 'Financial planning for the sandwich generation'. Print Edition | Subscribe