We all know that the general economy just stinks and jobs may be hard to come by and young people just starting off may be having financial difficulties. I am retired and have three children. The oldest two are doing very well and I have not had to help them out financially since they were in college. My youngest is 29 and is struggling financially to make a go of a business that I think has some very real and good potential and as a result, I am providing substantial financial support for her every month now for quite a while. I was wondering how many others have found themselves in the same position of having to financially support their adult children for one reason or another. Please be clear, I am not looking for any advise, I am really curious how widespread this type of situation is now.