By Judy Schriener
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His wife’s parents, God bless them both, lived as if they were wealthy and the entire family thought they were until they died nearly flat broke. No one suspected. They had a condominium worth less than $30,000, a Ford Taurus worth $3,000 or $4,000, and a bunch of worthless costume jewelry. Little remained after it was all over. Kephart realizes that his family is not necessarily typical but what is fairly typical is the longer life span the parents of boomers are now enjoying. Kephart suspects their enjoyment is somehow tied in to spending any possible inheritance that their children may have expected prior to the current recession.
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