~ On Assignment: Family Matters: The Money Squeeze ~

To cope with the hard times, millions of families have pulled together — stacking two, three, even four generations on top of one another. NPR’s Morning Edition has begun an eight-part series titled “Family Matters” which explores the lives of three multigenerational households struggling with issues of money, duty and love. I’ve had the pleasure of visually documenting these families during all aspects of their days — they have graciously opened their doors and lives to us and discuss how they navigate difficult financial decisions.

>Experience the story through audio, images and text here.<

>Do you live in a multigenerational household? Share your candid photos and stories with NPR on Tumblr or #nprfamilymatters on Twitter and Instagram.<

Ida Christian, 89, who lives with dementia, gets help from her granddaughter, Yolanda Hunter, 43, (left), in blowing out her birthday candles. Yolanda quit her lucrative job to become Ida's full-time caregiver. After two difficult years, she is now looking to get back into the workforce. (Kainaz Amaria/NPR)

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