With homes in foreclosure and careers in limbo, more kids are moving back in with their parents.

But not recent college graduates: No, the new boomerang kids are moving back in with mom and dad after a couple decades on their own. According to the AARP, the number of multi-generational households has increased from 5 million in 2000 to 6.2 million in 2008 -- an increase of 24%.

The Today Show took a look at the issue, and one contributor suggested that the build-up in boomerangs could be a "win-win" for everyone, with families having a chance to get closer and pass on traditions. Somehow I doubt that most people in this situation are having that much fun.


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