Because the postwar generation is living longer—and took a hit financially in 2008—many baby boomers won't get as much of an inheritance as they hoped. And a growing number are helping their cash-strapped parents make ends meet.
Baby boomers: Get ready for a double whammy.
For years now, there's been a lot of talk about boomers getting tremendous windfalls as their parents pass on. Many boomers, in fact, have been lagging behind in their savings, betting on—hoping for—big bequests, especially since many of them suffered big losses in 2008.